Logistics Swiss Engadin to Dolomiti

Jan 11th, 2019, 06:44 PM
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Please give serious consideration to using public transportation! Go to sbb.com and play around -- you can go almost anywhere in Switzerland with public transportation.
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Jan 12th, 2019, 01:16 AM
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Once again:
Public transport is easy and very frequent.
Have a look at https://www.sii.bz.it/en/siipdfOldtimetables
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Jan 12th, 2019, 06:56 AM
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Kia, We are sold on Swiss transport!
My post includes Italy too—that’s where having a car is a possibility.

neckervd, thanks to you, Italy trains/buses made easier!
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Jan 12th, 2019, 09:10 AM
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Macaroni09 - The scenery in the National Park is by far not as spectacular as in the Upper Engadine (think the glaciers in the Bernina massif or the lakes between St. Moritz and Maloja ...) The beauty of the National Park lies in the unspoilt nature, the wildlife and vegetation, the (relatively) few visitors. This can only be experienced on hikes. I am afraid these hikes are too long to be done as a stop enroute to the Dolomiti. What you could probably do is a stop in Zernez to visit the National Park centre to get information, and/or stop at Pass dal Fuorn to have lunch and maybe a very short walk, then hop on the next bus an hour or two hours later.

I did excursions from Sils to the Bernina pass region by public transportation - no problem. I hiked from Ospizio Bernina via Sassal Masone to Alp Grüm, down to the turquoise lake Palü and Cavaglia, from where I took the regional train back. Another favourite hike in that region is from Sfazu to Val da Camp (very highly recommended - the lakes in the upper valley are amazing!) But it takes an early start and a reservation for the small bus from Sfazu to Alp da Camp is madatory.

Unless you plan to do longer hikes south of Poschiavo up to the mountains (and not just around the lake or so), I see no need to add a second base.
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Jan 12th, 2019, 04:41 PM
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Ingo, you are a treasure trove! The 2 hikes you mentioned on the BE are just what we are looking for. Where can I find more info such as distances, ascent/descent, expected duration? Is there a certain TI?

Sounds like Ike a picnic on the bus/trains to Bolzano/Ortisei. Don’t want to prolong the voyage. Better to spend our time in the Dolomiti😎.

So so now I can’t resist asking what are your favorite hikes in the Dolomiti? Will cut days elsewhere so we can have more time there.

Awesome posters here have given us such wonderful and detailed descriptions of what we can look forward to. The calendar is coming together now! And you are right again—no need to add extra bases.
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Jan 12th, 2019, 07:48 PM
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Macaroni, I used this website for ideas for Switzerland


listed in regions and from easy to difficult.
So for example next time we will do number 8054: Sils Maria to Grevasalvas to Maloja (last time we walked the other side of the lake.)

And also this website


the interactive map is great, and it shows up so many options of walks.
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Jan 13th, 2019, 06:38 AM
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Here's another site that might help with walks:

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