Valtellina – the little red train that climbs the mountain

Valtellina Bernina train

Would you like to do a giant slalom through the mountains?

Then get on the red train of the Retica Railway at Tirano that “boldly” climbs up to the 2253 meters of the Bernina Pass to then descend  towards St. Moritz. Starting immediately after Tirano you enter in the lateral Val Poschiavo, that is part of Valtellina but politically belongs to Switzerland.

With the snow train during the winter and until mid-April, it’s possible to sit comfortably in warm panoramic carriages and with 360° view, while a magical world passes before your eyes. Or, during the summer it’s possible to reach, also in open carriages, extraordinary panoramic points, impressive glaciers and the “four-thousand”, sparkling with eternal snow.

Bernina train Valtellina

For further information:

Ufficio turistico Tirano

Piazza Stazione – 23037 Tirano (SO)

Tel. +39 0342 706066 – Fax +39 0342 706066

E-mail: infotirano@provincia.so.it

Ferrovia retica Tirano

Tel. +39 0342 701353 – Fax +39 0342 704575

E-mail: tirano@rhb.ch

Ferrovia retica Poschiavo

Tel. +41 081 8440132 – Fax +41 081 8441073

E-mail: poschiavo@rhb.ch

Where to stay in Tirano

There are hotels, apartments, guesthouses and B&Bs available, check them out and make a reservation here.

Where to stay in Saint Moritz

There are hotels, apartments, guesthouses and hostels available, check them out and make a reservation here.

Where to stay in Pontresina

There are hotels, apartments, lodges and villas available, check them out and make a reservation here.