Travel Blogs from Cunter
Enough resting, time to hurt ourselves a bit more. We caught a bus down to Samedan from where we caught a train laden with Japanese tourists to a small station called Spinas. From Spinas the line enters a tunnel which emerges at Preda, we decided that using the train is far too simple and so we set out to walk to Preda over the top of the mountain.
The trail started fairly comfortably, but this was obviously a trap as we soon ...
Waking up stiff, we decided that we should take the day off. So we spent the morning doing some office work before walking into town to do a bit of grocery shopping.
Our plan was to introduce the Swiss to some rugby and so we set off for Stef's house armed with my computer and mini projector.
No rest for the wicked apparently, so on with the hiking boots and hit the road.
We caught a bus down to La Punt before heading up and up and up some more into the mountains until we got to a mountain hut called Escha Hut. The weather was really hot and I think we were both on our limits of endurance.
We climbed around 900 meters in altitude and covered some 18 odd kilometers in ...
After a good breakfast we set off back into the mountains of the Engadin Valley. The trip as always was very scenic and we arrived to a packed campsite since the European School holidays are now in full swing.
After driving around the whole campsite we eventually managed to squeeze into what must have been the last available ...
... mountain. The ride was complicated still further by the plethora of bicyclists (a good reason to avoid the Alps during August holiday.) Stopping first at Umbrial Pass a short distance away, we finally arrived at the village of Stelvio at the summit, a frentic collection of food vendors, shops, hotels, and ski lifts taking hikers to the higher elevations. The congestion added to the carnival atmosphere and the locales charm. Dave & Janet choose to return back down ...
Other places to stay in Cunter
Stradung 38, Cunter | Hotelfrom $109