Epic train journey: Bernina express
During my euro trip, we went through the great Alps to reach Italy. The Epic journey was by Bernina Express. It was the best train journey I’ve ever commenced.
We started our journey from Chur in Switzerland to Tirano Italy.
The route is full of massively arched bridges, green lush valleys, and looming snowclad mountains in the background. The journey was so picturesque that we all were sticking on the window plane with our cameras in hand to capture every moment we can.
The Bernina Express took us from Chur to the heights of Glacier of Alp Grum then down to the wine yards of Tirano Italy. The journey was awesome.
The express is a luxury travel in itself it’s a Chair car with ample foot space and the best part is the window which extends to the ceiling for a panoramic view of the landscape. Free Wi-Fi is an additional benefit and the vocal guide keeps you informed about the scenic beauty we’re passing by.
The train stops at Alp Grum to let you take pictures for 10 min rest of the halts are at stations that don’t give you time enough for clicks.
- Burgenland Domleschg
- Solis viaduct
- Landwasser viaduct
- Weisner viaduct
- Albula viaduct and Kehr Tunnels
- St Moritz
- Ospizio Bernina
- Alp Grum
- Brusio circular viaduct
The journey is full of Bridges and tunnels which would make your ears pop. It has 55 tunnels and 196 bridges in total and the highest point is Ospizo Bernina which is 2253 mt. above sea level.
The beauty of the surroundings is so breathtaking that I don’t have words to explain it. Everything is so clear and clean. The green valleys are endless and the Alps are majestic indeed.
The small town has its own charm. Endless farmlands and greenery is part and parcel of Bernina express in summers while in winters you’ll see snow-covered endless fields and mountains.
It’s a great way to see the Alps in both the weather.
If you ever plan to visit Europe Bernina express should be part of your travel it’s a must. Do prior online booking while planning the journey with Bernina Express swiss Rail.