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Alp Nursera ad Schwarzwald

Hiking trail

Naturpark Beverin - The mountain trail from Ausserferrera to Sufers leads across the Nursera and Schwarzwald Alps with magnificent views of the Hinterrhein valleys of Val Ferrera and Rheinwald, which are characterised by alpine farming and the former mining industry.

The hike begins at the post bus stop in Ausserferrera, lying in the Val Ferrera, with its important mining history. Amongst other things, copper was mined and a mine shaft can be visited with a guide. After crossing the river «Ragna da Ferrera» you immediately start the ascent (530 altimeters, about 1.5 hours) through the Val Nursera in the direction of the alp of the same name.

After Alp Nursera the path again climbs up a short distance and at around 2,000 m leads at first towards the Suretta valley. After a short descent to Schwarzwaldalp and another climb (around 200 altimeters), you cross the Suretta valley and reach the «Ross Chopf - horse's head». From here descend through Göriwald to Sufers. Along the way you cross the nascent Hinterrhein and go around half the Sufers reservoir, before reaching your objective, the post bus stop at Sufers. A visit to the alpine dairy is well worthwhile, where there is a wide choice of local cheese specialities.

Alp Nursera ad Schwarzwald

From the post bus Stop Ausserferrera, follow the red and white mountain trail signpost «Alp Nursera» and then the mountain trail signpost «Schwarzwaldalp». After Schwarzwaldalp follow the mountain trail signpost «Ross Chopf», and from point 1710 «Ross Chopf» the mountain trail signposts to Sufers. After crossing the Rhine (where it flows into the Sufner Lake), turn right and follow the yellow hiking trail sign Sufers post bus stop.


All season


11.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
950 m
Altitude difference descent
860 m
Time required
4 - 6h
Level technique
Level condition


Starting point
Ausserferrera (Altitude: 1301 m)
Arrival by public transport
Ferrera, Ausserferrera Timetable SBB
Sufers (Altitude: 1409 m)
Arrival by public transport
Sufers Timetable SBB



The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children < 6 years
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Families


Gästeinformation Viamala
7435 Splügen
Tel. +41 (0)81 650 90 30
Fax +41 (0)81 650 90 31

Alp Nursera ad Schwarzwald