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Cable car to Diavolezza

Cable car to the most beautiful view of Bernina

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Cable car to Diavolezza
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Perhaps the most famous cable car in the Bernina massif is the one leading to Diavolezza (2,978m). The starting point is the road leading to the Bernina Pass, about 9 kilometers southeast of the town of Pontresina. Along the cable car journey, there are beautiful views of the Livigno mountains lying in a northern direction. As it is significantly lower than the Bernina, you will have it in the palm of your hand. Of course, the main view is of the glaciers, but you won't see them until the very top.

View of Munt Pers (3,207m)

There is a huge parking lot near the cable car building and a train station – the famous Bernina Express stops here. To the south there is a view of Munt Pers (3,207m), which is a very easy summit from the top station of the cable car. Straight from there it's a classic hard alpine hike.

View of Munt Pers (3,207m)
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Gondola on the Diavolezza

The cable car here is a large manned gondola that runs every 20 minutes, so there is always some waiting time.

Gondola on the Diavolezza
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View down and to Piz Albris (3,166m)

We climb quickly and the views of the Livigno mountains open up. Opposite us is the peak of Piz Albris (3166 m), which looks more like a two-thousander.

View down and to Piz Albris (3,166m)
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Bernina Pass in the distance

We also have a view of Lago Bianco and the Bernina Pass. An interesting fact is that the railway continues from the pass along a completely different route than the road.

Bernina Pass in the distance
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Laj da Diavolezza

Another point of interest is the crossing of the massive ice karst with the beautiful Laj da Diavolezza lake

Laj da Diavolezza
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Lake from above

In a moment we have the lake below us. It can be reached from the top station of the cable car. The famous Bernina Tour also leads here

Lake from above
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Munt Pers ridge from the east

From here, Munt Pers looks completely different than from the bottom station of the cable car.

Munt Pers ridge from the east
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Peak in sight

The cable car goes over the Corn Diavolezza (2,903m) – the top of the ice karst – and a second smaller lake appears in front of us, the rest of the glacier, covered with tarps, the summit station and the amazing peak of Piz Palü (3,905m).

Peak in sight
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One last look back

And we are at the top. In the distance, the peaks of the Livigno mountains rise, but everyone came here for the view of the exact opposite side.

One last look back
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The summit panorama of the Bernina mountain range

From Diavolezza there is an absolutely amazing view of the highest peaks of the Bernina mountain range and the mighty Vadret Pers glacier

The summit panorama of the Bernina mountain range
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Piz Bernina (4,049 m)

The main attraction is the highest mountain of the entire Eastern Alps – Piz Bernina (4,049 m)

Piz Bernina (4,049 m)
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Surroundings of the cable car - Berghaus Diavolezza

Outside the cable car building, there is a second center – Berghaus Diavolezza, with the possibility of accommodation in this incredibly beautiful place. There is, of course, a restaurant, a garden and a viewing platform – almost useless for the mountains, you can see them from everywhere.

Surroundings of the cable car - Berghaus Diavolezza
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What to do around Diavolezzo

Even if you are not particularly a climber, it is possible to do a lot of relatively easy hikes around the area. The easiest is on Sass Queder (3,066m), where you can venture even with very young children. Piz Trovat (3,146m) is slightly more demanding. Other options are Piz Arlas (3,375m) and the already mentioned Munt Pers (3,207m)

What to do around Diavolezzo
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