schliniger wasserfall
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Hike to the Uina Gorge via the Passo Slingia

The footpath leads from Slingia to the Sesvenna Mountain Hut and the Slingia Pass, and across untouched natural landscapes to the legendary Uina Gorge in the Engadine

The Passo Slingia is the most important pass in the Sesvenna Alps: The tour we plan to do today is a rather long but not too exhausting walking tour. In Slingia (Schlinig), the picturesque mountain village in the eponymous valley above Malles and Burgusio, our walk starts.

In the first section, the path no. 1 is asphalted and takes across the lushly green landscape to the Slingia Mountain Hut, also called Alp Planbell (Schliniger Alm, possibility to stop). A wide forested path takes to the Sesvenna Mountain Hut from this place. The last stage to the mountain hut is rather steep, from the waterfall to the former Rasass or Pforzheimer Mountain Hut, where also a beautiful mountain lake is located. The Sesvenna Mountain Hut (Sesvennahütte), located at 2,262 m a.s.l. in the north of the striking Cima Fölla mountain, is given our go-by first, as we proceed on the trail no. 18 towards west. We reach the 2,300 m high Passo Slingia, surrounded by marshland.

A particularly beautiful Alpine landscape with grazing cows accompanies us to the Swiss border, located a little lower. Continuing on the valley path, we cross the meadows of the Sursass Alpine Pasture and finally the Uina Gorge, that was formed by the river in the course of time. As the 9 km must also be walked back, we need to go back to our starting point. Of course we don't miss to stop at the Sesvenna Mountain Hut. Especially in the weekends, there are many mountain bikers on the last stage of this walk.

Author: AT

difficulty: difficult
  • Starting point:
    Slingia (village)
  • Time required:
    06:00 h
  • Track length:
    18,2 km
  • Altitude:
    from 1.727 m to 2.310 m
  • Altitude difference:
    +1083 m | -1083 m
  • Signposts:
    no. 1, 18, Uina
  • Destination:
    Uina (canyon)
  • Resting points:
    Alp Planbell, Sesvenna Hütte mountain hut
  • Recommended time of year:
    Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
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    Hike to the Uina Gorge via the Passo Slingia

If you want to do this hike, we suggest you to check the weather and trail conditions in advance and on site before setting out.

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