Once again I had the chance to spend a beautiful weekend in the Swiss Canton of Grisons, this time for sledging. It’s town named “Bergün” is famous for its sledging lane. Effectively it’s 6 km long and takes you between 10 to 15 minutes do ride down – depending how brave you are to let it slide.
What is also worth an experiencing is night-sledging (tracks are highlighted) and of course the Ice Bar in the middle of town. But there are 2 things to be carfeul about – beside regular safety precautions and warm clothes:
- The sledging trail is closed twice a day: in the morning until about 10:30 am, and in the evening from about 5pm – 7pm.
- You can see it from the previous point: i had to write “about”: Bergün seems to be the only Swiss town where you cannot be sure about any public displayed time tables. Whether for the train nor the closing hours of the sledging trail. So don’t expect Swiss accurateness on minutes here, or inform yourself at the information desk at the station.
Regarding the sledges: don’t take your own sledge here – you can rent really good ones at a store just next to the station! Probably ask for a short instruction on how to use them…
Overall we spent an amazing and fun weekend (still feel it in my legs ;-)) in a beautiful, charming little town.