The Greina, in Romansh Plaun la Greina, is a plateau about six kilometres long and one kilometre wide at 2.200 metres above sea level. The diversity of biotopes is exceptional and unique. For this reason, the Greina Plateau was included in the federal inventory as a protected zone. Today, it is one of the landscapes and natural monuments of Switzerland with national significance.
The landscape of the Greina is one of the few still unspoilt regions of Switzerland. This is due not least to its seclusion. Only on foot and only after a hike lasting several hours, nature lovers can reach the lonely mountain landscape. It is an absolutely treeless area and in the wide natural landscape the eye finds hardly any clues for spatial distancing.
The Ticino scientist Plinio Grossi describes the Greina Plateau as a "geological museum, botanical garden, mountain island, wonder corridor and surprise showcase".
The high mountain landscape of Greina lies between The Val Lumnezia and the Val Sumvitg in the North and the Blenio Valley in the South (Canton of Ticino). These three valleys are only connected by the Greina Plateau. No road and no mountain railways, but hiking trails connect the neighbours.
3. Greina Trail
The Greina Trail is a race from Campo Blenio to the magnificent landscape of the Greina plateau and back to Campo Blenio. For more information and to register, please visit www.greinatrail.ch
Greina hiking tour
A plateau at 2.200 m above sea level with a barren mountain landscape and wide-branched streams - what is special about that? It is probably the impressive landscape, the simplicity and yet a difficult to describe beauty that make the plateau a unique natural spectacle.
There are five different accesses to the Greina. These accesses can be combined to create multi-day hiking tour.
With the bus to your starting point
The alpine bus will take you from Vrin to Puzzatsch in The Val Lumnezia, and from Rabius to Runcahez in the Sumvitg, directly to the starting points of your hiking trail. In Ticino, the lines from Olivone to Diga di Luzzone and Pian Geirett are also connected.
The Greina bus is affiliated to the Bus alpin association –for the public transport development of tourist destinations in the Swiss mountain region.
In the midst of nature
An overnight stay at an SAC or mountain hut in the midst of nature is a special experience. Let the hosts spoil you with traditional Grisons dishes, and recharge your batteries for the next hiking stage.