From Thusis to Tiefencastel is the first section of the via Albula / Bernina. Just after Thusis you will walk past Burg Ehrenfels which is a youth hotel. You will leave the Domlegschg and enter the Schinschlucht gorge which gives you a spectacular view of the Albula river and valley. The highest point on this hike is the village Muldain a little historic place which great views of the valley ahead. After Alvachein you will pass the St. Peter Mistail church from the 8th century. I couldn’t get into the church or even get a good look at it. There was a farm-house just next to it and they had about 8 goose walking around. These goose didn’t really like me and I had to run past them because they felt threatened be me…
It’s a nice hike to start the via Albula, some sections can be steep but all in all its a really nice hike.
How to get there by Public Transport:
from Zurich HB: 1 h 51 min
Max elevation: 1207 m
Min elevation: 631 m
Total climbing: 928 m
Total descent: -659 m