Begin of tour: Maloja Posta bus-stop
End of tour: Bivio Posta bus-stop
Access: starting point: Bus from St. Moritz to Maloja
Access: destination: Buses to St. Moritz or Chur
Technical requirements: Average
Physical fitness: Average
Total altitude metres: Climb of 840 m and fall of 875 m
Hiking time: 5 hrs. 30 min.
Season: July to October
Gastronomy: Maloja, Bivio
Accommodation: Maloja, Bivio
Various: Note: you sometimes have to reserve seats in advance on the St. Moritz - Silvaplana - Chur bus route. For information and reservations, please visit www.postauto.ch
Lunghinsee (source of the Inn), three-way water divide at the Lunghin Pass
Tour literature: www.karten-shop.ch
To the east, the water flows into the Inn and via the Danube into the Black Sea. To the north-west, the water flows into the Julia and then the Rhine, which eventually reaches the North Sea. The water in the Mera flows south-west into Lake Como and via the Po into the Mediterranean. The pass is surrounded by a towering mountain landscape of rubble and boulders. By contrast, the climb up to the Lunginsee is through alpine meadows and across pretty streams, as is the descent from the Septimer Pass to Bivio.
Maloja - Lunghinsee - Lunghinpass (Lunghin Pass) - Septimerpass (Pass da Sett) - Bivio
First, a steep path leads up from Maloja to the Lunghinsee. The route is then somewhat flatter, but mainly through scree, going up to the Lunghin Pass. First steeply and then more gently the route runs down to the Septimer Pass. Finally a wide, steadily descending path leads down to Bivio.
The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.