Begin of tour: Cable-car station Murtèl (halfway station of the Corvatschbahn)
End of tour: Bottom station of the Corvatschbahn, Surlej
Access starting point: Bus from St. Moritz to Surlej and cable-car Surlej - Corvatsch
Access point of arrival: Buses to St. Moritz
Technical requirements: Average
Physical fitness: Easy
Total altitude meters: Fall of approx. 850 m
Hiking time: 3 hrs. 10 min.
Season: July to October
Gastronomy: Murtèl, Hahnensee, Surlej
Overnight: Surlej, Silvaplana
Various: Views of the Engadine lakes, Hahnensee
Murtèl (middle station of the Corvatschbahn) - Fuorcla Surlej - Hahnensee - Surlej
The descent from Murtèl to the Hahnensee must fall into that category, offering as it does stunning views in all directions. In the higher section of the walk, your gaze is drawn to Piz Corvatsch and Piz Bernina. Lower down, there is a magnificent panorama of the Champèrer, Silvaplana and Sils lakes.
The first part of the tour leads on a wide path from Murtèl towards Fuorcla Surlej. Shortly before the final climb up to Fuorcla, a narrow path leads off to the left. This is the start of the wonderful descent to the Hahnensee. The final part of the walk passes through beautiful pine forests down to Surlej.
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.