Immense white tongues seem to push forth from the ice and snow-covered Piz Palü and Piz Bernina towards Pontresina. These are the Pers and Morteratsch Glaciers. At the Isla Persa, the two glacier arms unite to form a glacier tongue which ends after barely two kilometres. Only 120 years ago, the Morteratsch Glacier extended nearly 2 km further into the valley. An educational trail informs hikers about the retreat of the glacier and the mysterious life that exists in the pre-glacier ridge.
The glacier nature trail starts at the Hotel Restaurant Morteratsch and takes you to Morteratsch Glacier. The path is dotted with stopping points - 15 in all - along the glacier foreland.
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.