Picturesque Lake Sils


Crasta: Corvatsch bergstation 3303 mt

Crasta: Corvatsch bergstation 3303 mt

The Upper Engadine Lake District is one of Switzerland’s most impressive landscapes. The quaint villages of Graubünden, charming spruce forests and panoramic mountain slopes make this region a first-class hiking destination. The tour around Lake Sils shows the impressive variety and attractiveness of this region.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Bus stop Sils-Maria Post Office
Point of arrival:Sils-Maria Post Office
Altitude difference360m
Difficulty:Moderately challenging
Hiking time:4h50
Season:June to October


The loop around Lake Sils leads from Sils-Maria onward first in the direction of Sils. After 100 meters the route branches off to Segl-Baselgia. A wonderful mountain trail begins that ends only in Maloja Village. At Grevasalvas and on Plan dil Zoch fantastic views reveal the deep blue lake. The village of Maloja is only touched at the rim; from the valley basin the trail leads directly to the lake, then a beautiful path meanders alongside the lakeshore to Sils-Maria. Half way back is the village of Isola, which appears isolated. It was built on the gravel cone of a mountain brook.

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.

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