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Silvaplana, Kitesurf-Beach

Silvaplana, Kitesurf-Beach

Engadin St. Moritz - Corvatsch - Alpetta

Engadin St. Moritz - Corvatsch - Alpetta

Silvaplana, Surfcenter

Silvaplana, Surfcenter

Suvretta House

Suvretta House

Silvaplana, Blick Richtung Corvatsch

Silvaplana, Blick Richtung Corvatsch

St. Moritz Silvaplana Switzerland

St. Moritz Silvaplana Switzerland

Silvaplana, Eventbar Hossa

Silvaplana, Eventbar Hossa

The hike from Murtèl to Pontresina crossing the Fuorcla Surlej is a classic in the Upper Engadine. The mountain panorama is simply breathtaking: in the beginning of the hike it is the glaciers of the Bernina Range that catch one's eye, then it is the icy pyramid Piz Roseg. Further down in the Roseg Valley one may well chance upon wild animals that still roam here.

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Technical information

Starting point: Aerial cable-car station Murtèl (Corvatsch cable-car).
Destination: Train station Pontresina (Bernina Express).
Take the Corvatsch cable-car from Surlej to Murtèl. Transfer by horse-drawn coach possible from Hotel Roseggletscher to Pontresina..
Walking time: 4 h
Season: July through October
Altitude difference: 80 m ascent, 980 m descent
Condition: Intermediate to difficult
Place to eat: Murtèl, Fuorcla Surlej, Hotel Roseggletscher, Pontresina

Description

Start off in Murtèl and hike towards Fuorcla. Once you have reached the highest point begin the descent. The trail is full of hairpin curves carved out by the ancient glacier, also responsible for the curious rock formations to be found in this area. In front of you is the Bernina Range, an impressive view on any day. Once at Alp Surovel, you have reached the tree line. Continue to the Hotel Roseggletscher, a good place to take a break. Here, the trail follows the road for about 500 meters (yards) and then branches off again on your right. Hike through fragrant Swiss pines until you reach the train station of Pontresina.

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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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