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Intro

Be ready to be impressed by the unique high Alpine lakes and flora of the Upper Engadin on this 2.5-hour circular hike to the six lejins (Romansch word for small lakes). Each of the crystal-clear mountain lakes contains the minerals and rocks after which they are named.

Description

The starting point for the 2.5-hour circular hike is Furtschellas upper station (2,312m). ​  From here, the Water Trail sets off the direction of Alp Munt, before branching off to the left and ascending steeply for a short section. Soon after, Lejin Cristal, the first of the six small mountain lakes, comes into view, followed by Lejin Magnetit, Lejin Malachit, Lejin Rhodonit, Lejin S-chaglia and finally Lejin Epidot, all lined up like precious pearls. The craggy faces of the Corvatsch massif provide a stunning backdrop to the hike. There are many places to stop off and rest your legs along the route. The Ustaria Rabgiusa Hut and La Chüdera restaurant with its spacious panoramic terrace offer the ideal spot to grab something to eat.

The Water Trail is perfect for children and comes with an accompanying “Plitsch & Platsch“ booklet. Featuring “Furbaz” the sprite and “Mara” the mountain fairy, this amusing tale about the Water Trail will spur on tired legs and teach children useful facts about the six lakes on the trail. The booklet is available free of charge from the ticket counters at the Corvatsch and Furtschellas valley stations.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Sils/Segl Maria
Destination
Sils/Segl Maria
Start Point
Furtschellas upper station
Target Point
Furtschellas upper station
Direction
Round trip
Ascent
420 m
Descent
420 m
Distance
6 km
Duration
2 h 15 min
Duration back
2 h 15 min
Technical requirements
Medium
Physical requirements
Medium
Season
June - October
Elevation profile
420Meter ascents
420Meter descents
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Theme
Along Water
Category
Active, Hiking, Nature
Signalization
Signalisation in both directions
Suitable for children with age
6 - 9 years, 10 - 13 years, 14+ Years
More information https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/wanderland/route721...

Map

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Contact

Corvatsch AG
Via dal Corvatsch 73
7513 Silvaplana-Surlej
Switzerland

Phone  +41 (0)81 838 73 73
Fax +41 (0)81 838 73 10
info@corvatsch.ch
corvatsch.ch

Station Corvatsch
Via dal Corvatsch 73
7513 Silvaplana

Phone  +41 (0)81 838 73 74
info@corvatsch.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

No. 721

Distance

6 km

Duration

2 h 15 min

Ascent

420 m

Travel information: Sils i.E.

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