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Secluded lakes just perfect for taking a dip in and forest moorlands are the highlights of this hike, closely followed by a stop at the famous restaurant by Lej de Staz.

Description

You’ll find numerous moorland lakes hidden away in the forests between St. Moritz, Silvaplana and Pontresina. They heat up in summer and are popular places to go for a swim. Secluded hiking paths connect these idyllic places – right by Lej da Staz, you’ll find the well-known restaurant that is famous for its “Moorköpfe” (similar to chocolate marshmallow teacakes).

The hike starts by heading along the Inn in the direction of Champfèr and then continues on a slight incline to Lej Marsch, the most popular place to go swimming in the region. You can only reach Lej Nair, a secret tip for romantic swimmers, on foot. The easy trail continues through God San Gian, past the Olympic ski jump and back down to the edge of St. Moritz Bad. There are also trails running higher up such as on the edge of the forest at Lej dals Chöds.

The hike continues further uphill along the moorland forest landscape to Lej da Staz at the other end of St. Moritz, where the famous restaurant is located. You can also take a dip here (unattended) and a brief break before heading back along the southern shores of Lej da San Murezzan (Lake St. Moritz) with views of the small town of St. Moritz.

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
St. Moritz
Destination
St. Moritz
Start Point
Bus stop St. Moritz Bad, Post
Target Point
Bus stop St. Moritz Bad, Post
Direction
Round trip
Altitude (meter above sea level)
1904 m
Ascent
274 m
Descent
275 m
Distance
13 km
Duration
3 h 20 min
Technical requirements
Easy
Physical requirements
Medium
Season
June - October
Theme
Alongside the water, With panoramic views
Category
Active, Hiking, Nature, Relaxation
Suitable for children with age
0 - 5 years, 6 - 9 years, 10 - 13 years, 14+ Years

Map

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Contact

St. Moritz Tourist Information
Via Maistra 12
7500 St. Moritz
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)81 837 33 33
Fax +41 (0)81 837 33 66
stmoritz@estm.ch
engadin.stmoritz.ch

Quick Facts

Route Number

Distance

13 km

Duration

3 h 20 min

Ascent

274 m

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