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53 Bernina-Tour: Stage 4 Pontresina-Surlej

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  • Val Roseg
    / Val Roseg
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz
  • / Val Roseg
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz
  • / Val Roseg
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz
  • / horse-drawn carriage in Val Roseg
    Photo: Pontresina Tourismus
  • / ascent to Fuorcla Surlej
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz
  • / View from the Fuorcla Surlej with the Bernina range
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz
  • / Fuorcla Surlej
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz
  • / trail from the middle station Murtèl to Fuorcla Surlej
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz
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Through the lovely Val Roseg to the Fuorcla Surlej with magnificent views on the famous Biancograt.
moderate
13.4 km
5:00 h
1,017 m
122 m
From the village of Pontresina, go towards the railway station where the summer hiking trail into Val Roseg begins behind the car park. After passing through a beautiful coniferous forest and flower-filled meadows, you reach the Restaurant Roseg Gletscher, which is famous for its rich dessert buffet. The valley opens up and offers views from Piz Tschierva over to Piz Morteratsch and along the Biancograt up to the majestic Piz Bernina. The view of Piz Roseg is no less impressive, and in the background, the glaciers of the Sella Group and the Piz Glüschaint shine white.

At the Restaurant Roseg Gletscher, the path climbs steeply above alpine meadows to Fuorcla Surlej. It is reccommended to take a break from time to time and enjoy the unique views. Certainly on Fuorcla Surlej you have to plan a stop so that you can enjoy the full panorama. And it's likely you will continue to dream about this view when you are back home again. 

From Fuorcla Surlej, it is not far to the Corvatsch middle station Murtèl. From there it is a leisurely gondola ride to Surlej.

 

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01 
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch  
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

 

Booking
Eurotrek AG
Zürcherstrasse 42
CH-8103 Unterengstringen
Phone: +41 44 316 10 00
E-mail: eurotrek@eurotrek.ch 
Internet: www.eurotrek.ch/bernina-tour-6-5 

Author’s recommendation

From Pontresina station you can also take the horse-drawn carriages to the Restaurant Roseg Gletscher.

The last gondola from the middle station Murtèl to Surlej leaves at 5.05pm (mid July - mid August at 5.25pm).

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Updated: November 19, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,754 m
Lowest point
1,782 m
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Start

Pontresina (1,805 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.492974, 9.902513
DMS
46°29'34.7"N 9°54'09.0"E
UTM
32T 569260 5149218
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Destination

Surlej

Turn-by-turn directions

Pontresina - Val Roseg - Restaurant Roseg Gletscher - Fuorcla Surlej - Corvatsch middle station Murtèl - Surlej

Note

Wildlife refuge Val Roseg: December 20 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Coordinates

DD
46.492974, 9.902513
DMS
46°29'34.7"N 9°54'09.0"E
UTM
32T 569260 5149218
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.4 km
Duration
5:00h
Ascent
1,017 m
Descent
122 m
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