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Maloja - Lägh da Bitabergh - Lägh da Cavloc

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  • Maloja
    / Maloja
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / Lägh da Bitabergh
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / Lägh da Cavloc
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / Lägh da Cavloc
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
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A scenic hike on which you pass two idyllic mountain lakes.
moderate
Distance 10.2 km
3:25 h
461 m
466 m
2,150 m
1,755 m
This circular hike takes you from Maloja to Lägh da Bitabergh and Lägh da Cavloc and back to Maloja. First you walk through the long drawn-out village to Maloja-Kulm and on to the first sharp bend on the road to the Bregaglia valley. Be sure to make a detour to the car park on the other side of the road, from where you can enjoy an impressive view down into the Bregaglia valley and up to the hairpin bends on the Maloja road. The route now continues along a wide road to the car park and the Orden retaining wall, built as protection against accumulation of flood debris and mud slides. A short climb brings you to the idyllic Lägh da Bitabergh. Ahead is a much longer ascent past Alpine roses to Motta Salacina. It is well worth stopping to rest and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The route now runs parallel to the slope before descending to the Lägh da Cavloc. There are wonderful resting places beside both lakes. From here, you return along the gravel road back to Maloja.

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 

Author’s recommendation

The barbecue areas at Lägh da Cavaloc invite you to take a leisurely rest. 
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: March 17, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,150 m
Lowest point
1,755 m
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Start

Maloja post office (1,809 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'773'506E 1'141'664N
DD
46.403880, 9.695150
DMS
46°24'14.0"N 9°41'42.5"E
UTM
32T 553434 5139157
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Destination

Maloja post office

Turn-by-turn directions

Maloja - Lägh da Bitabergh - Motta Salacina - Lägh da Cavloc - Maloja

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'773'506E 1'141'664N
DD
46.403880, 9.695150
DMS
46°24'14.0"N 9°41'42.5"E
UTM
32T 553434 5139157
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

4.0
(1)
Markus Kobel
June 11, 2020 · Community
When did you do this route? June 09, 2020

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.2 km
Duration
3:25 h
Ascent
461 m
Descent
466 m
Highest point
2,150 m
Lowest point
1,755 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Circular route Scenic

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