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Sils - Muott' Ota – Val Fex – Sils

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  • / Val Fex
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From Sils Maria over the scenic hill and through the Val Fex back to Sils Maria.
moderate
12.7 km
4:25 h
695 m
695 m
Walk beside the road into Val Fex, past the Hotel Waldhaus, to Vaüglia. Here you turn right, away from the road and through a primeval forest. The hiking trail takes you past an upland moor, in front of Alp Petpreier, and on to the Muott'Ota ridge, from where you can enjoy a superb view over Lake Sils and of the imposing Piz da la Margna. Your next destination is the first pronounced crest, after which you cross wide expanses of Alpine meadows down to the valley floor. You can return to Sils by horse-drawn carriage from outside the Hotel Fex, or hike through the hamlets of Curtins, Crasta and Platta and the impressive rock gorge back to the picturesque little village of Sils Maria.

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via San Gian 30
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

Author’s recommendation

On this hike you will pass the museum Cheva Plattas da Fex, where you will learn interesting facts about the Fexer plates.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Updated: July 17, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,458 m
Lowest point
1,808 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Pensiun Crasta
Hotel Fex Berghotel & Restaurant
Hotel Sonne
Pension Chesa Pool
Mangiabain

Start

Sils Maria post office (1,808 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.428686, 9.763735
DMS
46°25'43.3"N 9°45'49.4"E
UTM
32T 558679 5141962
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Destination

Sils Maria post office

Turn-by-turn directions

Sils - Muott' Ota – Val Fex – Sils

Note

Wildlife refuge Muott'Otta, Val Fex: December 01 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Busstop Sils/Segl Maria, Posta

Getting there

Sils Maria

Parking

Parking garage Sils/Segl Val Fex

Coordinates

DD
46.428686, 9.763735
DMS
46°25'43.3"N 9°45'49.4"E
UTM
32T 558679 5141962
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map Engadin St. Moritz, 1:25'000, Orell Füssli, ISBN 978-2-940381-82-1

Equipment

Hiking boots, rain jacket and sun protection are recommended. 

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.7 km
Duration
4:25h
Ascent
695 m
Descent
695 m
Public transport friendly Loop Refreshment stops available Scenic Family friendly Botanical highlights Summit route

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