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Via Gastronomica: Furtschellas – Val Fex – Sils Maria

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  • Corvatsch
    / Corvatsch
    Photo: Gian Giovanoli, Corvatsch AG
  • / Carvatsch
    Photo: Gian Giovanoli, Corvatsch AG
  • / Edelweissbänkli
    Photo: Romano Salis, Corvatsch AG
  • / Edelweissbänkli
    Photo: Steve Hadorn, Corvatsch AG
  • / Church in the Val Fex
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz
  • / Val Fex
    Photo: Laura-Maria Engel, Engadin St. Moritz
  • / old Engadin farm house in the Val Fex
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Hiking with tasty highlights
moderate
Distance 6.8 km
2:10 h
27 m
545 m
Take the gondola from Sils Maria up to the middle station of the Furtschellas gondola.  The culinary trail begins at the La Chüdera mountain restaurant, where you have breakfast or the starter. From here, it leads into the Val Fex, depending on the chosen route, either the direct way or via Marmoré. From Marmoré you have a great view on the lake plateau and the peaks of Piz Duan, Lunghin, Lagrev, Polaschin, Güglia and Albana. To the left, the valley of Val Fex with Fedacla creek opens up. In the background you can see the mountain peaks of Chapütschin, Tremoggia with its wide glacier, Fora, Güz, Led and Salatschina. The descent to Curtins in Val Fex follows a beautiful hiking route. The observant rambler can spot countless flowers and interesting rocks along the edge of the path. After the hamlet of Curtins, you reach the road, which you follow out of the valley towards Crasta. At the Hotel Sonne Fex you have the main course. 
The mountain church in Crasta dates from the 15th century and has unmissable frescoes inside. After Crasta, you descend to the plain, cross the creek and pass by the beautiful old houses of Platta. A romantic trail through the gorge of Fedacla leads back to Sils Maria, where you have a delicious dessert at the Hotel Seraina.

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 

More information on Val Fex: www.sils.ch/valfex  

Author’s recommendation

The Val Fex is a valley rich in flowers with colourful alpine and meadow flowers. The valley is also known for its Fexer Platten (slate slabs).

The mountain church in Fex Crasta dates from the 15th century and has frescoes inside that are well worth seeing.

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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: August 05, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,342 m
Lowest point
1,806 m
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Tips and hints

www.corvatsch.ch/

History to the slate slabs: www.plattas-da-fex.ch 

Vegetation: When it comes to flora, Oberengadin is one of the most varied and interesting for plant life in the Alpine range. It is at the sub-Alpine and Alpine level. Its blossoming plants and other vegetation differ from those of other Alpine valleys in many ways. The flora is virtually magnificent in spring immediately after the snow melts, with white crocus fields, soldanellas, gentians, anemones etc., and during the summer months the meadows are transformed into glorious flower gardens.

Start

Furtschellas middle station, Sils Maria (2,315 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'780'261E 1'143'880N
DD
46.422026, 9.783816
DMS
46°25'19.3"N 9°47'01.7"E
UTM
32T 560229 5141237
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Destination

Sils Maria

Turn-by-turn directions

Furtschellas – Val Fex – Sils Maria

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Getting there and back: By Postbus or Engadin Bus to and from Sils/Segl Maria, Posta.

Parking

big parking area at the valley station of the Furtschellas gondola

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'780'261E 1'143'880N
DD
46.422026, 9.783816
DMS
46°25'19.3"N 9°47'01.7"E
UTM
32T 560229 5141237
w3w 
///ironclad.graced.loosed
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Sils Tourismus 
April 28, 2020 · Engadin St. Moritz
Super Aussichten, super Tour
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When did you do this route? August 02, 2019

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.8 km
Duration
2:10 h
Ascent
27 m
Descent
545 m
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