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Mountain Hike

719 Senda Surlej

Mountain Hike · Switzerland
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Any journey worth doing has a well-known start and finish. But this tour has its own highlight at Fuorcla Surlej. Nowhere can a better view of the majestic Piz Bernina be seen. The first stage of this tour begins in the pine woodlands of Val Roseg.
difficult
21.1 km
8:34 h
1067 m
1020 m
Through millions of years the glaciers have formed this expansive valley Val Roseg, the evidence of which is so clearly visible. The tour follows along the valley, offering breath-taking views of the Roseg and Tschierva glaciers. As far as the Hotel Roseg the path leads through beautiful woodlands along the river Ova da Roseg. 

The ascent to Fuorcla Surlej provides a unique view of both the Roseg and Tschierva glaciers. On reaching Fuorcla Surlej an unbelievable sight of the Bernina range comes into full view. The pulse of any hiker quickens as the beauty of Piz Bernina and Piz Roseg can be seen in all their glory. The reflection of the mountain range can be captured in the small lake of Fuorcla Surlej.

From Furcla Surlej the path begins the descent towards Sils and opens new vistas of the Engadin lakes. Passing through the alpine roses and the blue gentians in the spring landscape, the Silser and Silvaplaner lakes lie below you. The path leads towards the mountain station for the Furtschellas cable car and continues on to Sils.

Author’s recommendation

To shorten the route a horse-drawn coach can be taken through the Val Roseg or the descent can be reduced with the Furtschellas cable car.

An overnight stay in the Fuorcla Surlej mountain lodge provides a special experience. Enjoy the sunset and sunrise in this spectacular setting. 

Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2753 m
Lowest point
1772 m
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Safety information

Please note: At higher altitude snowfields can remain into the summer months.

Tips, hints and links

Engadin St. Moritz
Via San Gian 30
7500 St. Moritz
+41 (0)81 830 00 01
+41 (0)81 830 08 18
allegra@estm.ch
www.engadin.stmoritz.ch

Start

Pontresina railway station (1771 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.491372, 9.895862
DMS
46°29'28.9"N 9°53'45.1"E
UTM
32T 568751 5149034
w3w 
///hurricane.perfumed.confined

Destination

Sils bus station

Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the marked-path and the yellow sign posts. 

Note

Wildlife refuge Foppa: December 01 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

DD
46.491372, 9.895862
DMS
46°29'28.9"N 9°53'45.1"E
UTM
32T 568751 5149034
w3w 
///hurricane.perfumed.confined
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
21.1 km
Duration
8:34h
Ascent
1067 m
Descent
1020 m
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