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Diavolezza valley station-Fuorcla Pischa-Fuorcla Prünella-Chamues-ch

Mountain Hike · Engadin St. Moritz
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  • view back to Val da Fain and Lago Bianco
    view back to Val da Fain and Lago Bianco
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
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Long hike on little-used hiking trails in the Engadin.
difficult
Distance 22.5 km
7:30 h
897 m
1,271 m
2,836 m
1,707 m
At the valley station of the Diavolezza cable car, the trail crosses the pass road and follows the road for a short distance before joining a gravel road. Down over the bridge and into the Val da Fain, following the gravel road. Very often a marmot whistles and the flora is also special in this valley. After a good half hour, the trail branches off to the left and leads in a steep zigzag to the rocks of the Piz Albris. For the last part, surefootedness and a head for heights are essential, and the wide Fuorcla Pischa plateau opens out with its many small lakes. This area is home to one of the largest ibex colonies in the Alps. With luck and a good eye, the king of the Alps can be spotted among the rocks. On the plateau, the trail branches off to the right and leads via Lej da la Pischa and Fuorcla Prünella to Val Prünella. You descend now 600 metres in altitude to Alp Prünella. There the path joins the gravel road, which you follow as far as Chamues-ch. 

 

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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

Start the tour early, the Val Chamuera still stretches quite far to Chamues-ch.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: May 22, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,836 m
Lowest point
1,707 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.60%Dirt road 1.58%Forested/wild trail 49.60%Path 46.99%Road 1.20%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Dirt road
0.4 km
Forested/wild trail
11.2 km
Path
10.6 km
Road
0.3 km
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Safety information

The transition from the steep zigzag to the stone desert of Fuorcla Pischa can still be snow-covered long into the summer, then caution is advised. There is no alternative route.

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Diavolezza valley station (2,081 m)
Coordinates:
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2'795'454E 1'146'567N
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46.441927, 9.982484
DMS
46°26'30.9"N 9°58'56.9"E
UTM
32T 575467 5143619
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Destination

Chamues-ch, village square

Turn-by-turn directions

Diavolezza valley station - Val da Fain - Fuorcla Pischa - Lej da la Pischa - Fuorcla Prünella - Val Prünella - Alp Prünella - Alp Serlas - Chamues-ch

Note

Wildlife refuge God Pschaidas: December 20 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'795'454E 1'146'567N
DD
46.441927, 9.982484
DMS
46°26'30.9"N 9°58'56.9"E
UTM
32T 575467 5143619
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
22.5 km
Duration
7:30 h
Ascent
897 m
Descent
1,271 m
Highest point
2,836 m
Lowest point
1,707 m
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