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Furtschellas - Lej Sgrischus - Val Fex - Sils

Mountain Hike · Engadin & St.Moritz
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  • View from the middle station of the Furtschellas gondola towards Sils
    / View from the middle station of the Furtschellas gondola towards Sils
    Photo: Corvatsch AG
  • / Val Fex
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / Val Fex
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / Kirche im Val Fex
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
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The hike leads from the Furtschella cable car via the vantage point Marmoré into the dreamy and romantic Fex valley.
moderate
Distance 12 km
4:00 h
352 m
875 m
2,624 m
1,797 m
From the top station of the Furtschellas, follow the watercourse up the mountain, until after about half an hour the trail branches off to the right. You enter the valley via a well-maintained hiking trail across a kind of terrace high above the Fex valley, with a beautiful view of snow-capped peaks beyond. After a short ascent, you reach the Lej Sgrischus - which despite its name is anything but «gruesome». The lake is a great place to relax and if you are lucky, you may spot chamois on the scree slopes. From the lake, you can either climb up to Piz Chüern (2,689m/8,822ft) and then descend on a steep path directly into the Val Fex, or walk gradually down through splendid flowering meadows to the valley floor. From the Hotel Fex, you can take a horse-drawn carriage back to Sils, or walk out of the valley and through the gorge to Sils Maria.

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

Option A: Instead of taking the gondola, you can hike up to the Furtschellas top station in around 1 1/2 hours.

Option B: From the lake, you can still climb up the Piz Chüern (2689m.a.s.l.) and then descend steeply into Val Fex.

Option C: If you don't want to walk back to Sils, you can either take the horse-drawn carriage or the horse bus back to Sils at the Hotel Fex or at the Hotel Sonne.

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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: June 09, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,624 m
Lowest point
1,797 m
Best time of year
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Rest stops

Pensiun Crasta
Hotel Sonne
La Chüdera
Pension Chesa Pool

Tips and hints

Time of operation Corvatsch Furtschellas: www.corvatsch.ch

All Information about the Val Fex: www.sils.ch 

See also

Sils Tourist Information T +41 81 838 50 50
E-mail: sils@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.sils.ch / www.engadin.ch 

Start

Furtschellas valley station, Sils (2,320 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'780'279E 1'143'856N
DD
46.421807, 9.784049
DMS
46°25'18.5"N 9°47'02.6"E
UTM
32T 560247 5141213
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Destination

Furtschellas valley station

Turn-by-turn directions

Sils Maria - Furtschellas top station - Lej Sgrischus - Val Fex - Sils Maria

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus stop Sils/Segl Maria Furtschellasbahn

Getting there

Sils Maria Furtschellas gondola

Parking

The parking lot at the bottom station is free of charge. 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'780'279E 1'143'856N
DD
46.421807, 9.784049
DMS
46°25'18.5"N 9°47'02.6"E
UTM
32T 560247 5141213
w3w 
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Hiking boots, rain jacket and sun protection are recommended. 

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
352 m
Descent
875 m
Highest point
2,624 m
Lowest point
1,797 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Scenic Circular route Botanical highlights Geological highlights Cableway ascent/descent

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