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Samedan Camping - Val Champagna - Muottas Muragl - Samedan Camping

Mountain Hike · Engadin & St.Moritz
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  • view from Muottas Muragl of the Engadin
    view from Muottas Muragl of the Engadin
    Photo: Michael Pfäffli, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
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The steep ascent is rewarded by the natural beauty of the Lej Muragl and the view of the Upper Engadin. 
moderate
Distance 13.8 km
5:35 h
1,123 m
1,123 m
2,819 m
1,698 m
The tour starts at the car park of the camping site at the end of the airfield and leads up into the Val Champagna on the right at Gravatscha lake. The Val Champagna is probably one of the least frequented valleys in the Upper Engadin. Along the Ova da Val Champagna, the trail begins with a steep ascent. Over a distance of 5.6 km, you have to climb 1100 metres in one stretch to the highest point. Passing the water intake of the Val Champagna small power station, you slowly leave the forest and soon reach the Chamanna Val Champagna, where the gradient decreases somewhat for a short time. The trail first leads through a somewhat marshy area, only to become steeper and more demanding again towards the top. The last ramp before you reach the Fuorcla then becomes stony and demands what seem to be the last reserves. As soon as you reach the Fuorcla, you can see Lej Muragl on the other side, a beautiful mountain lake that lies slightly below the route. On the high trail, where in winter the popular Philosophers' Path is laid out, the route descends gently to Muottas Muragl with a fantastic view. Past the Muottas Muragl mountain hotel, the steep descent begins, back to the camping site. 

 

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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

If you don't have that much stamina yet, you can also take the the Muottas Muragl cable car up and hike out the Val Champagna.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: March 07, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,819 m
Lowest point
1,698 m
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Track types

Asphalt 3.10%Nature trail 17.61%Path 79.28%
Asphalt
0.4 km
Nature trail
2.4 km
Path
10.9 km
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Start

Samedan, Camping Gravatscha (1,701 m)
Coordinates:
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2'788'192E 1'157'488N
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46.542197, 9.892476
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46°32'31.9"N 9°53'32.9"E
UTM
32T 568428 5154679
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Destination

Samedan, Camping Gravatscha

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Samedan, Camping Gravatscha - Lej Gravatscha - Val Champagna - Fuorcla Val Champagna - Muottas Muragl - Lej Gravatscha - Samedan, Camping Gravatscha

Note

Wildlife refuge Muottas, Val Champagna, Tschainas: December 20 - April 30
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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'788'192E 1'157'488N
DD
46.542197, 9.892476
DMS
46°32'31.9"N 9°53'32.9"E
UTM
32T 568428 5154679
w3w 
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.8 km
Duration
5:35 h
Ascent
1,123 m
Descent
1,123 m
Highest point
2,819 m
Lowest point
1,698 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent

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