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Sils - Surlej - Lej Marsch - Sils

· 2 reviews · Mountainbiking · Engadin & St.Moritz
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  • Silvaplanersee
    Silvaplanersee
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
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From Sils Maria high above the green Lake of Silvaplana to the cosy bathing lake Lej Marsch and on the shore of the Lake of Silvaplana back to Sils Maria
moderate
Distance 19.9 km
2:50 h
559 m
577 m
2,087 m
1,791 m
Past the valley station of the Furtschellas cable car, the trail leads along the shore of Lake Silvaplana to Surlej. When the Maloja wind blows, many water sports enthusiasts cavort on this lake and the lake is dotted with many colourful windsurfers, kitesurfers and sailors flying over the lake and the waves. The tour continues past Crap da Sass Castle to the enchanted Lej Ovis-chel and along the Inn to Lej Marsch. The bathing lake, which is often pleasantly warm by Engadin standards, and its immediate natural surroundings invite you to swim, picnic and barbecue. Return past Lej Nair and Lej Zuppò up to the high moorland plain of Palüd Lungia and on to Surlej. The official mountain bike route no. 1 takes you high above Lake Silvaplana through the varied and impressive mountain forest back to Sils. The views of Lake Silvaplana, which often glows mint green, never cease to amaze.

 

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

On the moor lakes Lej Zuppò, Lej Nair and Lej Marsch there are cosy barbecue areas.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: September 07, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,087 m
Lowest point
1,791 m
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Track types

Asphalt 8.61%Dirt road 1.49%Forested/wild trail 67.91%Path 13.27%Road 8.70%
Asphalt
1.7 km
Dirt road
0.3 km
Forested/wild trail
13.5 km
Path
2.6 km
Road
1.7 km
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Safety information

This tour leads along official hiking trails and forest roads. Consideration and caution are expected.

Tips and hints

See also 

Sils Tourist Information
T +41 81 838 50 50

www.sils.ch / www.engadin.ch

 

Start

Sils Maria (1,805 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'778'787E 1'144'761N
DD
46.430341, 9.764989
DMS
46°25'49.2"N 9°45'54.0"E
UTM
32T 558773 5142147
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Destination

Sils Maria

Turn-by-turn directions

Sils Maria - lake of Silvaplana - Surlej - Lej Marsch - Lej Nair - Lej Zuppò - Palüd Lungia - Surlej - Alp Surlej - Sils Maria

Note

Wildlife refuge Schinellas,Val Verda, Crap Alv: December 20 - April 30
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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus stop Sils/Segl Maria, Posta

Getting there

Engadin - Sils Maria

Parking

car park Sils/Segl Val Fex

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'778'787E 1'144'761N
DD
46.430341, 9.764989
DMS
46°25'49.2"N 9°45'54.0"E
UTM
32T 558773 5142147
w3w 
///digestion.meaty.worksheet
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Single Trail Map Oberengadin, 1:50'000, ISBN 978-3-909118-26-7, www.singletrailmaps.com

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Rating

3.5
(2)
Micha W
June 30, 2021 · Community
better to do this one the other way around. Otherwise, you'll have to walk up some of the single tracks.
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André Jaunin
August 08, 2020 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 05, 2020
Photo: André Jaunin, Community

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.9 km
Duration
2:50 h
Ascent
559 m
Descent
577 m
Highest point
2,087 m
Lowest point
1,791 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Botanical highlights

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