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    Photo: Gian Giovanoli, Corvatsch AG
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    Photo: Gian Giovanoli, Corvatsch AG
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    Photo: Gian Giovanoli, Corvatsch AG
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    Photo: Gian Giovanoli, Corvatsch AG
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Furtschellas water trail - the circular trail along six mountain lakes
moderate
Distance 6.1 km
2:15 h
395 m
396 m
They sparkle in the Upper Engadin summer sun like shiny sequins on an evening gown: high up on the Furtschellas (2,312m/7,589ft), six small mountain lakes reflect the sky in their crystal-clear waters. The Water Trail follows a 2 1/2 hour circular route past the lakes towards Alp Munt, and then back again along the other side to the summit station. The breathtaking view extends across the lake plateau, deep into the valley and up again on the other side to the rocky flanks of the Corvatsch massif. Numerous vantage points invite hikers to stop and linger. At the Lejin Rhodonit (not far from the Usteria Rabgiusa, closed in summer) there is a BBQ area with wood and a metal grille for use. Sausages can be purchased at the La Chüdera mountain restaurant, or if you prefer to travel light, you can enjoy delicious Graubünden specialities on the spacious sun terrace.


Hiking fun for families: enjoy the company of "Mara" the mountain fairy and "Furbaz" the goblin. The water hiking trail for young explorers, with a colourful games & activity book, has an exciting tale to tell.

 

The shortened variant leads directly to Lejin Malachit, Lejin Rhodonit, Lejin S-chaglia and Lejin Epidot. The somewhat steep incline at the beginning of the tour can thus be avoided.

 

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

The booklet "Plitsch and Platsch" can be obtained free of charge at the ticket offices of the valley stations Corvatsch and Furtschellas. 
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Author
Engadin St. Moritz
Update: May 26, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,659 m
Lowest point
2,313 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

La Chüdera

Safety information

not suitable for strollers.

Tips and hints

See also

Sils Tourist Information
Phone: +41 81 838 50 50
sils@estm.ch 
www.sils.ch / www.corvatsch.ch 

Start

Furtschellas, middle station (2,313 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'780'264E 1'143'881N
DD
46.422032, 9.783852
DMS
46°25'19.3"N 9°47'01.9"E
UTM
32T 560232 5141238
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Destination

Furtschellas, middle station

Turn-by-turn directions

Furtschellas - Lejin Magnetit - Lejin Malachit - Rabgiusa - Furtschellas

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus stop Furtschellas Talstation and then with the Furtschellas gondola up.

Getting there

Sils, Furtschellas

Parking

car park at the valley station of the Furtschellas gondola

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'780'264E 1'143'881N
DD
46.422032, 9.783852
DMS
46°25'19.3"N 9°47'01.9"E
UTM
32T 560232 5141238
w3w 
///miracle.releasing.offices
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking map Engadin St. Moritz, 1:25'000, Orell Füssli, ISBN 978-2-940381-82-1

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

4.3
(3)
Marc Müller
August 15, 2020 · Community
When did you do this route? August 10, 2020
Photo: Marc Müller, Community
Photo: Marc Müller, Community
Photo: Marc Müller, Community
Guille Aume
July 26, 2020 · Community
Photo: Guille Aume, Community
Photo: Guille Aume, Community

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+ 4

Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.1 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
395 m
Descent
396 m
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