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Silvaplana Explorer view points: Circular hike around Lake Silvaplana

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  • Tschüchas
    / Tschüchas
    Photo: Fabian Gattlen, Silvaplana Tourismus
  • / God Fratta
    Photo: Silvaplana Tourismus, Silvaplana Tourismus
  • / Aussichtspunkt Fratta
    Photo: Silvaplana Tourismus, Silvaplana Tourismus
  • / Weg entlang dem Silvaplanersee in Sils
    Photo: Silvaplana Tourismus, Silvaplana Tourismus
  • / Wasserfall Ova dal Sagl
    Photo: Silvaplana Tourismus, Silvaplana Tourismus
  • / Ova dal Sagl
    Photo: Fabian Gattlen, Silvaplana Tourismus
  • / Aussichtspunkt Crap Alv
    Photo: Silvaplana Tourismus, Silvaplana Tourismus
  • / Crest'Alta
    Photo: Fabian Gattlen, Silvaplana Tourismus
  • / Aussichtspunkt Crest'Alta
    Photo: Gian Giovanoli, CC BY, Silvaplana Tourismus
  • / Übersicht Silvaplana Explorer
    Photo: Silvaplana Tourismus, Silvaplana Tourismus
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Route light green: Silvaplana centre - Fratta - Beach Club Sils - Nietzsche stone - Waterfall - Crap Alv - Crest'Alta - Tschüchas - Silvaplana
moderate
Distance 15.9 km
4:50 h
514 m
514 m
This hike leads around Lake Silvaplana. The idyllic path - which was already used by the Romans - first leads through the Fratta forest to Sils. It continues along the lakeshore to the "Ova dal Sagl" waterfall. At the foot of the waterfall is the Nietzsche Stone. At one time Friedrich Nietzsche could be seen sitting on this stone on the shore of Lake Silvaplana and forming his thoughts. Among other things, the idea of the eternal return came to him here - the basic concept for his main poetic work "Also sprach Zarathustra". The view point Crap Alv (white Stone) got its name from the white rocks that can be found around the area. The last view point of the circular hike is Crest'Alta. Where once stood a splendid excursion restaurant, a cosy bench invites you to linger.

 

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 hikes to the view points are also suitable for families. At the view points, the youngest guests can follow the adventurous story of Niculin and take part in the competition. Those who have visited all the view points and know the solution word can pick up a gift at the tourist information i-Lounge 3303.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: September 08, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,944 m
Lowest point
1,791 m
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Tips and hints

click here for the Silvaplana Explorer map

The Silvaplana Explorer routes can be put together as desired. You can find more route suggestions under Silvaplana Explorer.

Start

Silvaplana, village square (1,815 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'781'030E 1'148'110N
DD
46.459852, 9.795467
DMS
46°27'35.5"N 9°47'43.7"E
UTM
32T 561082 5145449
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Destination

Silvaplana, village square

Turn-by-turn directions

  • Start of the hiking trail at the "Ova dal Vallun" stream.
  • At the sharp bend after about 1.5 km, a trail leads to the left to the Fratta viewpoint.
  • Continue on the Via Engiadina to the turn-off for the Beach Club Sils
  • Cross the cantonal road and walk along the Silvaplana lake to the "Ova dal Sagl" waterfall.
  • After the wooden bridge, turn right and follow the path to the "Ova dal Sagl" view point.
  • Follow the path to Via da l'Alp (opposite the Corvatsch valley station) and then turn right onto the Via God Mez forest road.
  • After the signpost to the Hahnensee, the view point Crap Alv is on the left side of the path.
  • At the junction with Via dal Crap Alv, turn right towards Surlej.
  • Turn left at the Chamanna Paravicini
  • As soon as the tarred road begins, turn right onto Via dal Zardin and follow the path
  • Follow the signpost to the left to Crest'Alta
  • After the view point, follow the path towards Surlej

Note

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

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

 Engadinbus 

free Elektro Shuttle Bus

Parking

Parking Munterots

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'781'030E 1'148'110N
DD
46.459852, 9.795467
DMS
46°27'35.5"N 9°47'43.7"E
UTM
32T 561082 5145449
w3w 
///dined.limits.migrate
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

good hiking shoes

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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.9 km
Duration
4:50 h
Ascent
514 m
Descent
514 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Family-friendly Refreshment stops available

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