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Silvaplana Explorer view points: Circular hike Crest'Alta, Crap Alv, waterfall

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  • Aussichtspunkt Crap Alv
    Aussichtspunkt Crap Alv
    Photo: Gian Giovanoli, CC BY, Silvaplana Tourismus
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Route dark green: Silvaplana centre - Crest'Alta - Crap Alv - Nietzsche stone - Waterfall - Silvaplana centre
easy
Distance 8.2 km
2:31 h
257 m
257 m
1,927 m
1,791 m
There is a lot to discover on this circular hike. At the Crest'Alta view point, where a restaurant operated until 1964, you have a view of the Piz peninsula and Silvaplana. The Crap Alv view point offers a wonderful view over Lake Silvaplana, Sils and the Piz da la Margna. The Ova da Sagl waterfall is very impressive due to the snow melt in early summer. Down by the waterfall, on the shore of Lake Silvaplana, is the Nietzsche Stone. It was possible to observe him 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 castle of Crap da Sass, which dates from the castle romantic period, can be admired from the path, but is not open to the public.

 

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: November 04, 2021
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
1,927 m
Lowest point
1,791 m
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The Silvaplana Explorer routes can be put together as desired. You can find more route suggestions under Silvaplana Explorer.

Start

Plazza dal Güglia, Silvaplana (1,815 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'781'027E 1'148'118N
DD
46.459926, 9.795432
DMS
46°27'35.7"N 9°47'43.6"E
UTM
32T 561079 5145457
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Destination

Plazza dal Güglia, Silvaplana

Turn-by-turn directions

  • Start of the hike at the village square "Plazza dal Güglia".
  • After the Surlej bridge, cross the road and follow the lakeshore of Lej Suot.
  • Take the first fork to the right and follow the path to the Crest'Alta viewpoint. Via dal Zardin leads to Via dal Crap Alv. Follow the path to the viewpoint Crap Alv, which is about 50 metres from the path.
  • The path continues under the Corvatsch cable car to Via da l'Alp. From there, the forest path branches off to the left to the Ova dal Sagl waterfall.
  • At the bottom of the waterfall, turn right at the crossroads and follow the path back to Silvaplana.

Note

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

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'781'027E 1'148'118N
DD
46.459926, 9.795432
DMS
46°27'35.7"N 9°47'43.6"E
UTM
32T 561079 5145457
w3w 
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J Schauf
August 01, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 29, 2021

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.2 km
Duration
2:31 h
Ascent
257 m
Descent
257 m
Highest point
1,927 m
Lowest point
1,791 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Family-friendly

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