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Around Piz Lagalb

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  • Val Minor
    Val Minor
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Through the wild Val Minor, around Piz Lagalb and along Lago Bianco back to Lagalb.
moderate
Distance 13.4 km
2:25 h
396 m
396 m
2,486 m
2,093 m
Start and finish of this run is the parking lot at the Lagalb cable car at 2093 m above sea level. On the well-marked and steadily ascending trail you will reach Val Minor and Lej Minor (2361 m above sea level). A further 100 metres of altitude difference will take you up to the old lift track at Val dal Bügliet. Then it's downhill again: a beautiful descent of about 200 metres in altitude leads to Ospizio Bernina and from there to the impressive Lago Bianco. Along the shore of the lake you will walk towards the big dam. You cross the bridge and turn onto an idyllic meadow trail that winds past two picturesque mountain lakes (Lej Nair and Lej Pitschen). Always there for orientation: the tracks of the Rhaetian Railway leading down the valley. From afar you can already see your destination, the car park of the Lagalb valley station.

 

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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 like, you can make a side trip from Fuorcla Minor to Forcola di Livigno (Italy). Do not forget your passport.

Above the Lej Minor iron ore was mined.

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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: February 25, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,486 m
Lowest point
2,093 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.24%Dirt road 8.47%Nature trail 25.80%Path 64.66%Road 0.81%
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0 km
Dirt road
1.1 km
Nature trail
3.4 km
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8.6 km
Road
0.1 km
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Start

Lagalb, car park valley station (2,107 m)
Coordinates:
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2'796'415E 1'145'960N
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46.436191, 9.994716
DMS
46°26'10.3"N 9°59'41.0"E
UTM
32T 576415 5142993
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Destination

Lagalb, car park valley station

Turn-by-turn directions

Lagalb - Lej Minor - Val dal Bügliet - Ospizio Bernina - Lago Bianco - Lej Nair - Lej Pitschen - Lagalb

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'796'415E 1'145'960N
DD
46.436191, 9.994716
DMS
46°26'10.3"N 9°59'41.0"E
UTM
32T 576415 5142993
w3w 
///finally.tightest.mixes
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.4 km
Duration
2:25 h
Ascent
396 m
Descent
396 m
Highest point
2,486 m
Lowest point
2,093 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest

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