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Fuorcla Surlej

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  • View of the glacier world
    / View of the glacier world
    Photo: David Müller, Engadin St. Moritz
  • / Val Roseg
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz
  • / View from the Fuorcla Surlej with the Bernina range
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz
  • / Fuorcla Surlej, Trailrunner
    Photo: David Müller, Engadin St. Moritz
  • / View of the lake district
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz
  • / View of Hahnensee and Suvretta
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz
m 3200 3000 2800 2600 2400 2200 2000 1800 1600 25 20 15 10 5 km Self-Service Restaurant … Angebot Bergsee bei Fuorcla Surlej
The Val Roseg is one of the Engadin’s true gems, wildly enchanting with dramatic views of Piz Bernina and Piz Roseg, as well as a great spot to experience the valley’s springtime blooms.
difficult
27.7 km
6:00 h
1,367 m
1,372 m
From Pontresina station, take the marked path, which winds itself up Val Roseg, whilst keeping the river on your right. Crossing the bridge before reching Hotel Roseg Gletscher, the valley suddenly opens up with an awe inspiring vista. Take the track heading on up the valley which leads to a small path, which zigzags up to the moraine and onto Lej da Vadret. Take a break to enjoy the crystal glacial lake and the vibrant alpine flowers before heading up the rocky single-track to the junction with Chamanna Coaz. If you feel like a proper respite take the short detour to the hut, otherwise cruise along the gently undulating contouring path towards Fuorcla Surlej with its big views of Piz Bernina and Lej da Vadret far below. After another snack stop, it’s time to enjoy the meandering descent with new views over the glistening Engadin lakes. You feel as though you are flying as you approach Lej dals Chöds, before darting under the tree line and descending to St. Moritz. Finish off by Lej da San Murezzan and dip your legs into the refreshing stream as a cool-down.

 

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via San Gian 30
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

Author’s recommendation

If you don't want to walk up so steeply, you can also take the path up at Alp Ota Suot. 
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Engadin St. Moritz
Updated: June 23, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,754 m
Lowest point
1,769 m
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Start

Bike centre Pontresina (1,773 m)
Coordinates:
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46.490696, 9.896563
DMS
46°29'26.5"N 9°53'47.6"E
UTM
32T 568806 5148960
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Destination

Ovaverva pool & spa, St. Moritz

Turn-by-turn directions

Bike centre Cuntschett, Pontresina - Val Roseg - Lej Vadret - Fuorcla Surlej - Hahnensee - St. Moritz Ovaverva pool & spa

Note

Wildlife refuge Val Roseg: December 20 - April 30
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Public transport

Public transport friendly

Coordinates

DD
46.490696, 9.896563
DMS
46°29'26.5"N 9°53'47.6"E
UTM
32T 568806 5148960
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
27.7 km
Duration
6:00h
Ascent
1,367 m
Descent
1,372 m
Public transport friendly One-way route Scenic Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights

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