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Glacier tour Val Roseg

Trail running · Engadin St. Moritz
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  • Trailrunning with the Bianco ridge in the background
    / Trailrunning with the Bianco ridge in the background
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  • / View of the glacial face
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  • / Hotel Restaurant Roseg Gletscher
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  • / Junction to Lej Vadret
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  • / Trail to the lake
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  • / View of Lej Vadret
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  • / Steep trail
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  • / Impressive view
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  • / Signpost leading to the Fuorcla Surlej and Coaz hut
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  • / View of the Fuorcla Surlej to the glacier
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Run through the lovely Val Roseg right into the glacial world!
difficult
30.1 km
5:26 h
1152 m
1154 m
This trail is as challenging as it is spectacular! It starts with a gentle ascent on a broad forest road that leads you into the Val Roseg. Once you reach the Hotel Restaurant Roseg Gletscher, you follow the nice single trail through the wide glacial riverbed straight towards "Lej da Vadret" (glacier lake) (10,5 km and 406 m elevation gain). Small cairns lead the way (in addition to the usual hiking path markings). The glacial panorama is simply stunning and invites you to pause every now and then to admire it. Halfway along the lake, the route turns right and goes uphill towards the Coaz hut. When you reach the signpost at 2'645 m, you can choose between visiting the Coaz hut (+1.2 km) or continuing directly towards the Fuorcla Surlej. The great single trail across alpine pastures gently ascends up to the highest point of the tour at the Fuorcla Surlej (2'755 m). The hut offers a big terrace with a stunning view of the Bernina and glacier massif as well as a view - on the other side - across the lakescape. A rocky, narrow trail takes you downhill back towards the Hotel Restaurant Roseg Gletscher. From here you have 3 options to leave the valley: a) the same forest road that brought you here, b) a single trail through the Swiss pine forest (turn off the forest road right behind the large bridge, follow the signposts) or c) a comfortable ride by horse carriage.

 

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

As a reward, treat yourself to the famous dessert buffet at the Restaurant Roseg Gletscher.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Updated: June 26, 2020

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Highest point
2754 m
Lowest point
1774 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The tour is long and requires surefootedness when ascending from Lej Vadret to the Coaz hut.

Start

Pontresina station (1774 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.491363, 9.895641
UTM
32T 568735 5149033

Destination

Pontresina station

Turn-by-turn directions

Pontresina - Val Roseg - Hotel Restaurant Roseg Gletscher - Lej da Vadret - Fuorcla Surlej - Hotel Restaurant Roseg Gletscher - Val Roseg - Pontresina

Note

Wildlife refuge Muottas da Puntraschigna: December 15 - April 15
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Take the train or the Engadin bus to Pontresina station

Parking

Between Pontresina station and the village there are parking spaces
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
30.1 km
Duration
5:26h
Ascent
1152 m
Descent
1154 m
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