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Morteratsch

Trail running · Engadin St. Moritz
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This run is a must for any trail runner exploring the Engadin for the first time, traversing a calm, intimate valley landscape, with magnificent views of the Morteratsch Glacier.
easy
12.1 km
1:30 h
431 m
307 m
From Pontresina station, head through the Taiswald past Surovas station before joining a smaller path that takes you winding through the trees up the Bernina Valley. Don’t miss the turn off, which comes around 2.5 km into the run on your right! Enjoy this rollercoaster trail before taking the right hand fork signposted towards Boval Hut. After a short climb, crossing a babbling brook or two, the path offers a glimpse of the majestic Morteratsch valley and itsvast mountainous backdrop. Pause to take in the view before descending to the valley floor and then gently climbing up to the tongue of the third-longest glacier in the eastern Alps. Enjoy the tranquillity before descending back to Morteratch station for a well-deserved snack before taking the train back to Pontresina. However, if you are still full of energy, there is always the option to run back!

 

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 

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Engadin St. Moritz
Updated: June 21, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,054 m
Lowest point
1,774 m
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Start

Bike centre Cuntschett, Pontresina (1,773 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.490713, 9.896546
DMS
46°29'26.6"N 9°53'47.6"E
UTM
32T 568805 5148961
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Destination

Morteratsch railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Bike centre Cuntschett - Surovas railway station - Chünetta - Morteratsch glacier - Morteratsch railway station

Note

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

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Coordinates

DD
46.490713, 9.896546
DMS
46°29'26.6"N 9°53'47.6"E
UTM
32T 568805 5148961
w3w 
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
12.1 km
Duration
1:30h
Ascent
431 m
Descent
307 m
Public transport friendly One-way route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights

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