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Trail running · Engadin St. Moritz
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  • Lej da l'Ova Cotschna
    / Lej da l'Ova Cotschna
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To the mountain high above St. Moritz with a panoramiv view
difficult
Distance 11.7 km
3:00 h
954 m
954 m
The tour starts at the Ovaverva indoor swimming pool. Behind the swimming pool, turn right and behind the playground (on the right-hand side) turn into the forest towards Piz Mezdi/Ova Cotschna. Here the trail heads steeply uphill through a dense forest along narrow and wider forest roads. The path divides at a signpost with a bench; turn right here and continue uphill through the “jungle” towards Piz Mezdi/Ova Cotschna (from here on there is only a single trail). In this section, there is a stream, and dense bushes create a warm/humid climate. The stones along this trail are mostly very slippery – so take care! Once you have reached the tree line, you are treated to a breathtaking view over the Engadin high valley. The trail now leads upwards along a narrow, strongly winding track. After a while, you reach a small plateau with a signpost. Here the path branches off to the right towards Ova Cotschna (to the left it goes to the Piz Mezdi) and leads past two or three smaller lakes. After one last short ascent, you will already find yourself standing on the Ova Cotschna, where you can delight in the spectacular view. The route back down to the valley is the same as where you came up.

 

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

A "side trip" to Piz Mezdi is worthwhile.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: May 10, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
2,710 m
Lowest point
1,773 m
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Start

Ovaverva pool & spa, St. Moritz (1,772 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'784'080E 1'150'964N
DD
46.484685, 9.836284
DMS
46°29'04.9"N 9°50'10.6"E
UTM
32T 564187 5148241
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Destination

Ovaverva pool & spa, St. Moritz

Turn-by-turn directions

Ovaverva pool & spa St. Moritz - God Spuondas - Piz da l'Ova Cotschna - God Spuondas - Ovaverva pool & spa St. Moritz

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'784'080E 1'150'964N
DD
46.484685, 9.836284
DMS
46°29'04.9"N 9°50'10.6"E
UTM
32T 564187 5148241
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
11.7 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
954 m
Descent
954 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Scenic Summit route

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