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Paradis & Pischa

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  • View of the Bernina group
    / View of the Bernina group
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz
  • / View of Pontresina
    Photo: Pontresina Tourismus
  • / Ibex in the Albris area
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz
  • / Fuorcla Pischa
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz
  • / Val da Fain
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The Paradis & Pischa trail offers some of the best views of the Bernina Massive as well as a contrasting vast rocky landscape with high mountain lakes.
difficult
14.2 km
3:45 h
1,139 m
838 m
The route works well in both directions, each with a different feel and flavour, but whatever the direction, it is well worthwhile stopping at Paradis hut to refuel with a fine piece of Engadin cake and a view ready to devour! From the Gemeinde- und Kulturzentrum, the tourist information centre in the heart of Pontresina, head to the church of Santa Maria before starting to ascend the Röntgen Weg. In the spring and early summer, you may encounter a friendly bunch of Ibex along the way; with a delightful trail zigzagging up the mountainside through a pine forest, you can see why the local wildlife love this spot! On reaching the open pastures below Alp Languard the trail then heads up along the gentle ridge to Paradis Hut. Take some time to enjoy the views before continuing the climb to Fuorcla Pischa via the crystal waters of Lej Languard. The rocky landscape surrounding Fuorcla Pischa then opens up before you, an unexpected yet intimate landscape with shallow glistening lakes dotted around. Take it easy on the steep descent into Val da Fain whilst enjoying the views of Piz Bernina to your right. Although Bernina Diavolezza is a good stopping point after a solid day’s running, if you are still feeling energetic take the marked paths down Val Bernina over Morteratsch back to Pontresina instead of hopping on the train.

 

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

From Pontresina the Alp Languard chairlift leads up to Alp Languard. 
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Updated: June 23, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,860 m
Lowest point
1,806 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Far into June, snow can still be expected at Fuorcla Pischa. Sure-footedness and a head for heights are required.

Start

Gemeinde- und Kulturzentrum, Pontresina (1,806 m)
Coordinates:
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46.492857, 9.902656
DMS
46°29'34.3"N 9°54'09.6"E
UTM
32T 569271 5149205
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Destination

Diavolezza valley station

Turn-by-turn directions

Gemeinde- und Kulturzentrum, Pontresina - St. Maria church - Alp Languard - Paradis hut - Fuorcla Pischa - Val da Fain - Diavolezza valley station

Note

Wildlife refuge God Languard: December 15 - April 15
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Coordinates

DD
46.492857, 9.902656
DMS
46°29'34.3"N 9°54'09.6"E
UTM
32T 569271 5149205
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
14.2 km
Duration
3:45h
Ascent
1,139 m
Descent
838 m
Public transport friendly One-way route Scenic Refreshment stops available Faunistic highlights Cableway ascent/descent

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