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Corvatsch cable car

Corvatsch cable car

Fuorcla Surlej

Fuorcla Surlej

Fuorcla Surlej

Fuorcla Surlej


Tour description

Getting up close and personal with glaciers – once upon a time, today, and in the future. One of the most impressive hiking tours takes you from the Corvatsch Murtèl middle station across the Fourcla Surlej back down into the Val Roseg and on to Pontresina. The Corvatsch cable car takes you up to the Murtèl middle station at 2702 metres above sea level, where there are already some wonderful views of the Engadin lake plateau to take in. For a spectacular panoramic view, travel on to the Corvatsch mountain station then take the next gondola (or the next but one) back to the middle station. Next continue on foot along the wide path and, after approx. 45 minutes, you will reach the Fuorcla Surlej, which boasts one of the most spectacular panoramas anywhere in the Alps. Laid out before you is a vast arena of ice and rock with, in the background, Piz Tschierva, Piz Morteratsch, Piz Bernina with the famous Biancograt ridge, Piz Roseg, and the Sella group surrounded by stunning glaciers. Scattered about the Fuorcla Surlej are silent witnesses to the last ice age. Rounded rocks scarred by the ice masses, with small lakes formed in between. From the Fuorcla Surlej the trail winds its way down to the Val Roseg with magnificent views of the entire valley and the adjoining majestic glaciers. After hiking through the enchanting beauty of this high alpine valley for approx. 2½ hours you reach the Hotel Restaurant Roseg Gletscher, the ideal spot to decide whether to continue on to Pontresina in comfort by horse-drawn carriage (approx. 1 hour) or on foot (approx. 1½ hours).

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Places along the route: Murtèl - Fuorcla Surlej - Roseg - Pontresina


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Tour history (B13106)

First published: Dienstag, 16. September 2014

Last updated: Dienstag, 9. Dezember 2014

Tour published by: Presented by www.engadin.stmoritz.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 12.9 km | Time requirement: 3½ h
Ascent: 110 m | Descent: 1027 m
Highest point: 2754 m.a.s.l.

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Engadin St. Moritz
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Tel: +41 (0)81 830 00 01
Fax: +41 (0)81 830 08 18
E-Mail: allegra@estm.ch
Internet: www.engadin.stmoritz.ch