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Tour description

The hike starts easily, by taking the bus or train to Bernina Suot. Pass by the Gasthaus Berninahaus in the direction of Diavolezza and walk a short distance along the pass road before an Alpine trail turns off to the left towards the bridge and continues on the other side into the Val da Fain. The Val da Fain is famous for its wonderful Alpine flowers, and practically every square metre is inhabited by marmots. After a good half-hour, the trail forks off. You now follow a steep zigzag path across Alpine meadows and past marmot burrows to the rocky terrain of the Grand'Albris. After traversing the slope via the narrow path, the route, which is secured by ropes, takes you in the direction of Fuorcla Pischa. You will have earned a rest after all this exertion, and during your break you might spot an ibex on the rocks. There is a good chance that you will, because Piz Albris is home to Switzerland's biggest ibex colony. The route continues across scree and over Fuorcla Pischa. Towards the middle of Crasta Languard, the road branches off to the left. After traversing the corrie, the trail descends steeply to Lej Languard. From here, it is only 30 minutes or so to the Paradise hut, where delicious cakes await you. These should give you sufficient energy to tackle the descent to Pontresina.


Variante A: You can take the chairlift from Alp Languard back to Pontresina.


This hike is only suitable for the sure-footed and those with a head for heights.

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Places along the route: Bernina Suot - Val Da Fain - Fuorcla Pischa - Crasta Languard - Lej Languard - Prontresina


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Tour history (B05446)

First published: Mittwoch, 17. April 2013

Last updated: Dienstag, 1. April 2014

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

Tour characteristics

Distance: 13.7 km | Time requirement: 5¼ h
Ascent: 870 m | Descent: 1091 m
Highest point: 2840 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