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53 Bernina-Tour: Stage 5 Surlej-Maloja

Hiking trail · Engadin St.Moritz
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  • view of Silvaplana
    / view of Silvaplana
    Photo: Gian Giovanoli, Corvatsch AG
  • / View of Lake Silvaplana
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / Panorama trail Corvatsch
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / view to St. Moritz
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / view towards the Lower Engadin
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / view towards Maloja
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / Sils Maria
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / Sils Baselgia
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / on the Via Engiadina
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / View of Lake Sils
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / View of Sils, Chastè and Lake Sils
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / Grevasalvas
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / Grevasalvas
    Photo: Silvan Caderas, Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / Above Grevasalvas, the view extends over the Lake of Sils to Muottas Muragl
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
  • / View of Maloja, the end point of the Bernina Tour Switzerland
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
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Hike from the Corvatsch middle station Murtèl to Maloja on high-altitude paths with views of the Upper Engadin lake landscape
easy
Distance 16.3 km
5:30 h
319 m
1,209 m
2,701 m
1,798 m
From Surlej, the Corvatsch cable car brings you back up to the middle station Murtèl where this stage begins. The path descends briefly but steeply before following along the slope over to Alp Prasüra while always providing a fantastic view of the blue lakes of the Upper Engadin. At Alp Prasüra the path then descends to the village of Sils passing many beautiful Engadin houses. At the church of San Lurench in Sils Baselgia, you cross the main road and follow the Via Engiadina first through a beautiful larch forest and then up to the viewpoint at Muotta. Here is a bench situated just right to take a break and enjoy the view from the Bergell granite mountains over to Muottas Muragl.

A short descent then leads to the village of Grevasalvas, where one of the first Heidi movies was filmed. A road then continues up to Blaunca. While on this route, the Piz Lunghin, on which the Inn river has its source, is always in front of you, while the view of Lake of Sils is behind you. At Plan di Zoch, the hiking trail leads down to Maloja, the end point of this panoramic long distance hike. 

 

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 

 

Booking
Eurotrek AG
Zürcherstrasse 42
CH-8103 Unterengstringen
Phone: +41 44 316 10 00
E-mail: eurotrek@eurotrek.ch 
Internet: www.eurotrek.ch/bernina-tour-6-5 

Author’s recommendation

This stage is particularly beautiful in autumn, when the larches glow golden.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: June 02, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,701 m
Lowest point
1,798 m
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Start

Corvatsch middle station Murtèl (2,700 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'783'306E 1'145'074N
DD
46.431938, 9.823885
DMS
46°25'55.0"N 9°49'26.0"E
UTM
32T 563297 5142370
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Destination

Maloja

Turn-by-turn directions

Corvatsch middle station Murtèl - Alp Prasüra - Sils Maria - Sils Baselgia - Grevasalvas - Blaunca - Maloja

Note

Wildlife refuge La Muotta, Marschins, Prugnieu: December 20 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'783'306E 1'145'074N
DD
46.431938, 9.823885
DMS
46°25'55.0"N 9°49'26.0"E
UTM
32T 563297 5142370
w3w 
///loud.scanty.bland
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
16.3 km
Duration
5:30 h
Ascent
319 m
Descent
1,209 m
Highest point
2,701 m
Lowest point
1,798 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent

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