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760 Via Engadina

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Trek along the fascinating Via Engiadina and experience close-up the sunny valley between Maloja and Samedan in all its facets. The tour itself is full of contrasts and goes from Maloja via Grevasalvas to St. Moritz, then across Alp Muntatsch to Samedan.
moderate
35.2 km
11:56 h
1,483 m
1,582 m
The Via Engiadina is a low-altitude hike that follows the valley floor of the Upper Engadine. The varied route takes you through forests of Swiss pine and larch, across streams trickling with crystal-clear waters, idyllic mountain pasture huts and authentic Engadine villages. Breathtaking views of the Upper Engadine lake landscape are guaranteed.

The hike begins in Maloja. The col hamlet on the border with the rugged Bergell valley (Val Bregaglia) has always appealed to artists as well, with its breathtaking natural setting and the fascinating play of light and shade. After a short while you reach the Heidi village of Grevasalvas, nestling sleepily above Plaun da Lej. At Sils-Baseglia the hike almost reaches the valley floor before ascending once again to end the stage at the trendy resort of Silvaplana.

After crossing the road over the Julier Pass, you are soon rewarded with the unique views across the expanses of the Upper Engadine valley, with St. Moritz in the foreground. Then, after the ascent to the Corviglia, past the deep blue waters of Lej Alv, you will reach the alpine trail of Munt da la Bês-cha along Piz Padella. Tradition is a big part of life on Alp Muntatsch, but, after a short rest in the alpine landscape to recoup your strength, it’s time to tackle the descent to the unspoilt village of Samedan.

 

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Author
Cordula Seiler
Updated: January 19, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,557 m
Lowest point
1,710 m
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Tips, hints and links

Engadin St. Moritz
Via San Gian 30
7500 St. Moritz
+41 81 830 00 01
allegra@estm.ch
www.engadin.stmoritz.ch

 

Start

Maloja (1,809 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.405017, 9.694930
DMS
46°24'18.1"N 9°41'41.7"E
UTM
32T 553416 5139283
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Destination

Samedan

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Note

Wildlife refuge Val Zuondra: December 01 - April 30
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Coordinates

DD
46.405017, 9.694930
DMS
46°24'18.1"N 9°41'41.7"E
UTM
32T 553416 5139283
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
35.2 km
Duration
11:56h
Ascent
1,483 m
Descent
1,582 m
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  • 2 Stages
Mountain Hike · Switzerland
760.01 Via Engiadina im Oberengadin
Top moderate Stage 1 closed
12.1 km
4:43 h
566 m
592 m

After the start in Maloja you soon reach the Heidi village of Grevasalvas. Shortly before reaching the valley floor at Sils, the trail continues on ...

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Mountain Hike · Switzerland
760.02 Via Engadina
Top moderate Stage 2
23.1 km
9:20 h
1,071 m
1,257 m

Once you have crossed the road over the Julier Pass, the wide valley opens up before you. High above St. Moritz the route continues along the high ...

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