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From Pontresina to the Val da Fain

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  • along the river Ova da Bernina near Morteratsch
    / along the river Ova da Bernina near Morteratsch
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  • / Alpine cheese dairy Morteratsch
    Photo: Pontresina Tourismus
  • / Alpine cheese dairy Morteratsch
    Photo: Pontresina Tourismus
  • / biking in Val da Fain
    Photo: Pontresina Tourismus
  • / biking in Val da Fain
    Photo: Pontresina Tourismus
  • / biking in Val da Fain
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  • / autumn in Pontresina
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  • / mountain lake on la Stretta
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Into the flowery Val da Fain
moderate
29.4 km
3:22 h
699 m
805 m
The slightly uphill bike trail in the direction of the Bernina Pass begins at the exit of the village of Pontresina. At the waterfall (on the right-hand side of the valley) the trail crosses the road and follows the edge of the forest on the left-hand side of the valley to Morteratsch. The alpine cheese-making dairy is ideal for a stop - either for a brunch or to watch close-up how cheese is made. Fortified, we then tackle the tough climb to the back of Morteratsch. Following the Bernina stream we reach the houses of Bernina Suot and from there we turn left into the Val da Fain. It is well worth making a stop from time to time - not just for a breather, but also to enjoy the views back towards the Bernina Massif. The glacier-covered mountains of the Palü seem almost within reach. Alp Stretta is our turning point and all the efforts of the ascent are instantly forgotten as we take the descent back to Pontresina.

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

In Val da Fain you can hear and see many marmots.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Updated: June 26, 2020
Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,426 m
Lowest point
1,774 m
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Start

Pontresina, railway station (1,773 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'788'692E 1'151'760N
DD
46.490555, 9.896642
DMS
46°29'26.0"N 9°53'47.9"E
UTM
32T 568812 5148944
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Destination

Pontresina, railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Pontresina - Morteratsch - Bernina Suot - Val da Fain - Alp la Stretta - Val da Fain - Bernina Suot - Resgia - Pontresina

Note

Wildlife refuge Chapütschöl: December 15 - April 15
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Public transport

Public transport friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'788'692E 1'151'760N
DD
46.490555, 9.896642
DMS
46°29'26.0"N 9°53'47.9"E
UTM
32T 568812 5148944
w3w 
///empire.tenure.scoping
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Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
29.4 km
Duration
3:22 h
Ascent
699 m
Descent
805 m
Public transport friendly Refreshment stops available Scenic Botanical highlights Point to Point

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