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Sils - Surlej - Lej Marsch - Sils

· 2 reviews · Mountainbiking · Engadin St.Moritz
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  • spring at Lake Silvaplana
    / spring at Lake Silvaplana
    Photo: Sils Tourismus, Engadin St. Moritz
  • / Spring in the Engadin
    Photo: Sils Tourismus, Engadin St. Moritz
  • / Lej Marsch
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz
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From Sils Maria high above the green Lake of Silvaplana to the cosy bathing lake Lej Marsch and on the shore of the Lake of Silvaplana back to Sils Maria
moderate
Distance 20 km
2:50 h
586 m
585 m
At the valley station of the Furtschella cable car, the forest road leads through the varied and impressive mountain forest to just before the ruins of the former Alp la Muotta. Again and again the views of the often mint green shining Silvaplana lake are amazing. On the official mountain bike route No. 1 we continue to Surlej. After you have crossed the holiday resort, you cycle along the forest road past the Paravicini hut to the fascinating high moorland plain of Palüd Lungia, from where the trail, passing the small Lej Zuppò and the black Lej Nair, leads down to the moorland lake Lej Marsch. The bathing lake, which is often pleasantly warm for Engadin standards, and its immediate natural surroundings invite you to swim, picnic and barbecue. The way back is first along the banks of the river Inn and then above Lake Champfèr behind Crest'alta to the enchanted Lej Ovis-chel near Surlej. A challenging, difficult alternative leads via the spectacular Crest'Alta vantage point to Surlej. In Surlej, the trail passes the castle of Crap da Sass on the shore of Lake Silvaplana. When the Maloja wind blows, many water sports enthusiasts cavort on this lake, and the lake is dotted with many colourful windsurfers, kite surfers and sailors who flirt with the lake and the waves.

 

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1 
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01
E-mail:
Internet: www.engadin.ch

Author’s recommendation

On the moor lakes Lej Zuppò, Lej Nair and Lej Marsch there are cosy barbecue areas.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Update: May 08, 2021
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,086 m
Lowest point
1,791 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

This tour leads along official hiking trails and forest roads. Consideration and caution are expected.

Tips and hints

See also 

Sils Tourist Information
T +41 81 838 50 50

www.sils.ch / www.engadin.ch

 

Start

Sils Maria (1,805 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'778'781E 1'144'744N
DD
46.430190, 9.764904
DMS
46°25'48.7"N 9°45'53.7"E
UTM
32T 558767 5142130
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Destination

Sils Maria

Turn-by-turn directions

Sils Maria - Alp Surlej - Surlej - Palüd Lungia - Lej Zuppò - Lej Nair - Lej Marsch - Surlej - Lake of Silvaplana - Sils Maria

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Bus stop Sils/Segl Maria, Posta

Getting there

Engadin - Sils Maria

Parking

car park Sils/Segl Val Fex

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'778'781E 1'144'744N
DD
46.430190, 9.764904
DMS
46°25'48.7"N 9°45'53.7"E
UTM
32T 558767 5142130
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Single Trail Map Oberengadin, 1:50'000, ISBN 978-3-909118-26-7, www.singletrailmaps.com

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • 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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Rating

3.5
(2)
Micha W
June 30, 2021 · Community
better to do this one the other way around. Otherwise, you'll have to walk up some of the single tracks.
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André Jaunin
August 08, 2020 · Community
Ich würde die Runde auf die andere Seite rum (im Uhrzeigersinn) fahren. Zuerst den Seen entlang dann hoch durch den Wald!
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When did you do this route? August 05, 2020
Photo: André Jaunin, Community

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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
20 km
Duration
2:50 h
Ascent
586 m
Descent
585 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Botanical highlights

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