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The lakes of the Upper Engadine with Val Fex

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  • Blick auf St.Moritz (Startpunkt der Route)
    / Blick auf St.Moritz (Startpunkt der Route)
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz
  • Champfèrer See mit Piz Corvatsch
    / Champfèrer See mit Piz Corvatsch
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz
  • Champfèrer See
    / Champfèrer See
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz
  • Bikeweg am Champfèrer See
    / Bikeweg am Champfèrer See
    Photo: Engadin St. Moritz
  • Sils Maria
    / Sils Maria
    Photo: Sils Tourismus, Sils Tourismus
  • Mountainbike Sils, Val Fex
    / Mountainbike Sils, Val Fex
    Photo: Sils Tourismus, Sils Tourismus
Map / The lakes of the Upper Engadine with Val Fex
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moderate
37 km
5:10 h
1042 m
1040 m
At the back of St. Moritz the trail enters the coniferous forests of the Engadine before reaching the idyllic lake of Champfèr. The wide path continues along Lake Silvaplana to the picturesque village of Sils Maria. The path along Lake Sils is a little narrower and steeper. Shortly after the old stone houses of Isola the trail branches off to the left and leads up the mountain. The views of the lakes from the alpine meadow are well worth the effort! From Petpreir the pace picks up tremendously as the trail heads towards the Val Fex. Bikers looking for more should take the little asphalted road into the Val Fex (option A). You exit the valley by the same route to bike down the valley, along the lakes. At Champfèr there is a nice detour to the small moorland lake of Lej Marsch, its refreshing waters very inviting in summer. From here it is not very far to St. Moritz.

Note(s)
From noon onwards a strong southerly wind known as the Maloja wind often blows across the lakes of the Upper Engadine. To avoid the strong headwind, it is well worth starting the tour early in the morning. Between Sils and Isola the trail is a little narrower and is also used by hikers, so please take care and be mindful of others.

See also
Engadin St. Moritz
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 (0)81 830 00 01
Fax: +41 (0)81 830 08 18
email: allegra@estm.ch
Internet: www.engadin.stmoritz.ch

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Author
David Müller
Updated: May 02, 2018

Difficulty
S1 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
2086 m
Lowest point
1771 m
Best time of year
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Start

St. Moritz, Plazza Posta Veglia bus stop (village) (1824 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.497372, 9.838419
UTM
32T 564336 5149652

Turn-by-turn directions

St. Moritz - Champfèr - Silvaplana - Sils - Isola - Petpreir - Vaüglia - Sils - Silvaplana - Lej Marsch - St. Moritz Bad - St. Moritz

Note

Wildlife refuge Schinellas,Val Verda, Crap Alv: December 01 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
37 km
Duration
5:10 h
Ascent
1042 m
Descent
1040 m
With refreshment stops Loop

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