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Maloja - Sils lake route

Winter hiking · Bregaglia Engadin
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  • Bequeme und garantiert ebene Wege auf dem Silsersee
    Bequeme und garantiert ebene Wege auf dem Silsersee
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The unique winter experience: a hike across the well-tracked, frozen Lake Sils from Maloja to Sils Maria.
easy
Distance 6.1 km
1:28 h
10 m
13 m
1,809 m
1,797 m
We start in Maloja Posta and walk past the cross-country skiing centre and the Hotel Maloja Palace to the lake. The frozen lake gives a feeling of vastness that is usually more familiar from coastal regions than from the high mountains. We walk straight on across the lake to Sils Maria. The path is officially open from mid-January.
For the way back, the post bus or the Engadin bus leaves Sils Maria about every 30 min. Those who still have energy can either walk back across the lake or take the hiking trail on the south-eastern shore of the lake, which leads via Isola to Maloja.

Author’s recommendation

Those who wish can stop halfway in Isola at the Hotel Restaurant Lagrev.
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Bregaglia Engadin Turismo
Update: November 30, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,809 m
Lowest point
1,797 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 12.19%Road 18.51%Unknown 69.29%
Forested/wild trail
0.7 km
Road
1.1 km
Unknown
4.2 km
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Safety information

Please pay attention to restrictions/road closures.

Tips and hints

Bregaglia Engadine Turismo
Infopoint Maloja

+41 81 822 15 55
www.bregaglia.ch

Start

Maloja Posta (bus stop) (1,809 m)
Coordinates:
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2'773'530E 1'141'640N
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46.403658, 9.695454
DMS
46°24'13.2"N 9°41'43.6"E
UTM
32T 553457 5139133
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Destination

Sils Maria (bus stop Posta, Dotturas or Baselgia)

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'773'530E 1'141'640N
DD
46.403658, 9.695454
DMS
46°24'13.2"N 9°41'43.6"E
UTM
32T 553457 5139133
w3w 
///depth.astounded.jetliner
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Occasionally a cold wind blows. So don't forget your protective jacket, scarf, hat and gloves! On sunny days take sunscreen and sun cream with you.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.1 km
Duration
1:28 h
Ascent
10 m
Descent
13 m
Highest point
1,809 m
Lowest point
1,797 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Suitable for strollers Groomed snow Linear route
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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