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Winter hiking trail to Lake Cavloc

Winter hiking · Bergell Mountains
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  • / Blick auf Maloja
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  • / Das weite Tal bei Orden Dent mit Langlaufloipe und Wanderweg
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  • / Weg durch den Winterwald am Cavloc-See
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  • / Winteridylle auf dem Weg zum Cavloc-See
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  • / Alp Cavloc im Schnee
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  • / Der Cavloc-See im Winter: eine weisse weite Ebene
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Comfortable wide winter hiking trail from Maloja village, mostly through the forest. Passing the lake Lägh da Cavloc with the nearby alp, you turn around at Plan Canin. The clearings give a view of the Piz da la Margna and the Piz Salacina.
easy
Distance 6.8 km
2:30 h
166 m
166 m
Maloja, at the south-western end of Lake Sils, links two fascinating landscapes: the Upper Engadine lake plateau and Bregaglia Valley. This pass village has been the starting point for the legendary Engadine Ski Marathon since 1969. But this paradise for cross-country skiers also has plenty in store for winter hikers. The trail described here plunges into the Val Forno, to the south of Maloja. The river Orlegna, which flows through the valley, has its source on the Forno Glacier close to the Italian border.From Maloja village or Kulm, hikers first cross the Orden plain to reach the Salecina holiday resort and training centre. This first section criss-crosses the sunny Orden circular ski trail. Then, a wide forest trail leads up towards the lake. This route is also used by seasoned cross-country skiers, snowshoe trekkers and ski tourers. There are frequent places where the trees thin out to reveal unimpeded views of the majestic Piz da la Margna peak. After a comfortable ascent across some high moorland to Lake Cavloc (Lägh da Cavloc), you can pause for a rest. The little Cavloccio Restaurant is closed in winter, but you can relax on its terrace and let your gaze wander up to the Piz Salacina peak.Shortly after the lake, which is located in a depression hollowed out by the glacier, you reach the pastures of Alp da Cavloc. Many visitors already start their homeward journey here. But they are missing something! The route after the pastures is no less serene – on the contrary: a little path leads through secluded, dream-like terrain to Plan Canin. There is a parting of the ways here: in one direction to Val Muretto and in the other, to Vadrec del Forno, Graubünden's second-longest glacier. You turn when you reach the clearing, and follow the same section of the route out of the valley again and back to Maloja

Author’s recommendation

Take a picnic and tea with you! Unfortunately the restaurant at Lake Cavloc is closed in winter, but there are sunny benches.
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Updated: April 29, 2021
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
1,915 m
Lowest point
1,788 m
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Safety information

Easy to walk hiking trail. Suitable for prams.

Tips and hints

Schweiz Mobil Route 380

Bregaglia Engadin Turismo

www.bregaglia.ch

Infostelle Maloja

+41 81 822 15 55

Start

Parking at Orden Dent (free of charge) (1,790 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'773'376E 1'140'570N
DD
46.394076, 9.693063
DMS
46°23'38.7"N 9°41'35.0"E
UTM
32T 553283 5138066
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Destination

Parking at Orden Dent (free of charge)

Turn-by-turn directions

From Maloja village or Kulm, hikers first cross the Orden plain to reach the Salecina holiday resort and training centre. This first section criss-crosses the sunny Orden circular ski trail. Then, a wide forest trail leads up towards the lake. This route is also used by seasoned cross-country skiers, snowshoe trekkers and ski tourers.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'773'376E 1'140'570N
DD
46.394076, 9.693063
DMS
46°23'38.7"N 9°41'35.0"E
UTM
32T 553283 5138066
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Normal winter hiking equipment.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.8 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
166 m
Descent
166 m
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