Village tour and guided tours
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Free offers and tours in Pontresina

Village tour Pontresina

Village tour Pontresina

During the village tour, you will learn fascinating facts about the solid Engadine houses and their sgraffiti, about culture, language, and the precious frescoes in the mountain church St. Maria.

  • Summer Season: Early June to mid-October, every Wednesday at 15.30
  • Winter Season: In mid-December to early April, every Wednesday 14:15 to 15:30.
    Then church tour St. Maria.
  • Duration: Approx. 1.5 hrs
  • Guides: local guides
  • Meeting point: in front of the Pontresina Tourist Information (Convention- and Culture Centre)
  • Fee: free for individual guests. Group rates upon request. The village tour can be booked as a private tour (for max. 25 persons) for CHF 120.-
On the trail of the eternal ice

On the trail of the eternal ice

From June 13 to October 10, 2016, every Monday guided half-day tours through the living forefield of the Morteratsch Glacier are available. You learn about dwindling ice streams, moraine banks and daring pioneer plants. Children explore the glacier world in a playful manner with Sabi, the glacier spirit.

  • Guide: Christine Salis, BWL-Hiking Guide Pontresina
  • Meeting point: at 9:15 in front of the railway crossing Morteratsch, return around 12:30
  • Duration: Half day tour 3 hours, walking time approx. 1 ½ hours.
  • Altitude difference: approx. 100 m
  • Equipment: Hiking shoes, sun and rain protection
  • Insurance: is responsibility of the participants
  • Fee: free of charge
  • Registration: Not required for individual guests

Wildlife watching in Val Roseg

Wildlife watching in Val Roseg

On Tuesdays (September 13, 20 and 27, 2016) the BWL offers a guided wildlife watching tour in Val Roseg. Val Roseg is known for its pine forests, rushing streams, and its rich fauna. Watch the game in the morning and learn more about its behaviour during rutting season.

  • Guide: Christine Salis, BWL-Hiking Guide Pontresina
  • Meeting point:  6:30 in the parking lot at the shop "Bernina Sport" return around 9:00
  • Duration: approx. 2.5 hours, walking time 1.5 hours.
  • Altitude difference: ca. 50 m
  • Insurance: Participants are not insured against accidents
  • Equipment: Hiking boots
  • Fee: Free of charge, a minimum of 3 participants required
  • Registration: until 17:00 the day before, by telephone at +41 81 838 83 00
Meditation on Alp Languard

Meditation on Alp Languard

Enjoy an extra early ascent to Alp Languard with the first sunbeams and experience the mountains waking up. Then relax outside on Alp Languard in gentle relaxation - and mindfulness exercises and meditation. Tip: An extensive Alpine breakfast or a morning coffee on Alp Languard.

    • Availability: every Tuesday in July and August
    • Guide: Barbara Tuena
    • Meeting point: 7:55 Ascent with the chairlift up to Alp Languard (special trip)
    • Duration: 60 minutes
    • Equipment: warm clothes and good shoes
    • Fee: Free of charge (incl. ride), groups upon request
    • This tour only takes place in good weather!
    • Registration: on the previous day until 17:00 by phone at +41 79 719 78 10

    Marmot and Ibex Excursion

    Marmot and Ibex Excursion

    The Albris region above Pontresina is known for its variety of Alpine animals and plants. Particularly impressive are the marmots, chamois and the largest colony of ibex in Switzerland. An expert guide will accompany you on this summer season excursion to Val Languard.

    • Availability: Mid-June to early October, every Friday
    • Guide: BAW-Hiking Guide
    • Equipment: good hiking shoes, rain protection, lunch, possibly binoculars and photographic equipment
    • Duration: All day tour, walking time approx. 4.5 hours.
    • Altitude difference: up to 600m
    • Meeting point: 9:00 at the valley station of the Alp Languard chairlift, return approx. 16:00
    • Fee: Free of charge (chairlift ride not included)
    • Insurance: Responsibility of the participants
    • Registration: until 17:00 the day before, by telephone at +41 81 838 83 00
    Historic mining tour

    Historic mining tour

    Every Wednesday in August, a guided day trip to Val Minor, in the footsteps of medieval miners, is offered.

    • Guide: Jann Rehm, Board Member of the Mining Association Grisons
    • Equipment: Hiking boots, rain protection, lunch, possibly flashlight
    • Duration: All day tour, walking time approx. 3.5 hours, surefootedness required
    • Altitude difference: approx. 200 meters
    • Meeting point: 9:15 at the Convention- and Culture Centre, return approx. 15:45
    • Fee: Free of charge (transportation included)
    • Insurance: Responsibility of the participants
    • Number of participants:    max. 10 participants
    • Registration: until 17:00 the day before, by telephone at +41 81 838 83 00

    Cavaglia Glacier Garden

    Cavaglia Glacier Garden

    A jewel of nature, the moulins of Giardino dei Ghiacciai di Cavaglia. The moulins, also known as "pots of giants" were shaped by the Palü Glacier. For millennia, glacier water, rubble, and gravel have cut into the hard rock and ground huge holes into the ground - an outstanding natural phenomenon. The Glacier Garden is open from May to October.

    • Availability: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from May to October
    • Meeting point: 14:00 at Cavaglia station
    • Duration: approximately 90 minutes
    • Equipment: Hiking shoes
    • Insurance: Responsibility of the participants
    • Fee: Free of charge (train journey not included)
    • Groups: Rates upon request
    • Registration: No registration required
    Church tour St. Maria

    Church tour St. Maria

    The Church of St. Maria is one of the most precious sacred buildings of Grisons. The burial church was built in the 11th century and features exposed paintings and frescoes from the 13th and 15th century. During the season free tours are available. The church can be visited without a guide, however, photography is not permitted.

    • Summer season: June to mid-October, every Wednesday at 17:00. In July and August also on Fridays at 17:00.
    • Winter season: Mid-December to mid-April, every Wednesday at 15:30
    • Guide: local church guides
    • Meeting point: in front of the church
    • Duration: 30 minutes
    • Fee: Free of charge. Private tours are available for CHF 70.-
    • Registration: until 17:00 the day before, by telephone at +41 81 838 83 00