Winter walking on the Philosophers' Trail on Muottas Muragl (photo: Christof Sonderegger)Winter walking on the Philosophers' Trail on Muottas Muragl (photo: Christof Sonderegger)

Winter hiking

Walking and hiking in winter

Hike along 150 km of well-maintained winter hiking trails through the snowy landscape of nature. As a walker, enjoy the peace and pure air in the romantic side valleys, by the Upper Engadin lakes, on the high plateau of Muottas Muragl, or along the ridge trail on Diavolezza.

The winter hiking map for Engadin is available from the tourist information centres.

Winter hiking in the Roseg Valley (Foto Flury, Pontresina)
Winter hiking in the Roseg Valley (Foto Flury, Pontresina)

Winter walking trail into Roseg Valley

With a little luck you will see chamois and roe deer on the winter walking trail into the car-free Roseg Valley (7 km), specially designed for pedestrians. At the end of the walk there is the pleasant Roseg Gletscher restaurant. It is also possible to book a delightful horse-drawn sleigh ride for the return trip. You are requested to make a reservation first.

More information:
Horse-drawn sleigh

Living glacier foreland

The Glacier Nature Trail through the foreland of the Morteratsch Glacier provides interested hikers with a wealth of information about climatology, geology and botany.

From the starting point at Hotel Morteratsch or the Rhaetian Railway Station, the nature trail leads right through the middle of the foreland to the current tongue of the Morteratsch Glacier (stopping points 1-15). Additional themes are covered on the route to the Boval Hut (stopping points 16-20). The 20 stopping points are marked with numbers in the terrain. The appropriate information can be found in the accompanying book or in the smaller booklet.

An accompanying book on the Morteratsch Glacier Nature Trail entitled "Lebendiges Gletschervorfeld" (Living Glacier Foreland) is available from Pontresina Tourist Information or from Municipality Pontresina.

Pontresina Tourist Information
Engadin St. Moritz
Kongress- und Kulturzentrum Pontresina
Via Maistra 133 
CH-7504 Pontresina
Tel. +41 81 838 83 00
Fax +41 81 838 83 10
E-mail
Website

Diavolezza/Bernina - Sass Queder

From the Diavolezza summit station (2978 m a.s.l.), a marked and secured trail leads over the ridge to the summit station of the chairlift and from there, to the Sass Queder (3066 m a.s.l.). The hike  takes approximately 40 minutes and good footwear is required. The view of the Bernina range and the Pers glacier is simply grand.

More information:
www.engadin.stmoritz.ch/berghaus-diavolezza

Philosophers' trail

The Philosophers' trail on Muottas Muragl offers information about Western thought from Socrates to Sartre. Path markers make orientation easier.

More information:
www.muottasmuragl.ch

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