806 Aussichtsweg Morteratschgletscher

5,80 km
2:10 hrs.
253 m
253 m
TOP Moderate
Best season
Starting point of the tour
Pontresina (Morteratsch railway station)
Destination of the tour
Pontresina (Morteratsch railway station)
Lowest point
1.896 m
Highest point
2.059 m
  • Scenic
  • Loop
  • Botanical highlights
Source : Engadin Tourismus AG

This tour offers a unique view of the ice giants around the Morteratsch Glacier and the Bernina massif. The Morteratsch Glacier near Pontresina (Rhaeto-Romanic Vadret da Morteratsch or Glatscher dal Morteratsch) is one of the largest glaciers in the Eastern Alps.

It is one of the glaciers in the Bernina Group in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. Like all Alpine glaciers, the Morteratsch glacier is also affected by extensive shrinkage as part of global warming; it shortened by around 2,500 meters between 1900 and 2017.

Step by step along the track of the third longest glacier of the Eastern Alps. 16 posts inform visitors about the receding glacier and the mystical lifeforms in its wake. Just 50 minutes on foot from the railway station of Morteratsch, one catches sight of the day’s objective: the glacier’s giant icetongue. Download the Bernina Glaciers App onto your smartphone and enjoy the accompaniment of a compelling audio text in the midst of the impressive landscape. Children can experience this unique glacial world, following the stories of the Morteratsch children’s book, and gaining exciting natural insight. At the end of the tour, there awaits a surprise for them!

From Morteratsch station, follow the signposts to "Vadret da Morteratsch". On the way back, follow the signposts to "Morteratsch", halfway along follow the signposts to "Chünetta" on the left. From Chünetta, follow the signposts to "Morteratsch".

Public Transit
With the Rhaetian Railway to Morteratsch
Getting There
Map and arrival