Morteratsch Glacier Trail

2,88 km
0:50 hr
130 m
0 m
89
TOP Easy
Condition
Technique
Experience
Landscape
Best season
JanMarMarMayMayJulJulAugOctOctDecDec
Starting point of the tour
Pontresina, Restaurant Morteratsch
Destination of the tour
Morteratsch glacier
Lowest point
1.897 m
Highest point
2.026 m
Properties
  • Scenic
  • Geological highlights
  • Suitable for strollers
  • In and out
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Family friendly
  • Cultural/historical value
Source : Engadin St. Moritz

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 milky glacial lake as well as the glacier's giant ice-tongue.

The LiteraTOUR function provides a literary accompaniment for your hike along the Morteratsch glacier trail. The gripping audio texts are all available via the Bernina Glaciers app. You can also access them by scanning the QR code at the 16 information points along the glacier trail.

The «Sabi's big dream» children's book takes kids aged between 5 and 12 on a fantastic adventure. The books are designed to immerse children in the fascinating glacier world while they have fun following the story. Children are given a booklet containing a story and a series of puzzles to solve. The puzzles can be solved at various stages along the hiking route leading to the Morteratsch Glacier. There are several information points along the trail where children can collect a series of stamps in their booklets. At the end of the tour, when all of the stamps have been collected, children can take the completed booklet to Pontresina Tourist Information, where they will receive a prize. The booklets are available at Pontresina Tourist Information, at most hotels in Pontresina, at Camping Morteratsch and at the Pontresina Alpine show dairy.

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via San Gian 30
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

Properties
Restaurant Morteratsch - Morteratsch Glacier
Tip of the author
The way back is either on the same way or with a detour via Chünetta.
Parking
big car park near the Hotel Morteratsch
Getting There
Map and arrival