The sunny plateau of the Engadine
Once you arrive at the top, you exit the mountain station and step onto a viewing terrace that looks reminiscent of a ship's deck. Below, the Upper Engadine lakes sparkle like diamonds in the sun. To the left, in striking contrast, the 4,000-metre Bernina Range soars high, with its striking Piz Palü and massive glaciers. But watch out: that much natural beauty can be overwhelming, so it is best enjoyed on the move. Just around the corner lies the start of the "Philosopher’s Path", which is groomed daily in winter. Those who prefer more action should try the sledge run. In summer, the high-altitude hike up to Segantini Hut should be on every bucketlist. There, in the former creative site of Giovanni Segantini, these days delicious local food is served. The homemade barley soup is an absolute hit!
Alp Languard: Where ibex are at home
Those who wish to avoid the steep climb to Segantini Hut can hike the 7-km-long and almost flat trail between Muottas Muragl and Alp Languard. Sitting at the halfway point is the charming mountain restaurant Munt da la Bês-cha. The total hiking time is about 2.5 hours to Alp Languard above Pontresina. The terrace of the Alp Languard restaurant offers beautiful views over the Bernina Range. And if you’re lucky, you may even spot some ibex here. No surprise: the region is home to the largest colony of ibexes in the Grisons. And the best part for hikers: you can purchase a "Rundwander-Billet" [round trip ticket] (ride up to Punt Muragl – Muottas Muragl and ride down Languard Pontresina or vice versa). Remember to discover Pontresina's Ibex Paradise.