Village tour and guided tours
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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.-
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
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
Ibex in Pontresina

Ibex in Pontresina

Dozens of ibex only a stone throw away from you, grazing on the pastures right at the edge of the village. Something you can only experience in Pontresina. Discover the ibex with a local guide.

  • Ibex viewing: every Tuesday and Friday from the end of April until early June 2017
  • Guide: Christine Salis, BWL certified hiking guide Pontresina
  • Necessary equipment: hiking boots, rain protection
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Meeting point: 5.30 pm at Languard Valley Station
  • Fee: free of charge
  • Insurance: participants’ responsibility
  • Registration: until 5 pm the previous day by phone +41 81 838 83 00
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
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