Free offers and tours in Pontresina

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: 14 June to 11 October 2019, every Friday
  • Guide: Christine Salis, BAW-Hiking Guide
  • Meeting point: 9 am at the valley station of the Alp Languard chairlift, return approx. 16pm
  • Duration: All day tour, walking time approx. 4.5 hours.
  • Altitude difference: up to 600m
  • Equipment: good hiking shoes, rain protection, lunch, possibly binoculars and photographic equipment
  • 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
  • Language: German
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: from 12. June to 9. October, every Wednesday at 15.30
  • Winter Season: every Wednesday, December to January 14:15 to 15:30 and February to April 15:15 to 16.30. 
  • Meeting point: in front of the Pontresina Tourist Information (Convention- and Culture Centre)
  • Duration: Approx. 1.5 hrs
  • Equipment: comfortable shoes
  • Guides: local guides
  • 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.-
  • Language: German

Tip: take the tour of Sta. Maria Church after the village tour and learn about the frescoes.

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.

  • Guided tours in summer: from 12. June to 9. October 2019, every Wednesday at 17:00. In July and August also on Fridays at 17:00.
  • Guided tours in winter: every Wednesday, December to January at 15.30 and February to April 16:30
  • 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
  • General opening times:
    From 10.06. to 21.06.2019, Mo., We. and Fr. 3.30pm - 5.30pm
    From 24.06. to 11.10.2019, Monday - Friday 3.30pm - 5.30pm
  • Language: German
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 upon presentation of your Pontresina guest card; without card: CHF 10.- / CHF 5.- (excluding train ticket)
  • Groups: Rates upon request
  • Registration: No registration required
  • Language: German

Enquiries: Il Giardino dei Ghiacciai di Cavaglia