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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
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 25th April until early June 2017
  • Guide: Christine Salis, BWL certified hiking guide Pontresina
  • Necessary equipment: hiking boots, rain protection
  • Duration: 2-3 h
  • Meeting point:4 pm at congress centre Pontresina
  • Fee: free of charge
  • Insurance: participants’ responsibility
  • Registration: until 5 pm the previous day by phone +41 81 838 83 00
Wildlife watching in Val Roseg

Wildlife watching in Val Roseg

On Tuesdays (September 13, 20 and 27, 2017) the BWL offers a guided wildlife watching tour in Val Roseg. Val Roseg is known for its pine forests, rushing streams, and its rich fauna. Watch the game in the morning and learn more about its behaviour during rutting season.

  • Guide: Christine Salis, BWL-Hiking Guide Pontresina
  • Meeting point: 6.30am in the parking lot at the shop "Bernina Sport" return around 9.00am
  • Duration: approx. 2.5 hours, walking time 1.5 hours.
  • Altitude difference: capprox. 50 m
  • Equipment: Hiking boots
  • Insurance: Participants are not insured against accidents
  • Fee: Free of charge
  • Participants: a minimum of 3 participants required
  • Registration: until 5pm 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: 16 June to 13 October 2017, every Friday
  • Guide: BAW-Hiking Guide
  • Meeting point: 9am 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
Historic mining tour

Historic mining tour

Every Wednesday in August, a guided day trip to Val Minor, in the footsteps of medieval miners, is offered.

  • Guide: Jann Rehm, Board Member of the Mining Association Grisons
  • Equipment: Hiking boots, rain protection, lunch, possibly flashlight
  • Duration: All day tour, walking time approx. 3.5 hours, surefootedness required
  • Altitude difference: approx. 200 meters
  • Meeting point: 9:15 at the Convention- and Culture Centre, return approx. 15:45
  • Fee: Free of charge (transportation included)
  • Insurance: Responsibility of the participants
  • Number of participants:    max. 10 participants
  • Registration: until 17:00 the day before, by telephone at +41 81 838 83 00
Meditation on Alp Languard

Meditation on Alp Languard

Enjoy an extra early ascent to Alp Languard with the first sunbeams and experience the mountains waking up. Then relax outside on Alp Languard in gentle relaxation - and mindfulness exercises and meditation. Tip: An extensive Alpine breakfast or a morning coffee on Alp Languard.

    • Availability: every Tuesday in July and August
    • Guide: Barbara Tuena
    • Meeting point: 7:55 Ascent with the chairlift up to Alp Languard (special trip)
    • Duration: 60 minutes
    • Equipment: warm clothes and good shoes
    • Fee: Free of charge (incl. ride), groups upon request
    • This tour only takes place in good weather!
    • Registration: on the previous day until 17:00 by phone at +41 79 719 78 10
    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