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On the trail of the glaciers

Bernina Glaciers - the grisons glacier experience

On the trail of the glaciers

On the trail of the largest Grisons glaciers
If you enjoy hiking and want to learn more about the landscape formed by glaciers, a guided hike with a mountain guide or hiking guide from the Pontresina Mountaineering School is perfect for you!

How will I recognise the glacial polish? What is dead ice? Which plants and animals live in the glacier forefield? What are block glaciers? What effects are climate change and environmental changes having in the alpine region? On the guided hikes near the glaciers, you’ll discover hidden places with spectacular views of glaciers and mountains and learn a lot of interesting facts.

Chünetta hike with sunrise
The morning hike starts from the Morteratsch station and takes you up to the Chamanna da Boval (SAC), which rises above the Morteratsch Glacier. We leave the official hiking path as a group and enjoy the early morning calm in wild terrain. Duration: approx. 3,5 hours.

Val Roseg panoramic hike
This hike starts in the main Upper Engadin valley at the Murtèl middle station of the Corvatsch railways. You hike via the Fuorcla Surlej and to the Chamanna Coaz hut (SAC). After some refreshments, you continue on the other side of the mountain to the large glacier lake. The six-hour hike ends at the Hotel Restaurant Roseg Gletscher.

Glacier Experience Trail
The experience trail is a circular hike that starts and ends at the Diavolezza mountain station. In the company of a mountain or hiking guide, the excursion is even more adventure-packed and educational. Duration: approx. 2 hours.

Glacier garden hike
Starting from Ospizio Bernina, the hike towards Val Poschiavo and down to Cavaglia lasts around two and a half hours. Highlights are the Sassal Mason viewpoint and a visit to the Cavaglia Glacial Garden. You travel back on the Rhaetian Railway to Pontresina.

Good to know:

  • Sunrise in Chünetta is a highlight. You’ll be rewarded for getting up early.
  • Binoculars in your luggage open up new perspectives.
  • Nearby: Corvatsch mountain station, Diavolezza mountain station, Glacier Experience Trail, Morteratsch Glacier Trail, alpine cheese dairy and Gletscherhotel Morteratsch.