“Walking is the perfect way of moving if you want to see into the life of things,” wrote the novelist Elizabeth von Arnim. To experience the many facets of the beautiful Corviglia – gentle, challenging, peaceful, lively, wild and picturesque, venue for so many contrasting leisure activities – nothing beats exploring on foot.
Narrow paths and wide trails criss-cross the Corviglia. They start and finish at our funicular or cable car stations, which means that a walk never need be a marathon: anyone who prefers to skip a steep climb or descent can simply ride in comfort instead.
Especially in summer, the Corviglia offers a colourful variety of trails, from family-friendly strolls to bracing walks and challenging hikes:
Operating Dates summer:
27.06.20 - 25.10.20
Operating Dates winter:
28.11.2020 – 05.04.2021
This theme trail, about 2 km long, invites walkers of all ages into a fascinating world of more than 200 protected species of mountain plants. Small “islands” of wild flowers, artfully laid out on the south-facing slopes of the Corviglia, showcase their beauty in the best light. The accompanying brochure, full of interesting info, is available free of charge from the tourist office. A special highlight along this pushchair-accessible path: the original Heidi Hut at Salastrains from the 1978 film of the popular children’s book.
A second family walk is devoted to another popular Swiss children’s book: “Schellenursli”, published in English as “A Bell for Ursli”. Colourful panels tell the much-loved tale of the little boy who sets off in search of the biggest cowbell he can find. The entertaining story accompanies you all the way – and before you know it, you have walked the 2.3 km from Salastrains all the way down to St. Moritz.
The “black peak” promises some really demanding walks in tune with its somewhat sinister name. But another attraction here is anything but shadowy: the enchanting “Piz Nair Sunrise”, which visitors can enjoy in both summer and winter. At the cable car summit station at 3,022 m, sunrise is a spectacular show, and for many guests a mesmerising and unforgettable experience. It also offers the perfect start to a fabulous day’s hiking – for example via the Pass Suvretta or the Jenatsch Swiss Alpine Club Hut down to Bever (5h or 7h), via the Lej Suvretta and Suvretta da San Murezzan down to Champfèr (5h) or via Munt da San Murezzan, Corviglia and Salastrains down to St. Moritz (4-5h).
The sunrise in the Engadin is exceptionally beautiful. The special offer, Piz Nair Sunrise, provides an opportunity to witness this amazing spectacle at over 3,000 metres above sea level.
In winter, skiers and snowboarders set the tone on the Corviglia, but winter walking enthusiasts also find glorious trails on the mountain’s spacious slopes. The Chantarella funicular middle station makes an ideal starting point for a wide variety of walks. As all of these lead sooner or later past a mountain restaurant, you can expect not only magnificent views but also gourmet delights along the way.
If the sunny Salastrains plateau appeals with the Restaurant Chasellas, stroll over along the flattish Chantarella path. Or perhaps you’d like to set your sights a little higher? Then head up towards the Signal cable car summit station and enjoy a break on the sun terrace of “El Paradiso”. You can walk down to St. Moritz Dorf along the Schellenursli Trail, which is also open in winter.
Experience real fairy-tale charm on the two trails from Corviglia to Marguns. Prepared regularly and walkable in normal hiking boots, they lead away from the lively pistes and offer a delightfully peaceful experience of the winter wonderland. While one path starts at Chantarella middle station and the other at Corviglia summit station, both will take you to Marguns summit station in just over in hour.