Whether it’s an easy tour on a broad path, a sporty up and down over hill and dale, or a demanding trek with some climbing sections – all those hikes on Muottas Muragl have one thing in common: the spectacular panorama of the surrounding alpine world! The best way to explore the versatility of nature is by traveling on foot. Luckily, on Muottas Muragl the network of rambling trails is rich in variety and reveals the Engadin alpine world in all its glory. We have compiled some of the most beautiful trails for you:
This small mountain lake can be easily reached from the mountain station following a broad, sometimes slightly rocky, path. In the course of this approximately one-hour hike, the flora changes from lush alpine pastures to a more harsh, high alpine landscape, and an impressive rock glacier comes more and more into focus: like a powerful lava stream, it slowly moves down into the valley. The Lej Muragl at 2715 metres is beautifully clear, and chances are good that you’ll catch a glimpse of nimble fish darting to and fro in the water. You can either walk back the way you came or choose a longer loop back to the mountain station, leading first along the bubbling mountain stream Ova da Muragl and then past green meadows.
This hike between the summit stations of the Muottas Muragl funicular and the Languard chairlift is a real classic. The highlight of this approximately two-and-a-half-hour hike is most certainly the view from the sun terrace of the Segantini Hut. No wonder that the famous painter Segantini who died here, loved this place as his “open-air atelier”. In the beginning, the path leads gently down towards the valley, only after crossing the mountain stream Ova da Muragl it turns off the main path and leads – now marked as “climate trail” – uphill in several steep bends to the Schafberg (sheep mountain). If this ascent literally is breathtaking, this description applies best figuratively speaking to the moment when you reach the Segantini Hut on top. Do you feel like taking a well-deserved break? Then you have reached the right place at the right time: On the small sun terrace you can not only enjoy the excellent view but also some of the homemade delicacies. Afterwards, a partially exposed mountain path takes you towards the Alp Languard and to the chairlift down to Pontresina.
This easy alpine hike also takes you in approximately two-and-a-half hours to the Alp Languard, but avoids the quite demanding ascent to the Segantini Hut. This trail, too, starts at the summit station Muottas Muragl, leading down towards the valley to the alpine hut Margun. You can already easily spot the continuation of your trail on the opposite mountainside. After crossing the Ova da Muragl and reaching the fork in the path, you choose the comfortable, level panoramic high-altitude trail “Unterer Schafberg” (Lower Schafberg). Soon you have an unhindered view onto the Val Roseg, and the snow capped peaks on the horizon are a postcard picture par excellence. The cosy Restorant Munt da la Bês-cha offers a nice opportunity for a break (as well as a really good rhubarb cake), before the trail leads with a gentle rise towards the Alp Languard chairlift station.
With the Ibex Pass, the trip from Muottas Muragl to the Ibex Paradise Pontresina turns into playful hiking fun for families. The Pass is available at the Punt Muragl valley station as well as at the reception of the Romantik Hotel Muottas Muragl. The challenge now is to find the stations shown on the Pass – the mountain huts Unterer Schafberg, Paradis, Segantini and Georgy –, to solve the respective hut riddle and get a stamp in your Pass. In the end, of course there will be a small prize! The Ibex Paradise at the Alp Languard features entertaining information on the Grisons’ heraldic animal. And remember to always be on the lookout for those sure-footed animals - they can often be spotted on the mountainside.