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Maloja
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Via Engiadina
Via Engiadina
Stage 1, Maloja–Silvaplana
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Via Panoramica Val Bregaglia
Via Panoramica Val Bregaglia
Route 796, Maloja–Soglio
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Maloja
Inn-Radweg
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Stage 1, Maloja–La Punt
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Maloja

Maloja lies at the south-western end of the Lej da Segl (Silsersee) and links two distinct and fascinating landscapes: the Upper Engadine lake region and the southern Grisons valley of Val Bregaglia. This resort accesses many family-friendly activities on both sides of the pass.
Maloja lies at an altitude of 1815 metres and is an exclave of the municipality of Stampa in the Val Bregaglia. This is where the nascent Inn River that gives the Engadine Valley its name starts its long east-bound journey. At the southern entrance to Maloja, the road leads in a steep, 200 metre descent into the Val Bregaglia.

The Maloja Pass wasn’t the region’s sole important mountain traversal in Roman times; the Septimer Pass connected Val Bregaglia with Bivio in Oberhalbstein and the Lunghin Pass was the approach route from Maloja to the Septimer Pass. The Lunghin Pass above Maloja is the site of a rare three-way continental divide: the Inn joins the Danube and flows into the Black Sea, the Julia joins the Rhine on its journey to the North Sea and the Maira joins the Po and flows into the Mediterranean.

Maloja is a prime region for mountain climbing and one or several day hikes. A circuit trail through a nature conservation area leads to traces of glaciers from the last Ice Age; there is an abundance of moulins or glacier mills here, more than anywhere else in Europe. Many routes lead into the Val Bregaglia. A popular excursion is the circuit trail around the Lej da Segl lake which can be undertaken on foot, inline skates or mountain bike. The consistent Maloja winds make the Lej da Segl/Silsersee an excellent lake for summer windsurfing and sailing. Maloja’s winter attractions include several prepared cross-country ski runs. Maloja is the traditional starting point of the Engadine Cross-Country Ski Marathon. The Piz Aela ski lifts transport skiers to an altitude of almost 2000 metres.

Maloja holds the Swiss Tourist Board’s «Families Welcome» resort label. A family-orientated adventure trail leads to the idyllic Lägh da Bitabergh and Lägh da Cavloc mountain lakes, which have bathing facilities and barbecue pits.

The landscape surrounding Maloja inspired the artist Giovanni Segantini, who spent the last years of his life here. His former house and atelier can be visited and there is a theme trail, the Sentiero Segantini, leading into the branch valley of Orden.

Highlights

  • Glacier mills (moulins) near Maloja – around three dozen glacier mill formations up to 11 metres deep were discovered at the summit of the Maloja Pass in 1884; the largest group in Europe.
  • Lej da Segl (Silsersee) – the highest-altitude lake in Europe with public transport boat route. Boats run four times daily in each direction in summer.
  • Upper Engadine Lakes – the four deep blue lakes between St. Moritz and Maloja offer water sports in summer and a varied selection of events on the frozen lake.
  • Lägh da Cavloc – idyllic mountain lake that can be reached by hiking trail from Maloja. The route leads past the Lägh da Bitabergh and through majestic alpine scenery to the beautiful Lägh da Cavloc.
  • Palm Express – postbus route offering a unique travel experience from the resort St. Moritz via the Maloja Pass through Val Bregaglia, past Lake Como in Italy and continuing to Lugano in Canton Ticino.
Maloja lies at the south-western end of the Lej da Segl (Silsersee) and links two distinct and fascinating landscapes: the Upper Engadine lake region and the southern Grisons valley of Val Bregaglia. This resort accesses many family-friendly activities on both sides of the pass.
Maloja lies at an altitude of 1815 metres and is an exclave of the municipality of Stampa in the Val Bregaglia. This is where the nascent Inn River that gives the Engadine Valley its name starts its long east-bound journey. At the southern entrance to Maloja, the road leads in a steep, 200 metre descent into the Val Bregaglia.

The Maloja Pass wasn’t the region’s sole important mountain traversal in Roman times; the Septimer Pass connected Val Bregaglia with Bivio in Oberhalbstein and the Lunghin Pass was the approach route from Maloja to the Septimer Pass. The Lunghin Pass above Maloja is the site of a rare three-way continental divide: the Inn joins the Danube and flows into the Black Sea, the Julia joins the Rhine on its journey to the North Sea and the Maira joins the Po and flows into the Mediterranean.

Maloja is a prime region for mountain climbing and one or several day hikes. A circuit trail through a nature conservation area leads to traces of glaciers from the last Ice Age; there is an abundance of moulins or glacier mills here, more than anywhere else in Europe. Many routes lead into the Val Bregaglia. A popular excursion is the circuit trail around the Lej da Segl lake which can be undertaken on foot, inline skates or mountain bike. The consistent Maloja winds make the Lej da Segl/Silsersee an excellent lake for summer windsurfing and sailing. Maloja’s winter attractions include several prepared cross-country ski runs. Maloja is the traditional starting point of the Engadine Cross-Country Ski Marathon. The Piz Aela ski lifts transport skiers to an altitude of almost 2000 metres.

Maloja holds the Swiss Tourist Board’s «Families Welcome» resort label. A family-orientated adventure trail leads to the idyllic Lägh da Bitabergh and Lägh da Cavloc mountain lakes, which have bathing facilities and barbecue pits.

The landscape surrounding Maloja inspired the artist Giovanni Segantini, who spent the last years of his life here. His former house and atelier can be visited and there is a theme trail, the Sentiero Segantini, leading into the branch valley of Orden.

Highlights

  • Glacier mills (moulins) near Maloja – around three dozen glacier mill formations up to 11 metres deep were discovered at the summit of the Maloja Pass in 1884; the largest group in Europe.
  • Lej da Segl (Silsersee) – the highest-altitude lake in Europe with public transport boat route. Boats run four times daily in each direction in summer.
  • Upper Engadine Lakes – the four deep blue lakes between St. Moritz and Maloja offer water sports in summer and a varied selection of events on the frozen lake.
  • Lägh da Cavloc – idyllic mountain lake that can be reached by hiking trail from Maloja. The route leads past the Lägh da Bitabergh and through majestic alpine scenery to the beautiful Lägh da Cavloc.
  • Palm Express – postbus route offering a unique travel experience from the resort St. Moritz via the Maloja Pass through Val Bregaglia, past Lake Como in Italy and continuing to Lugano in Canton Ticino.

Arrival and return Maloja

Adresse

Maloja Tourist Information
Engadin St. Moritz
7516 Maloja
Tel. +41 (0)81 824 31 88
maloja@estm.ch
www.engadin.stmoritz.ch/maloja

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Capanna Sasc Furä CAS
Capanna Sasc Furä CAS
Bondo
Capanna da l'Albigna CAS
Capanna da l'Albigna CAS
Vicosoprano
Capanna del Forno CAS
Capanna del Forno CAS
Maloja
Capanna di Sciora CAS
Capanna di Sciora CAS
Bondo
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Places of interest

Sweet chestnut forest Bergell
Sweet chestnut forest Bergell
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Hiking in

Maloja
Senda Segantini
Senda Segantini
Stage 2, Bivio–Maloja
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Senda Segantini
Senda Segantini
Stage 3, Maloja–Pontresina
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Via Engiadina
Via Engiadina
Stage 1, Maloja–Silvaplana
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Via Panoramica Val Bregaglia
Via Panoramica Val Bregaglia
Route 796, Maloja–Soglio
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Cycling in

Maloja
Inn-Radweg
Inn-Radweg
Stage 1, Maloja–La Punt
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Mountain biking in

Maloja
Alpine Bike
Maloja Express