561 Muotta da Güvè Trail
561 Muotta da Güvè Trail

Snowshoe trekking

Muotta da Güvè Trail

Muotta da Güvè Trail

Sils Maria–Muotta da Güvè–Sils Maria

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Muotta da Güvè Trail

Muotta da Güvè Trail

The ascend leads from Lake Sils through unspoilt mountain forest and across glades to an altitude of 2,036 metres. The views of Lake Sils, the majestic mountains, the largely untouched Val Fedoz, the Val Fex and the wintry Upper Engadine are captivating. Head back through mountain forest via the boathouse to Sils Maria.
The charming Engadine village of Sils/Segl lies idyllically between Lake Sils and Lake Silvaplana in the Engadine. The circular route via Clavadatsch and Muotta da Güvè starts and ends in the old part of the village, called Sils Maria. Surrounded by the rugged peaks of the Bernina mountain range, this high plateau used to attract poets and thinkers: Hermann Hesse made the elegant “Waldhaus” his second home, and Friedrich Nietzsche spent several summers in the village itself. Other celebrities that were inspired by the magnificent landscape include Charlie Chaplin, Rod Stewart and David Bowie. In winter, snowshoe trekking is a great way to explore these surroundings. Put on your snow shoes at the barrier near Furnaria Grond/Alpenrose (1,806 metres).

A short section of the route follows the winter hiking trail towards Lake Sils, passing just below the legendary Hotel Waldhaus and the sledge trail. From the Sils/Segl Maria Barchiröls boathouse, a first steep ascent leads through the God Laret (Rhaeto-Romanic for larch forest), where you will spend most of the time. Exceptions include the glade near the old stables at Clavadatsch and the section after the crossing of the cross-country ski trail and the winter hiking trail at Crap da la Turba. The tour’s highest point is the “Muotta da Güvè” viewing platform. Don’t forget to take a break and enjoy the spectacular views of the lake. The way back leads along another route above “Vaüglia”.

This moderately difficult trail leads through wintry Alpine forest to Muotta da Güvè at 2,036 metres above sea level. You will be rewarded with a pristine natural environment and captivating views over Lake Sils, the majestic mountain scenery, into the largely untouched Val Fedoz and the famous Val Fex as well as across the wintry Upper Engadine. The route is suitable for snowshoers in good physical condition.
The ascend leads from Lake Sils through unspoilt mountain forest and across glades to an altitude of 2,036 metres. The views of Lake Sils, the majestic mountains, the largely untouched Val Fedoz, the Val Fex and the wintry Upper Engadine are captivating. Head back through mountain forest via the boathouse to Sils Maria.
The charming Engadine village of Sils/Segl lies idyllically between Lake Sils and Lake Silvaplana in the Engadine. The circular route via Clavadatsch and Muotta da Güvè starts and ends in the old part of the village, called Sils Maria. Surrounded by the rugged peaks of the Bernina mountain range, this high plateau used to attract poets and thinkers: Hermann Hesse made the elegant “Waldhaus” his second home, and Friedrich Nietzsche spent several summers in the village itself. Other celebrities that were inspired by the magnificent landscape include Charlie Chaplin, Rod Stewart and David Bowie. In winter, snowshoe trekking is a great way to explore these surroundings. Put on your snow shoes at the barrier near Furnaria Grond/Alpenrose (1,806 metres).

A short section of the route follows the winter hiking trail towards Lake Sils, passing just below the legendary Hotel Waldhaus and the sledge trail. From the Sils/Segl Maria Barchiröls boathouse, a first steep ascent leads through the God Laret (Rhaeto-Romanic for larch forest), where you will spend most of the time. Exceptions include the glade near the old stables at Clavadatsch and the section after the crossing of the cross-country ski trail and the winter hiking trail at Crap da la Turba. The tour’s highest point is the “Muotta da Güvè” viewing platform. Don’t forget to take a break and enjoy the spectacular views of the lake. The way back leads along another route above “Vaüglia”.

This moderately difficult trail leads through wintry Alpine forest to Muotta da Güvè at 2,036 metres above sea level. You will be rewarded with a pristine natural environment and captivating views over Lake Sils, the majestic mountain scenery, into the largely untouched Val Fedoz and the famous Val Fex as well as across the wintry Upper Engadine. The route is suitable for snowshoers in good physical condition.
5 km | 1 Stage
300 m | 300 m
2 h 50 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Sils/Segl Maria, Posta
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from 15th November to 1st April.

Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.

Hints

Snowshoe rent
Snowshoes can be rented on site. www.lafainera.ch and www.giovanoli-sport.ch

Contact

Sils Tourismus
Via da Marias 93
7514 Sils/Segl Maria
Tel. +41 (0)81 838 50 90
tourismus@sils.ch
www.sils.ch

Services

Places

Sils Maria
Sils Maria
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Places of interest

Val Fex (Fextal)
Val Fex (Fextal)
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Signalization

Signalization
For snow shoe trekking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization