313 St. Moritz-Maloja-Seenweg
313 St. Moritz-Maloja-Seenweg

Winter hiking

St. Moritz-Maloja-Seenweg

St. Moritz-Maloja-Seenweg

St. Moritz Bad, Signalbahn–Maloja

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St. Moritz-Maloja-Seenweg

St. Moritz-Maloja-Seenweg

The region of Engadin St. Moritz owes much of its world-famous beauty to its unique lake plateau. And there is certainly something particularly poetic about a winter hike across these three frozen lakes.
The hike begins in St. Moritz Bad and follows the cross-country skiing trail up to the Olympic ski jump. It continues past the frozen lake of Lej Marsch, a beautiful bathing spot in summer, and then down to the lake of Champfèr, where the full panorama of the Engadin opens up. At this point the final destination for the hike becomes clear.

The hike continues either across the lake or along its shoreline to the Surlej bridge. The views across to the Piz da la Margna and, in the background, the mountains of Val Bregaglia are particularly stunning. From the Surlej bridge the view opens up to the vast expanse of the lake plateau, which is best enjoyed while striding across the lake of Silvaplana. A detour via the village of Sils is certainly worthwhile, if only to admire its old Engadin houses.

Time, now, to embark on the final stage across Lake Sils. At the Chastè peninsula we step out onto the frozen lake as the hiking trail leads out into the sunshine, past Isola to Maloja. There is a beautiful spot for a relaxing break here – with sweeping views of Lake Sils – before you tackle the last few kilometers taking you past Maloja, followed by the home stretch.
The region of Engadin St. Moritz owes much of its world-famous beauty to its unique lake plateau. And there is certainly something particularly poetic about a winter hike across these three frozen lakes.
The hike begins in St. Moritz Bad and follows the cross-country skiing trail up to the Olympic ski jump. It continues past the frozen lake of Lej Marsch, a beautiful bathing spot in summer, and then down to the lake of Champfèr, where the full panorama of the Engadin opens up. At this point the final destination for the hike becomes clear.

The hike continues either across the lake or along its shoreline to the Surlej bridge. The views across to the Piz da la Margna and, in the background, the mountains of Val Bregaglia are particularly stunning. From the Surlej bridge the view opens up to the vast expanse of the lake plateau, which is best enjoyed while striding across the lake of Silvaplana. A detour via the village of Sils is certainly worthwhile, if only to admire its old Engadin houses.

Time, now, to embark on the final stage across Lake Sils. At the Chastè peninsula we step out onto the frozen lake as the hiking trail leads out into the sunshine, past Isola to Maloja. There is a beautiful spot for a relaxing break here – with sweeping views of Lake Sils – before you tackle the last few kilometers taking you past Maloja, followed by the home stretch.
17 km | 1 Stage
120 m | 90 m
5 h 00 min
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel St. Moritz Bad, Signal
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to mid-April.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Maloja, Posta
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Contact

Engadin St. Moritz
Via San Gian 30
7500 St. Moritz
Tel. +41 (0)81 830 00 01
allegra@estm.ch
https://www.engadin.ch/de/

Services

Accommodation

Jugendherberge St. Moritz
Jugendherberge St. Moritz
St. Moritz Bad
Berghotel Randolins und Hostel by Randolins
Berghotel Randolins und Hostel by Randolins
St. Moritz
Hotel Corvatsch
Hotel Corvatsch
St. Moritz
Hotel San Gian
Hotel San Gian
St.Moritz
Hotel Schweizerhof
Hotel Schweizerhof
St. Moritz
Hotel Sonne
Hotel Sonne
St. Moritz
TCS Camping St. Moritz
TCS Camping St. Moritz
St. Moritz
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Places

St. Moritz
St. Moritz
Silvaplana
Silvaplana
Sils i.E.
Sils i.E.
Maloja
Maloja
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Places of interest

Segantini Museum
Segantini Museum
Corviglia Flowtrail Freeride 696
Corviglia Flowtrail Freeride 696
The pumptrack at the Sports Center Mulets Silvaplana
The pumptrack at the Sports Center Mulets Silvaplana
Fextal
Fextal
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Signalization

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