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Cul-de-Sac Trails

Classic cross-country skiing in Val Roseg (© Filip Zuan)
Skiing in cul-de-sacs: Not necessarily worth going into in everyday life, but they look very different if you are cross-country skiing. Some of the most beautiful cross-country ski trails in Graubünden lead to a dead end - which is as far as the trail can go into the valley. We present five especially beautiful trails for you.
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Langlaufen in der Val Roseg (© Filip Zuan)

1. Rosegtal trail (264), Engadin

The trail into the high alpine valley of Roseg starts in Pontresina and climbs continuously. The three-thousand-metre peaks towering to the left and right of the trail provide the wow effect.

The trail into the high alpine valley of Roseg starts in Pontresina and climbs continuously. The three-thousand-metre peaks towering to the left and right of the trail provide the wow effect. If you still have some energy left when you reach the Roseg glacier restaurant, you can do an additional round by going in the direction towards the glacier lake. The way back is easy, just a few double-decker bumps and your on your way.

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Cross-country skiing into the Sertigtal, Davos (Photo: © Christian Egelmair)

2. Sertiger Klassiker, Davos Klosters

The seven-kilometre long trail from Frauenkirch to Sertig is the ultimate classic for classic cross-country skiers. You will run through the rustic Walser village of Sertig shortly before the turn.

The seven-kilometre long trail from Frauenkirch to Sertig is the ultimate classic for classic cross-country skiers. You will run through the rustic Walser village of Sertig shortly before the turning point on this cul-de-sac trail. You can recharge your batteries in Walserhuus Sertig or in the Bergführer restaurant.

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Cross-country skiing in Val Bever, Engadin

3. Bever–Spinas (266), Engadin

A cul-de-sac trail at its finest: It runs from Bever along the bubbling Beverinbach and through snow-covered larch and pine forests. The trail back to Bever will then be a relaxed run.

A cul-de-sac trail at its finest: It runs from Bever along the bubbling Beverinbach and through snow-covered larch and pine forests. Stop at Gasthaus Spinas when you get to the turnaround point on the trail and treat yourself to a fruit tart. The trail back to Bever will then be a relaxed run.

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Langlaufen Davos

4. Uphill Dischma, Davos Klosters

The trail runs past old farmhouses and into the Dischma valley up to Chaiseren. That's the end for everyone with skiskates. From here on there is only one classic track along the mountain stream.

The trail runs past old farmhouses and into the Dischma valley up to Chaiseren. That's the end for everyone with skiskates. From here on there is only one classic track along the mountain stream to the Teufi, where you can fortify yourself in the restaurant with a barley soup, a Graubünden platter or a slice of nut cake.

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Cross-country skiing in Val Fex, Engadin

5. Furtschellas–Val Fex–Plaun Vadret, Engadin

In the Val Fex you have to «climb» around 190 meters to get up to the glacier plain, which is 2070 m above sea level – «crisp» climbs inclusive. The view of the glacier compensate every drop of sweat.

You will leave everyday life behind you as you go step-by-step into Val Fex. From Furtschellas you have to “climb” around 190 meters to get up to the glacier plain, which is 2,070 m above sea level, and it includes a few “crisp” climbs. The view of the glacier and the mountain scenery as well as the leisurely descent will compensate for every drop of sweat you shed.

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