13th National Swiss Family Hiking Day: Sils-St. Moritz route

Difficult
13.9 km
4:15 h
427 mhd
475 mhd
Dorfplatz von Sils
Silserebene und Silsersee

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Sils Baselgia
Enjoy the Upper Engadine lake landscape; from Sils along Lake Sils, a stretch on the Via Engiadina to Silvaplana and high above Lake Champfèr to Lake St. Moritz.
Technique 2/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  1944 m
Lowest Point  1769 m
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Start Sils, Muot Marias
Destination St. Moritz, Ludains
Coordinates 46.430662, 9.763945

Description

This hike starts in Muot Marias, in the middle of Sils. Before reaching Lake Sils, you pass through the Engadin village of Sils with its beautiful Engadin houses. On the Sils plain, the view extends over Lake Sils to Maloja and the Chastè peninsula. In Sils Baselgia the route climbs up to the Via Engiadina and follows it to Silvaplana. On this panoramic trail, a stop on one of the benches is a must to enjoy the view of Lake Sils and the Piz da la Margna.

Passing through Silvaplana, you arrive at the Surlej bridge, where you can observe the play of colours of the kiters. A short stretch along Lake Champfèr before climbing the small Crest'Alta hill. Until 1964 there was a restaurant up here, the walls are still standing and invite you to stop and enjoy the view over the Julierpass road and Silvaplana.

The trail continues to wind its way down the hill and at the junction joins the wide path leading through the forest to Lej Marsch. There the route that began in Silvaplana joins up. The Lej Marsch is a lovely marsh lake with numerous outdoor barbecues around it and also a popular swimming lake.

The route then continues across the lake to the St. Moritz campsite. It passes between the camp and through the clearing. At the crossroads, the St. Moritz route also meets up. After a few minutes you arrive at the Eglise au bois, the French church of St. Moritz. If you are thirsty, this would be an opportunity to go down to the thermal baths and taste the world-famous St. Moritz healing water in the drinks room. Otherwise, the trail continues past the Kinderparadies (children's playground) to the Polowiese with its athletics track, where top athletes from all over the world train at altitude to prepare for competitions. From there it is not far to the finish, just along the lake, leaving the Catholic church on the left, over the bridge and at the end of the skating rink is the end point of this varied hike.

 

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Telefon: +41 81 830 00 01
E-Mail: allegra@engadin.ch
 Internet: www.engadin.ch 

Directions

Sils Muot Marias - Lake Sils - Sils Baselgia - Via Engiadina - Silvaplana - Surlej Bridge- Crest'Alta - Lej Marsch - Eglise au bois - Polowiese - Ludains

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