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Walk the Valley Roseg

Randonnée · Pontresina
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    Studying the route before setting off
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A moderate walk with significant ascent, be prepared for a bit of a challenge on this picturesque walk through the Valley Roseg.
Distance 13,5 km
6:00 h.
1 010 m
110 m
2 754 m
1 789 m

A glacial alpine valley with a melt water stream and open forest in its lower reaches. After a steady gentle climb on a good even gravel track, there is a challenging climb of between 1.5-2hrs up a switch back, rocky path to a mountain hut followed by a short, gentle descent on a wide gravel track to the cable car station.

 On leaving the picturesque town of Pontresina, you cross the River Flax before entering a forest of Cembra pines: be sure to keep an eye out for red squirrels and woodpeckers. You climb steadily along side the river Roseg as it rushes downhill, until you reach the restaurant Roseg Gletscher with magnificent views of the retreating glacier and snow-capped mountains at the head of the valley. There follows a protracted, arduous climb up to the Fuorcla Surlej as the views over the valley become increasing stunning. Finally there Is a short descent towards the cable car station at Murtel. Descend with the cable car to the valley floor from where you can get a bus to St Moritz (10 mins) From St. Moritz you can then catch a train to Pontresina (10 mins).

Public transport info can be found at the following links: 

Cable cars: 

Train and Bus: 

Note de l'auteur

Be sure to take a well earned break at the Hotel Roseg Gletscher has the most sublime terrace view with cakes and coffee to match! At the end of the tour, take a bus to St. Moritz where you may want to explore the town and have some dinner before returning to Pontresina by train (10 mins).
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Mise à jour: 12.07.2018
Niveau physique
Point le plus élevé
2 754 m
Point le plus bas
1 789 m
Meilleure période pour cette activité

Type de chemin

Asphalte 11,52%Chemin 24,45%Sentier 64,01%
1,6 km
3,3 km
8,7 km
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Consignes de sécurité

NOTE: Although a wonderfully scenic walk and a highlight of the tour, this is the most challenging walk of the series and is graded more ‘moderate’ – being suitable for fitter walkers.

Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains - always be prepared and carry appropriate clothing; warm as well as waterproof layers, hat and gloves etc. Please see your information pack for a detailed packing list. 

Conseils et recommandations supplémentaires

Food and Drink

Be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks/packed lunch to keep you going today. There are also full restaurant facilities at Roseg, Fuorcla Surlej and Murtel cable car station.

Points of Interest


At the valley head, two glaciers are visible, Vadret da Tschierva to the East and Vadret da Roseg above the lake, Lej da Vadret, which has appeared with the retreat of the ice over the last century. Vadret da Tschierva has retreated over one kilometre since 1880 and its lateral moraine can be seen protruding well into the valley.

Val Roseg

Val Roseg is surrounded by the highest mountains in Eastern Switzerland; Piz Bernina 4049m, Piz Scerscen 3971m, Piz Roseg 3937m


This tour is available on the following itineraries: WSRHTGE


Pontresina Tourist Information Centre (1 799 m)
Coordonnées :
2'789'052E 1'152'172N
46.494157, 9.901507
46°29'39.0"N 9°54'05.4"E
32T 569181 5149348
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L.S.Corvatsch – Murtel Cable Car Station


0.00 km -Start with your back to the front door of the Pontresina Tourist Information Centre, BEAR LEFT across the main street and descend on the tarmac road 'Via de la Staziun', cross over the river until you arrive at yellow sign posts on your left.

0.30 km- TURN LEFT into the woods at the yellow signpost for 'Fuorcla Surlej' and 'Val Roseg'. Ignore minor paths and keep the river and gravel road on your right hand side.

1.30 km -Continue STRAIGHT AHEAD following signs for 'Roseg' and 'Fuorcla Surlej' and you will eventually join a vehicle track and cross a wooden bridge over the river.

6.60 km - BEAR RIGHT crossing another wooden bridge and continuing to follow sign posts for Roseg and Fuorcla and you will reach a yellow sign with a white plate syaing 'Roseg 1999m' in front of some buildings.

06.90 km - TURN RIGHT following the sign for 'Fuorcla Surlej 2.5 hours', climbing steeply until you reach a mountain hut.

07.90 km- Continue STRAIGHT AHEAD Leave the hut on your left and continue uphill on a grassy path, which soon turns into rock and stone until you reach a junction of stoney paths near two telegrah poles.

10.00 km- BEAR RIGHT at the junction, and follow white/red/white paint flashes on the rocks to the summit. Please note there are various paths leading the summit, in general, follow the telegraph wires. Continue to follow signs and markers until you reach the mountain hut at the summit.

After spending some time at the summit and mountain hut, follow the yellow sign for 'L.S Corvatsch - Murtel' and head downhill on a winding gravel track towards the cable car station.

13.50 km - Finish: Take the cable car down to the valley to Silvapana from where you can catch a bus to St Moritz before continuing onto Pontresina by train.




Zone de tranquilité pour le gibier Val Roseg: décembre 20 - avril 30
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2'789'052E 1'152'172N
46.494157, 9.901507
46°29'39.0"N 9°54'05.4"E
32T 569181 5149348
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Good waterproof boots are a must. Make sure to bring plenty of water and a snack or packed lunch. 

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