valid: 04.12.2020 - 18.04.2021. Then you will reach the end of the glacier, which unfortunately gets shorter by the year due to global warming. The Morteratsch Glacier walking trail is actually a trail where you can trace the glacier and see what it has done to the rocks or earth. +41 (0)81 838 83 00 Even this majestic glacier has decreased it‘s size drastically, it‘s definitely still worth a visit! 3 nights, 3 Nights in Price per person in double room, Breakfast, Bed 'n' Bureau - including water - coffee -... Price Information for "Bed ’n’ Bureau - Pontresina - 3 for 2". Meander past the trees dotted alongside this serene and scenic ice formation. We caught the train out and hiked out - took about an hour to walk it with stops to read the informative signs along the way. It‘s easily accessible by hike either from Pontresina or even closer from Morteratsch train station. Morteratsch Glacier is a milky white ice behemoth with snowy slopes and picturesque trails. Getting There: train Morteratsch station: 2 hours on path left of Morteratsch Glacier Hut's phone : … +41 (0)81 838 83 00 An easy and scenic hike from Morteratsch railway station to the Morteratsch Glacier near Pontresina Highly recommend! Pontresina Tourist Information Morteratsch can be reached by train and by car from Pontresina and the Bernina Pass. In the mid-19th century, the Morteratsch glacier stretched all the way to the station in this hamlet in the canton of Graubünden, in southeastern Switzerland. There are makers along the way indicating where the glacier was from 1920 thru various other dates. Great scenery. One of them is easily accessible via a 50-minute walk from Morteratsch Station. Ever since measurements of the glacier began in 1878, it melted away for about 2,5 km (1.5 mi). The walk to the glacier is about 1 mile. The trail is narrow dirt alpine trail with some steep parts and switchbacks, gaining 600m in elevation. From there- and not wanting to wait for the train, I took the bus in the direction of Pontresina with plan to disembark at Morteratsch Glacier, and I got off (of course) on. They surround the highest peaks of the Eastern Alps like ice cubes around a lemon wedge in a martini glass. 2 nights, 2 Nights in Double room, Half-board, 2 x evening meal per person per stay, 2 x Day ski pass per... Price Information for "St. Moritz Snowtastic". Various plaques along its trail show how it is gradually retreating due to the effects of global warming. The path is well maintained and wide enough to pass those on bikes, with prams and other walkers. +41 (0)81 838 83 00 September 26, 2016. From Morteratsch railway station, a stop on the famous Bernina Railway Line leading from St. Moritz to Tirano (Italy), a path leads to the tongue of Morteratsch glacier. 7504 Pontresina The hike to the Boval hut starts at the Morteratsch train station and hikes about 5 km up the valley, on the west hillside bordering the glacier. Approx 2 hours one way and you can walk further to the lake. When you reach the end of the main trail, a sign warns about the risks of continuing - namely rockfall and avalanche risks. The Morteratsch Glacier is just a short walk from Pontresina. Just 50 minutes on foot from the railway station of Morteratsch, one catches sight of the day's objective: the milky glacial lake as well as the glacier's giant ice-tongue. For accessibility to a glacier, the Morteratsch Glacier might be the best. engadin.ch. The only thing you need in order to tackle the spectacular tour from the summit station Diavolezza across the Pers and Bernina Glaciers and back down to Morteratsch railway station are surefootedness and sufficient stamina to … (Local fees may apply), Pontresina Tourist Information After the Bernina Railway was completed in 1910, countless guests from all over the world continued to stop at the Hotel Restaurant Morteratsch. open: 15 of March - 15 of May and 15 of june- 15 of October Size: 100 pers. The most impressive is the glacier loss since 2015, 2010, 2005 and 2000. How to get to Morteratsch and back. There is another hike in the valley that hikes to the actual ice and you can walk on it. free valid: 10.01.2021 - 13.03.2021, Price per person in double room While the glacier used to you need now walk 2 km (1 1/4 miles) from the station to the glacier. Managed by expert mountain guides, the hike is known as the Glacier Hike Diavolezza Morteratsch. valid: 03.12.2020 - 30.03.2021, Price per person in double room As you walk along the path and approach the glacier, you can see the landscape and flora change. How to reach the Morteratsch glacier Overview Route ... How to get to Morteratsch and how to walk. I loved it, despite the many other hikers and bicycle riders were on that segment of the trail. Beautiful hike with very little grad level walking. Indeed, with 173 glaciers, the Engadine is truly a landscape “on the rocks”. Book your tickets online for Morteratsch Glacier, Pontresina: See 415 reviews, articles, and 347 photos of Morteratsch Glacier, ranked No.2 on Tripadvisor among 20 attractions in Pontresina. Nice restaurant at end of trail also an option to do trip on a horse drawn carriage. The walk from the Morteratsch train station to the end of the Morteratsch Glacier is a brief one, yet it covers thousands of years of the earth’s history. The information points have stamps to collect in the booklet. At the end of the round trip when all the stamps have been collected, the children present their booklet with the solution at the Pontresina tourist office and receive a little surprise. descent along the Boval-Dadour glacier till Morteratsch railway Huts Boval-Hütte 2495m Situation: North Bernina near Morteratsch Glacier. I was all alone for most of the two hour journey- just fantastic!! It‘s easily accessible by hike either from Pontresina or even closer from Morteratsch train station. The Morteratsch Glacier (Romansh: Vadret da Morteratsch) is the largest glacier by area in the Bernina Range of the Bündner Alps in Switzerland. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Hint: don’t miss the fantastic cascading waterfalls between the car lot and the restaurant building and train stop: when the bright red shiny train crosses the bridge over the rushing water with the glacier behind it on a bright sunny summer day- that view is legendary- you can see my framed photos of that on my Rhaetian Railway review. There are 16 puzzles to be solved along the Morteratsch Glacier to discover Sabi’s great dream and find out all about the retreat of the glacier and its mysterious past life. valid: 02.01.2021 - 10.04.2021, holiday apartment This treasure hunt gives children the chance to play with their parents in the great outdoors. 7 nights, 7 Nights in holiday apartment, No board, Entrance to the sauna, Guided village tour, Sport & Games,... Price Information for "Christmas with the family in Madulain". Follow the signs to the glacier and take the same way back. The retreat of the glacier increased in more recent years. The trip begins with a leisurely cable-car ride; after just a few minutes you have reached the top of Switzerland’s longest glacier run. Tracing eternal ice on the Morteratsch Glacier Trail. The Morteratsch Glacier is, unfortunately, well know for its retreat. Fax +41 (0)81 838 83 10 It‘s easily accessible by hike either from Pontresina or even closer from Morteratsch train station. Even this majestic glacier has decreased it‘s size drastically, it‘s definitely still worth a visit! valid: 04.12.2020 - 05.04.2021, Price per Suite valid: 10.01.2021 - 10.04.2021, holiday apartment Glacier Hike - Diavolezza to Morteratsch, Switzerland (Pers Glacier) Guided Tour Tour Detail Equipment Prices This spectacular tour immerse you into the fascinating world of the glaciers that surround you on all sides. The food in the restaurant by the train is very good aswell! Sabi is a mountain spirit who lives in the Morteratsch Glacier. valid: 19.12.2020 - 26.12.2020, Price per double room 7504 PontresinaPhone  They complete these tasks along the hike that leads them to the Morteratsch Glacier. Today we hiked to the base of a friggen glacier! (time did not permit for me to do). Morteratsch Glacier, Pontresina, Switzerland The Morteratsch Glacier (romansh: Vadret da Morteratsch) is the largest glacier by area in the Bernina Range of the Bündner Alps in Switzerland. The Morteratsch glacier can be reached by an easy wide trail. Highlight would be to stay for the at the SAC Boval mountain hut which offers, I came here from the nearby and adjacent glacier Diavolezza- see my recent review of that (and photos). Morteratsch Glacier is reachable within a 90 minutes hike in summer, while in winter is possible to ski directly to the property. It is also one of the most easily accessible glaciers: a 50-minute walk from Morteratsch train station along a hiking trail leads visitors directly to the glacier tongue. Most of the time was following the gushing gurgling powerful crystal clear and pure glacial mountain stream The next morning, I returned to hike from the restaurant and train stop to the glacier- that also was fabulous and magnificent and great views in the sunshine. To do this they get a book with the story of Sabi in it and tasks to perform. valid: 03.12.2020 - 30.04.2021, Price per person in double room The undisputed #1 is the Morteratsch glacier. Route. valid: 01.02.2021 - 11.03.2021, Price per person in double room At the end of the glacier numerous signs were put up to mark the glaciers end in earlier years. 3 nights, 3 Nights in Price per person in double room, Half-board, 1 x 50 minutes Massage per person per stay,... Price Information for "Switch off and enjoy". It was very easy going and it was apparent that we were the first people here today. At the fork, it is worth heading for the Morteratsch Glacier and hiking back to Morteratsch from there. Diavolezza glacier run Ski on the Morteratsch Glacier past the mighty Piz Palü and down a 10-km long run all the way to Morteratsch. What started with a simple sales booth on the road to Morteratsch in 1875 soon developed under the mountain guide Valentin Kessler into a popular starting point for glacier hikes and mountain tours. 16 posts inform visitors about the receding glacier and the mystical lifeforms in its wake. There are 16 puzzles to be solved along the Morteratsch Glacier to discover Sabi’s great dream and find out all about the retreat of the glacier and its mysterious past life. The Diavolezza cable car is reachable after a 5-minute train ride and guided hiking can be arranged directly on site. 3 nights, 3 Nights in Price per Suite, Breakfast, Welcome drink per person per stay, Arrival daily permitted,... Price Information for "Stay for 3 nights, pay for 2". Oh yes- if you are unfortunate enough to arrive by car, there is organized parking at the restaurant area, as well as the campground- but believe-it-or-not: it is metered (see my phot of that). 16 posts inform visitors about the receding glacier and the mystical lifeforms in its wake. Highlight would be to stay for the at the SAC Boval mountain hut which offers… It is about seven kilometres long, making it the longest glacier in the Engadine. Highlight would be to stay for the at the SAC Boval mountain hut which offers spectacular views. pontresina@engadin.ch more, Is this attraction a good place to visit on a, Is this a romantic place or activity that you would suggest for, Is this a must-do if you are traveling with a, 50 minute walk to see the glacier change over decades. Cable car tours of St Moritz September 28, 2016 . His job is to guard all the secrets of Bernina’s ancient glaciers and he does his job extremely well. Note(s) Of limited suitability for families. However, Sabi has a secret too. By 1900, people had to walk about a kilometre to touch its shimmering blue surface. Hotels near The Burial Church of Santa Maria, Zipline & Aerial Adventure Parks in Pontresina, Canyoning & Rappelling Tours in Pontresina, Points of Interest & Landmarks in Pontresina, Alp-Schaukaserei Morteratsch: Tickets & Tours‎, Alpin Museum Pontresina: Tickets & Tours‎, The Burial Church of Santa Maria: Tickets & Tours‎. Morteratsch, St Moritz. Step by step along the track of the third longest glacier of the Eastern Alps. 3 nights, 3 Nights in Price per double room, Half-board, 1 x 30-minute carriage ride into the Fex Valley to... Price Information for "Discover Sils i.E.". +41 (0)81 838 83 10 At first, I was quite disappointed when I realized how far I was from the start of the “main” trail (where the restaurant and the train stop are ... but then I realized and saw how scenic the hike in the woods and the magnificent glacier view in the farther distance was. Signs along the path indicate how far the glacier once reached. The trek includes a walk across both the Pers and Morteratsch Glaciers. Switzerland, Phone  A Hike From Morteratsch to the Glacier. The aim of the trail is for the children to discover Sabi's story. ... At the base the kids had fun throwing rocks into the river and Ollie and I went on a walk to try and touch the glacier. Walking among the five billion tonnes of ice covering a distance of 12 km is a surreal experience that one will never forgets. This makes it a popular tourist attraction that contributes to the economy of the region. Hiking tips: on the trail of the eternal ice In Pontresina, the glaciers are virtually at your doorstep. 2 nights, 2 Nights in Double room, Breakfast, 2 x Ski pass per person per stay, Arrival on following weekdays... Price Information for "Ski pass included - Celerina". This is an exciting adventure awaiting families in a true world of ice at Pontresina. … However, the gravel path continues a bit farther toward the Morteratsch Glacier between branches of the glacial river. The Morterasch Glacier path, on the trail of Sabi. Glacier hike Diavolezza - Morteratsch. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. Even this majestic glacier has decreased it‘s size drastically, it‘s definitely still worth a visit! This is a popular walk so we caught an early train from just outside our hotel and disembarked at Morteratsch a few minutes later We set off down the wide track leading to the glacier. Note THAT was a great hike. You need to take into account that you may have to cross some small streams at the end of the route. 16 posts inform visitors about the receding glacier and the mystical lifeforms in its wake. To Switzerland! What a great easy hike to see this glacier. This is an exciting adventure awaiting families in a true world of ice at Pontresina. Recommended! Website, Price per person in double room Even this majestic glacier has decreased it‘s size drastically, it‘s definitely still worth a visit! engadin.ch, Pontresina Tourist Information A visit to see the glacier at Morteratsch would fit the bill perfectly. the main road. Highlight would be to stay for the at the SAC Boval mountain hut which offers On your way to the current end of the glacier, you will notice in total 15 columns with info billboards. The walk was not always this long. Just 50 minutes on foot from the railway station of Morteratsch, one catches sight of the day's objective: the milky glacial lake as well as the glacier's giant ice-tongue. It‘s easily accessible by hike either from Pontresina or even closer from Morteratsch train station. 7504 Pontresina Signposts marking the glacier retreat since 1878. pontresina@engadin.ch See also Engadin St. Moritz CH-7500 St. Moritz Tel: +41 (0)81 830 00 01 Fax: +41 (0)81 830 08 18 E-Mail: allegra@estm.ch Internet: www.engadin.stmoritz.ch Lovely walk to the glacier, and along the path you have signs letting you know how the glacier has changed over the years. Landscape “ on the trail is narrow dirt alpine trail with some parts! 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