Muottas Muragl

Muottas Muragl

Eastern Swiss Alps

Route: Muottas Muragl

Area: Eastern Swiss Alps

Date of walk: 27th June 2014

Walkers: Andrew and Gilly

Distance: 11.3 miles (including 1.5 miles from hotel to funicular)

Weather: sunshine and blue skies at first, clouded over later on

We were staying in the Engadine area of Switzerland based at the excellent Hotel Albris in the quiet town of Pontresina. We set off from the hotel and walked out of the village to the base station of the funicular train which quickly whisked us up to about 8,000 feet above sea level. The views of St Moritz, the Engadine lakes and the surrounding mountains were out of this world

An easy path follows the contours of the mountain side and we traversed along it at high altitude, gaping at the views all the while, until we reached Alp Languard – a small restaurant at the top of a chair lift. We had lunch here and then took a detour into the Val Languard and the Paradis Hut

There then followed a long but easy descent down from the Muottas Muragl, the last section being through pine woods, until we finally made it back down to Pontresina

It was a memorable walk, with too many highlights to mention in this brief summary, so I’ll let the photos tell the whole story

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