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Morteratsch Glacier

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Morteratsch Glacier

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gunillast wrote a review Jul 2020
Oslo, Norway155 contributions18 helpful votes
Lovely walk to the glacier, and along the path you have signs letting you know how the glacier has changed over the years. Highly recommend! The food in the restaurant by the train is very good aswell!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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rapha_y_nici wrote a review Jul 2020
Zurich, Switzerland5,984 contributions11,115 helpful votes
Even this majestic glacier has decreased it‘s size drastically, it‘s definitely still worth a visit! It‘s easily accessible by hike either from Pontresina or even closer from Morteratsch train station. Highlight would be to stay for the at the SAC Boval mountain hut which offers spectacular views. Recommended!
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Israel11,477 contributions2,691 helpful votes
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I came here from the nearby and adjacent glacier Diavolezza- see my recent review of that (and photos). 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 the main road. 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. Note THAT was a great hike. I was all alone for most of the two hour journey- just fantastic!! 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. I loved it, despite the many other hikers and bicycle riders were on that segment of the trail. 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. 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).
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Date of experience: August 2019
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TheJ0hns0ns wrote a review Nov 2019
Port Macquarie, Australia215 contributions75 helpful votes
What a great easy hike to see this glacier. 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. The path is well maintained and wide enough to pass those on bikes, with prams and other walkers.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Judith C wrote a review Oct 2019
Comox Valley, Canada50 contributions43 helpful votes
Beautiful hike with very little grad level walking. Approx 2 hours one way and you can walk further to the lake. (time did not permit for me to do). Nice restaurant at end of trail also an option to do trip on a horse drawn carriage.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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