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SwissPatrick
Majorca, Spain93 contributions
Aug 2020 • Couples
We hiked from Pontresina till the end of the valley at the lake Lej de Vadret. The place is wonderful with incredible views on glaciers and the mountains of the Bernina massif. The hike is easy and can be done by children, it does go up by much, but it is long (6+ hours), so make sure you have appropriate levels of fitness.
Written August 8, 2020
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hermanlit
Jerusalem, Israel14 contributions
Mar 2019 • Couples
Val Roseg is a wonderful winter trail among many others in Pontresina and Engadin area. Uniquely in Swiss Alps there are more than 130 km winter trails in the area. They can easily be reached by public transport, bus or train, or even better by walking there. While many people walk these trails without using walking sticks, my wife and I found walking with them more safe. We have been walking these trails for more than 25 years. However, it should be mentioned, that during our last two-week vacation in February 2020, we noticed that these winter trails are less well cared for. Majority of them were covered by ice making walking extremely uncomfortable and in many cases even dangerous. In previous years, the authorities were spreading sand or crushed stones over the ice.
Written February 24, 2020
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Cobbe
UK101 contributions
Jun 2017 • Couples
I've been up Val Roseg several times now, on bike and on foot, this is a pleasant, easy going trip. You don't get the great views that you do from the high level walks in the area but it is an attractive option if you don't fancy anything too strenuous. I haven't taken the horse drawn carriage option - when I was there in June 2017 they weren't running the "omnibus" service so a ride would have meant hiring a whole carriage at a cost of CHF 220.

On foot the round trip from near Pontresina railway station to the Hotel Restaurant Roseg Gletscher, without allowing any time for a rest or refreshment at the hotel, takes about 4 hours. Note that the retreat of the glacier means that it is now a good way further up the valley beyond the hotel - about 2.5km I think.

Tip - you can walk up the valley either along the road used by the horse drawn carriageways or, as an alternative for most of the way, a well maintained path. I've done both and think the path is much more attractive - see the photos. The path is clear and has only a few rocky sections. I did the walk in good weather wearing stout shoes rather than walking boots and didn't have any problems. The Pontresina end of the path is good enough to take a pushchair along - I saw several people doing this - but I think you'd have to carry the pushchair at some of the sections further on to get past rocky parts. Although the path does have a gradient there are no steep sections.

If you are walking from Pontresina town turn off the road and follow the footpath signs just after crossing over the bridge that takes the road from the town to the station over the bypass. If you are walking from Pontresina station don't take the road where the horse carriages park and keep on until you come to a small car park on the right. Follow the footpath signs from here.

I'm not a great cyclist so you will probably do better, but on bike the round trip (on the road - bikes are not meant to be used on the footpath) took me 1hr 45 mins - I hr to get up and 45 mins to come down. For me at least the gradient is more noticeable when cycling than walking. I hired a bike with suspension forks from the very helpful people at Fahndrich Sport in Pontresina for CHF 25 for the half day, which I thought was very reasonable (note though that they close at 12 midday until 2pm for lunch). If you do more cycling than I do you'll probably be fine with a hardtail bike.
Written June 26, 2017
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NorwoodScott
Norwood, MA357 contributions
Aug 2012 • Couples
We spent a week hiking in the Engadine area and the day we spent hiking up the Val Roseg was easily a favorite. The glacier views are just outstanding from beginning to end. It's a great area for a picnic, but there's also a restaurant on the valley floor and an alpine hut up at the top. We essentially went from Pontresina up the valley and dropped over into Sils-Maria in the main Engadine valley. It was a terrific hike.
Written September 17, 2012
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westcountrypro
Bath, UK81 contributions
Sep 2012 • Family
Two hours easy walking takes one to the fabulous restaurant /hotel Roseg. If you don't want to walk back take a ride on the horse drawn omnibus which lands you back at Pontresina Station. Food outstanding and the views of the Roseg glacier and the mountains are quite breathtaking.
Written September 24, 2012
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Stephanie S
Natick, MA104 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
We day hiked through the valley up to Tschierva Hut. Scenery in all directions was incredibly beautiful. The rocky terrain and steepness of the trail was challenging in spots, but amazing to hike. Very happy to reach the hut at the top for some R & R and a nice lunch we’d packed. This hike was a definite highlight of our trip!
Written September 2, 2019
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ThePBR
NE USA1,060 contributions
Aug 2013 • Friends
Late August weekend with perfect weather. Great day to enjoy horse drawn carriage ride into the Val Roseg from Pontresina and we walked back (about 2 hour walk). Reserve the horse carriage ride, as you don't want to miss (+41 78 944 7555). Gorgeous scenery: forest, fields, stream, falls, mountains; all breathtaking. Photos can not do it justice. People enjoying hiking, biking, walking. We enjoyed refreshment at the restaurant Roseg Gletscher admired our surroundings and started our walk back to Pontresina. I would have liked to have hiked further up, but we ran out of time. This was a wonderful day.
Written September 13, 2013
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zurich_traveller_11
Zurich, Switzerland32 contributions
Aug 2012 • Couples
Walk through a rather narrow valley along a beautiful mountain river. Absolutely peaceful, no road, no traffic. At the end the valley widens and the glacier surrounded by snowcapped mountains comes into view. Beautiful!
Written August 13, 2012
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Paola F
Italy26 contributions
Aug 2012 • Family
Keep going till you get to the restaurant then seat and have wonderfull dessert with an amazing view over the Glacier.
Written August 11, 2012
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Jakob C
16 contributions
Jul 2019
Excellent trekking with start from Pontressina. You will follow the river as a silver band most of the way, and when you look into the valley, you will see high mountains and glaciers. Car driving is practically prohibited, so you can really enjoy the nature.

The 15 kilometer (3-4 hrs) to the Val Roseg Hotel and restaurant is a good target, but if you have more days and sufficient experience with trekking in high mountains, I can also recommend the trek up to the Coaz Cabin (Hütte) from the Suisse Alpine Club situated I 2.700 meters altitude (additionally three hrs). The atmosphere is truly alpine, and for modern kids it is a good experience that there is no wifi, you will sleep in dormitories and that toilets are outdoor. Dont’t forget to make reservations at the Cabins website. For planning also bergfex.de is very informative and helpful.
The experience will only be bigger, if you are historically interested. The cartographer Coaz was not only the first to climb Piz Bernina and namegive the mountain, but also the assistant of General Dufour who was one of five founders of the Red Cross.

Don’t forget you are in the high mountains. Take notice of the weather forecast and bring always clothes, so you can master snow or cold rain and wind, although the days with sun and some 20 degrees are the most frequent in the Summer season.

Grüezi!
Written March 25, 2020
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