Fuorcla Surlej - Restaurant Roseg Walk 8058
Canton - Graubunden/Grisons - Upper Engadine
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 3.0 km / 1.9 miles
Ascent - nominal or unknown
Descent - 725 metres / 2393 feet
Time - 1.25 hours
Grade - easy
An easy route that is downhill all the way! The start is the refuge at Fuorcla Surlej (2755 m) with its magnificent position and wonderful mountain panoramas. You can reach this point by following Walk 8057 by taking a cable car to Murtel from Surlej.
Descend on the path past the small lake to the first junction (2722 m). Turn left and descend gently across the valley side with excellent to the head of the valley. Soon the valley floor comes into view and you also get a distant view of Lej da Vadret too.
The descent is across open mountainside with an occasional small chalet adding scale to the scene. As you descend the path threads its way through trees before eventually reaching the valley floor with the river split into many smaller streams. Joining the valley path (2022 m) you have about a kilometre to walk before reaching the Hotel Restaurant Roseg.
To continue follow walk 8073 back to Pontresina.
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