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

Photo from the walk - Fuorcla Surlej - Restaurant Roseg
Photo from the walk - Fuorcla Surlej - Restaurant Roseg
Photo from the walk - Fuorcla Surlej - Restaurant Roseg
Photo from the walk - Fuorcla Surlej - Restaurant Roseg
Photo from the walk - Fuorcla Surlej - Restaurant Roseg
Photo from the walk - Fuorcla Surlej - Restaurant Roseg
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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.

Fuorcla Surlej - Restaurant Roseg
Fuorcla Surlej - Restaurant Roseg
Fuorcla Surlej - Restaurant Roseg
Fuorcla Surlej - Restaurant Roseg
Fuorcla Surlej - Restaurant Roseg
Fuorcla Surlej - Restaurant Roseg
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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.

Suggested Maps

Oberengadin, Bergell-Puschlav, Wanderkarte - 1:50000

 

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