Piz Nair - Suvretta - Sils Maria Walk 8068
Canton - Graubunden/Grisons - Upper Engadine
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 13.0 km / 8.1 miles
Ascent - 100 metres / 330 feet
Descent - 1400 metres / 4620 feet
Time - 4.00 hours
Grade - moderate
To reach the start from St Moritz take the 2-stage funicular to Corviglia and continue on the cable car to the summit of Piz Nair (3022m) from where there are excellent views. Refreshments are available here and are the only opportunity until you reach Sils Maria.
From the cable car station follow the path down to Pass Suvretta. This starts on the northern side of the station. As you approach Lej Suvretta ignore the path to Corviglia and continue to follow signs to Pass Suvretta. From the lake turn left following the signs to Champfér.
As you descend ignore side paths and continue past Chaschigna to reach Alp Suvretta where you bear right towards Champfér. Follow this path with the river on your right to reach a footbridge (2145 metres). Go right across the bridge. Continue along this path following signs to Silvaplana and Segl. Reaching Orchas (2198m) bear left along a track descending towards Silvaplana. After a few minutes turn right following the signed Via Engadin.
Nearing the road over the Güglia Pass you reach a junction. Follow the signs to Segl. You reach the road. Take care crossing this busy road and turn right, then fork left following the signs to Segl. Reaching a bridge turn left over the river. Ignore the footpath on your right to Segl Baselgia and continue ahead on the track (Via Engiadina). 100 metres after this junction fork left and descend. After a further 150 metres bear right signed Segl.
The route is never in doubt and you have some views to Silvaplana Lake on your right. The descent towards Fölias is easy. Cross the bridge here and follow the signed path through the buildings to reach the main road (1798m). Cross the road using the pedestrian crossing and walk into Sils/Segl Maria using the path on the east side of the road.
If you wish to return to St Moritz there is a regular bus service that departs from near the Post Office which is on your left as you walk into the village.
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