Corviglia - Suvretta - Sils Maria Walk 8070
Canton - Graubunden/Grisons - Upper Engadine
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 11.0 km / 6.9 miles
Ascent - 100 metres / 330 feet
Descent - 770 metres / 2541 feet
Time - 4.00 hours
Grade - moderate
To reach the start from St Moritz take the Corviglia funicular which is in two stages with a change at Chantarella. Exit the top station of the funicular and enjoy the view. Refreshments are available here and also at Paradiso but none after this point. From Corviglia (2486m) take the signed footpath to Alp Suvretta. This is part of the Via Engiadina which you will follow for most of the way to Sils. The views to your left are already excellent as you descend across the mountainside to reach Paradiso (2181m). The onward route contours across the slope to reach Alp Suvretta (2211m) where you descend into the valley.
At a path junction turn left for Champfér and 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 Engiadina.
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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