Pontresina - Restaurant Roseg - Pontresina Walk 8073
Canton - Graubunden/Grisons - Upper Engadine
Author - Lou Johnson
Length - 12.0 km / 7.5 miles
Ascent - 200 metres / 660 feet
Descent - 200 metres / 660 feet
Time - 4.50 hours
Grade - easy/moderate
The Val Roseg is ideal for walking and although this route takes you as far as the Restaurant Roseg the route could be shortened if time or energy are at a premium. There is also the opportunity to use one of the horse-drawn carriages for either the outward or return route although obviously there is a charge for taking this option.
Start from Pontresina and descend towards the railway station. Just before you reach the station take the signed path on your right. The route follows a clear track, which is shared with the horse-drawn carriages and service vehicles for the restaurant. The track follows the river, which is fast flowing and adds to the immediate scene. Other side are conifer forests with high mountains rising behind them. Ahead as you near Restaurant Roseg the view up the valley becomes better and you can see the high mountains at the end of Val Roseg.
The return route follows the same track as used on the outward walk. However, there is the benefit that it is mostly downhill!
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