Hiking on Corviglia

Enjoy the nature and discover Corviglia on unhurried, family friendly or alpine Trails.

There are countless routes to take you up to the heady heights of Piz Nair at 3057 metres, to the natural reservoir at Lej Alv newly created in 2015 or, for alpine hikers with the right equipment, almost vertically up to Piz Ot. By contrast the Schellen Ursli Path is ideal for kids: from its starting point at Chantarella it tells the story of Ursli, who was absolutely determined to carry the largest bell at the traditional Chalandamarz event and pulls every trick in the book to achieve just that. Heidi’s Flower Trail is just as exciting and instructive, and like many other paths and trails it is accessible to strollers and buggies. And if you’re lucky, you’ll even spot the odd marmot or two during your hike – or Munggä as they’re lovingly called here. All this nature’s so exciting, no matter what age you are!

Around Lej Alv

The lake of Lej Alv above Marguns captures and stores the water that flows down the mountain and the Val Schlattain during the snow melt. In winter the lake is used as a reservoir for the artificial snow on the mountainside; in summer it provides a wonderful excursion destination for mountain bikers and hikers. You can reach the lake on foot via the mountain station of the Marguns gondola or the mountain station at the Corviglia funicular. From there the lake is accessible to strollers and buggies.

Given the altitude, swimming in the lake is an option for hard-core bathers only; but its shores do provide a delightful relaxed setting for a picnic lunch as you take in the views of the Engadin mountains and savour the crisp mountain air.

Information: The lake is accessible by buggy.



Schellen Ursli Path

The tale of Schellenursli («A Bell for Ursli») remains one of the most popular children's stories in Switzerland. Although it is set in the village of Guarda, in the Lower Engadin, the custom it describes is known throughout the region: every year during the traditional «Chalandamarz», children ring large cow bells to drive away the winter. The Schellenursli Trail in St. Moritz leads from Salastrains to the Heidi hut and then on to St. Moritz Dorf. It relates the story using pictures and wood carvings, and takes around 45 minutes to cover. The scenery along the way is enchanting – as you might expect of a trail devoted to such a delightful story.

Information: The trail is suitable for buggies.

Heidi's Flower Trail

Walk, look and marvel: flower lovers will go into raptures along this kilometre-long themed trail from Chantarella to the Heidi hut and down to Salastrains. Some 200 different Alpine plants, many of them protected species, are laid out in beautiful, numbered islands of flowers. A brochure (free from the Tourist Information office) provides all the necessary infomation, and the wonderful scenery, with its forests of Swiss stone pine forests and varied flora, the perfect backdrop.

Information: The route is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Marguns – Celerina

The hike for families starts at the mountain station Marguns (2278 m), where a restaurant and a childrens playground welcome you. Afterwards a comfortable path leads you in 90 minutes down to Celerina.

Information: The trail is suitable for buggies.

Piz Nair – Corviglia – Chantarella

During this partly quite steep hike the beautiful lakes and mountain scenery are always right in front of your eyes.

Piz Nair – Jenatsch Hut – Bever

St. Moritz's «home» mountain, Piz Nair, is easily reached by the Chantarella/Corviglia funicular railway and the Piz Nair cable car. Before descending to the hiking trail to the Lej Suvretta, it is worth stopping to take in the magnificent view of the Upper Engadin lake-strewn plateau. It is a long but beautiful hike. When you reach the Chamanna Jenatsch, Graubünden's highest Swiss Alpine Club hut, you can take a well-earned break and replenish your energy for the long descent with a delicious, wholesome meal.