Muottas Muragl – Segantini Hut – Alp Languard – Pontresina

Retrace the footsteps of the famous painter to one of the most beautiful vantage points.

Follow in the footsteps of the famous artist, «Giovanni Segantini», to one of the most beautiful vantage points in the Upper Engadin. The spectacular journey up Muottas Muragl already hints at the panorama that awaits at the top. «As I paint Nature, will I be able to give her the illumination that lends life to the paint?» It was in search of this light that Segantini climbed up to the Schafberg and to the mountain hut there. This well-marked, but in places steep, route will take surefooted hikers from the Muottas Muragl mountain station (2456m/8057ft) up to the place where Giovanni Segantini died. From the Segantini hut (2731m/8960ft), there is a breathtaking view of the incomparable Engadin lake plateau and the Bernina Massif. After a snack to replenish your energy, you will be able tackle the steep descent along the Climate Trail and down to Alp Languard, from where the chairlift will whisk you back down to Pontresina in no time at all.

Tour dates  
Distance 10.9 km
Ascent 391 m
Duration 4 h
Max. altitude 2731 above sea level
Region Samedan
Starting point Punt Muragl
Places along the route Punt Muragl - Muottas Muragl - Munt da la Bês-cha - Chna Segantini - Alp Languard - Pontresina
Variants Instead of following the steep descent along the Climate Trail, you have the option for the less exposed, zigzag trail below the Segantini hut to the lower part of the Schafberg, and then via the high-altitude trail to Alp Languard.