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Take a cable car to Alp Languard from the centre of Pontresina and walk from here to Muottas Muragl. Walking at almost 2,500m altitude you’ll enjoy far reaching views over verdant alpine forests and to the glistening Morteratsch glacier. 

6.5 km
4:00 h
520 m
400 m

 Take the chair lift to Alp Languard. On disembarking, you commence a moderate uphill climb on a gravel path with the peaks of Piz Languard and Piz Chalchagn visible on your right. The climb steepens up the flank of Piz Muragl with spectacular views of the Morteratsch glacier and the Engadin valley and zig zags with vertiginous slopes on your left until it intercepts the Steinbock path. The gradient reduces but the climb continues until the remote Segantini hut. From here the views are outstanding as the lower Engadine valley opens up with the shining lakes of St Moritz and beyond. From the high point you descend gently at first over stony well-trodden paths as it zig zags  over the steepest part of the gradient down into Val Muragl. At the head of the valley stands Piz Vadret and you climb to the cable car station at Muottas Muragl with further amazing views into Val Roseg and Silvaplana. At the base of the cable car you can either catch the train or take an easy riverside walk on a well-marked path back to Pontresina.

Cable car and public transport info can be found here: 

Author’s recommendation

This walk is not recommened for vertigo-sufferers as the path is narrow in places with a sharp drop beside the trail. User
Sarah Stone
Updated: September 03, 2018

Highest point
2732 m
Lowest point
2328 m
Best time of year

Safety information

High alpine peak and ridges with sharp climbs and descents over paths that are narrow, rocky and rubbly.  In places a permanently installed cable is available as a hand hold on particularly steep sections.

Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains - always be prepared and carry appropriate clothing; warm as well as waterproof layers, hat and gloves etc. Please see your information pack for a detailed packing list. 


Good waterproof boots are a must. Make sure to bring plenty of water and a snack or packed lunch. 

Tips, hints and links

Food and Drink

Café facilities at Alp Languard, Segantini Hut and Muottas Muragl. As always we recommend carrying plenty of water and at least some snacks in case facilities are closed. 

Points of Interest

Segantini Hut

The famous artist, Giovanni Segantini, spent his latter life in the Engadin. Having been born Austrian, he became stateless when his guardian, his half-sister, moved to Milan and failed to apply for Italian citizenship. After a sudden illness, he died in the mountains above Pontresina whilst completing his last major work. The Swiss authorities awarded him citizenship posthumously.


The ibex was driven to extinction in Switzerland but was successfully reintroduced after prominent Swiss figures commissioned poachers to steal kids from the Aosta Valley in Italy. One hundred years later, in 2006, a symbolic gift of Swiss ibex was made to Italy to atone for the illegal activity. Now, the largest ibex colony, approximately 1600 animals, inhabits Val Languard


This tour appears on the following itineraries: WSRHTGE


Alp Langaurd (2327 m)
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Muottas Muragl

Turn-by-turn directions

0.00km -  Start at the Talstation in Pontresina. Take the chair lift to Alp Languard. Upon disembarking, continue STRAIGHT AHEAD ascending a gravel path and follow the yellow sign for 'Chna. Segantini'. Cotinue to follow the signage for the Segantini hut. From here the path is narrow with steep drops on the left hand side.

1.60km - TURN LEFT, continuing to follow the signs for 'Chna. Segantini' and be sure to ignore a turning downhill to 'Puntrashigna', you are continuing uphill on the zigzag path to the hut.

3.30 km- BEAR RIGHT  and follow the white-red-white flashes just before the hut and follow the signs to Muottas Muragl. The path descends steeply, zig zagging over a rocky surface until a yellow sign above the river at a wooden bridge.

5.00 km -BEAR RIGHT, cross bridge and within 100m, follow the yellow sign for 'Muottas Muragl'.

6.50 km - Finish at the cable car station. Take the cable car to the valley floor and either take the train from here to Pontresina or walk along the riverside back to your hotel.



Wildlife refuge Las Blais: December 15 - April 15
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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520 m
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