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Morteratsch Glacier

Pontresina, Switzerland
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nice cross country trail in the mountains

nice cross country trail, but going up all the way and going all the way down when you return, well... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
New Jersey
Breathtaking view, great ski itinerary

When you approach the glacier by train or road from Pontresina the glacier confronts you in all its... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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“train station” (8 reviews)
Pontresina, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

nice cross country trail, but going up all the way and going all the way down when you return, well maintained, but is a winter trail as well, so people may walk on the trail

Thank Elino
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

When you approach the glacier by train or road from Pontresina the glacier confronts you in all its glory with the peaks behind it. Takes your breath away. From the top of Diavolezza you can ski down to the Glacier and along its itinerary route...More

Thank StephenCZurich
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The fast withdrawal of the glacier is leaving its marks along the valley. The path ( about 1hour or 1 hour30 ) leads through different environment, habitats, vegetation and fauna, an educational itinerary through the glacier ages. The path is easy and well kept in...More

Thank lola b
Reviewed 10 October 2017

This glacier on a sunny day is a masterpiece - one of the most beautiful sights you will ever lay eyes on. Twice we have hiked from the trailhead up to the Boval Hut. If you have the ability to do this ( 600 meters...More

Thank Glen P
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Delicious food. The restaurant offers all typical Swiss plates from the region. Great service with very friendly host Cristina & Roberto. They do everything to make you conformable and welcome.

Thank Infralince
Reviewed 20 September 2017

Part hike, part educational experience, the Glacier is an easy walk on a wide trail. Along the way are signs in multiple languages (including English) that describe the life of the glacier and glaciers in general. Recommendation: Good for days when the mountain trails are...More

1  Thank RussontheRoad
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Very informative and easy trek. Relatively flat trail. Venture near the glacier only if you have sturdy shoes and hiking poles. Last train to pontresina is at 730 or so pm so be mindful of time.

Thank amaltrip
Reviewed 9 August 2017

We have visited glacier in July on one sunny beautiful day. The gondola is quite pricey but it was worthy. I climbed with my son Piz Troval via ferrata and it was an amazing experience. It's quite easy for any child with some climbing experience...More

Thank paula_sze
Reviewed 4 August 2017

For accessibility to a glacier, the Morteratsch Glacier might be the best. By train or road it is easy to get to, with ample parking (if you get there early) or a train station right at the bottom of the walking trail to the glacier,...More

1  Thank Bruce F
Reviewed 26 July 2017

It's about an hours easy walk from the Morteratsch train station. There are columns which mark the edge of the glacier since 1900. There is not much of the glacier left. As we were there rocks were falling down the edge as the ice was...More

2  Thank Alu-Poo
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26 February 2017|
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Response from Inasue | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely!!! A must see!! We are going back
Ban M
24 July 2016|
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Response from Ron G | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can walk to the glacier from Pontresina. Either from the Pontresina RR Station or better, Pontresina Post bus stop. I would guess the nice walking path is about 2 km. There is a trunk line station if you want to do... More
Julie D
4 May 2016|
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Response from Kevin B | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure what the weather will be like in June - I can only think it will be warm or hot and very lovely. You will be fine with sturdy walking shoes - the paths are very good - its only if you decide to go off the path... More