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Morteratsch Glacier

Pontresina, Switzerland
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Absolutely breathtaking

I was very lucky to go on a 10km hike up to the glacier. This is one of the most spectacular... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
julie d
Noosaville, Australia
A Glacier you can walk close to

The walk to the glacier is about 1 mile. Great scenery. There are makers along the way indicating... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Norfolk, Virginia
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“easy walk” (6 reviews)
Pontresina, Switzerland
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I was very lucky to go on a 10km hike up to the glacier. This is one of the most spectacular places i have visited. You would need to be quite fit to do the climb. I would recommend you stop at the rifugo for...More

Thank julie d
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The walk to the glacier is about 1 mile. Great scenery. There are makers along the way indicating where the glacier was from 1920 thru various other dates. The most impressive is the glacier loss since 2015, 2010, 2005 and 2000. Anyone who doesn't understand...More

Thank JoeF41
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First walked from the train station to the foot of the glacier which is a beautiful enjoyable scenic walk. Then we took the cable car to the glacier .We were very fortunate because it was a beautiful sunny day. We sat at the restaurant there...More

Thank 909a
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Easy walk from Morteratsch train station through stunning scenery. Just cross the tracks and the path leads off. Signs show and explain about the glacier receding.

Thank AuntieLuLu11
Reviewed 25 April 2017

I would thoroughly recommend skiing down the glacier, there are slopes for experienced and not so experienced skiers/snowboarders, and the view is fantastic!

Thank Oliko
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Worth a detour! Best views are by goin up to Diavolezza lift and doing a little hike up there in summer!!

Thank paulandre1984
Reviewed 8 January 2017

The walk goes off from the right hand side of the train stop /restaurant to the glacier. It is fairly easy walk going slightl up-hill and takes about 1 hour going there. Be aware that in winter you might need good shoes with good soles,...More

Thank CrisPini40
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Despite the educational background of the adventure this by no means was a boring one. I took us almost 5 hours to go all the way down from Diavolezza through Pers and Morteratsch Glaciers to our final destination: Morteratsch train station. You can reserve this...More

1  Thank OneChrisChoc
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed the hike to the glacier. Allow for at least three hours for an enjoyable hike although the signs near the entrance suggest that it is a shorter hike.

Thank Venkateswara V
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The glacier has retreated approx 400 yards since our last visit fifteen years ago. Much has been done to add to the walk up to the glacier with information boards in 4 languages placed at more regular intervals. Great restaurant back at the railway station...More

Thank Mary K
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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
25 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