Trails near to the On Mountain Hut
"Pass Lunghin is a must for all On Mountain Hut visitors. Situated just a kilometre’s hike (and a 150m climb in elevation) above Lej Lunghin, it is Europe’s only three-way water divide. To the east, the water flows into the Inn and via the Danube into the Black Sea. To the north-west, the water flows into the Julia and then the Rhine, which eventually reaches the North Sea. The water in the Mera flows south-west into Lake Como and via the Po into the Mediterranean.
"The pass is surrounded by a towering mountain landscape of rubble and boulders, and if you are feeling adventurous you can continue climbing up to Piz Lunghin. But make sure you take care amongst the loose rock and scree, as well as on the exposed peak top with its glorious vista!"
Length: 3.2km | Ascent/Descent: 265m/265m
"If you are looking for a 10km running loop to get you going in the morning then try this. It combines many elements of the main On Mountain Hut approach routes with a glorious contouring traverse where you can really relax and just appreciate the vast Engadin lake view.
"Take your time passing through the unique and rustic hamlet of Grevasalvas, and perhaps take a Heidi-style skip beside the meadow!"
Length: 10.6km | Ascent/Descent: 719m/719m
"Spend some time beside the Silsersee (Lake Sils) with this 20km running loop. After the steep decent from the On Mountain Hut down to Maloja, you can cruise along the lakeside trail which passes through the undisturbed and somewhat isolated hamlet of Isola.
"The peninsular by Sils is also a joy to traverse and somewhere you will find many hidden coves where you can take a refreshing dip in the cool waters. Or head back to Lake Sils and maybe enjoy a boat ride with Europe's highest scheduled boat service if you want. Climb back up to the On Mountain Hut to relax, recover and enjoy the sunset!"
Length: 19.8km | Ascent/Descent: 1016km/1016m
"Fancy a steep hike starting at the On Mountain Hut and ending with a great viewpoint? Lying at 2687m above sea level, Fuorcla Grevasalvas offers a great picnic spot with some stunning views across to the Bernina Massive - as well as back in the direction of the Julier Pass. Be careful with your step going both up and down, as it is a little technical in places and does require some leg strength."
Length: 5.1km | Ascent/Descent: 472m/270m
"Heading down into Val Bregaglia, this longer loop takes you from the On Mountain Hut into a varied landscape that surrounds the Septimer Pass - which is said to have been the preferred route of traveling emperors in days gone by - and then down to the quaint village of Casaccia.
"Enjoy stretching your legs then catch a bus back up the winding Maloja Pass road or, if you are feeling adventurous, hike back up the steep 400m climb! You might want to catch your breath and relax in Maloja for a while, and maybe also devour some local specialities before returning back up to the On Mountain Hut."
Length: 17.1km | Ascent/Descent: 1328m/1329m
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