St. Moritz, Switzerland

Pontserina: Via Val Roseg

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This is a scenic, hilly run along a quiet gravel road, with steep mountains on both sides. The Via Val Roseg runs out of Pontresina, a pretty mountain village located 6 km east of St. Moritz. The wide, gravel road runs for 6.6 km to Samedan, through a pretty valley with fantastic mountain views. It is a steady climb, rising 220m, with modest grades.

Loop Option: For a bit of variety, you can take the Chesin da Lein, which is a forested path running parallel to the Via Val Rose on the other side of the river, for the ~1.5 km out of Pontresina.

Essentials
  • Up to 6.6 km (4.1 miles) one-way, from Pontresina to Samedan
  • 222m (729 feet) one-way, from Pontresina to Samedan
  • The road starts just south of the center, near the Coop Supermarket
  • Public transport from St. Moritz takes 10 minutes