Glacier Experience Trail
About the Glacier Experience Trail
Explore the glacial landscape up close on the Glacier Experience Trail.
This two-hour trail takes you on a hike that passes through five different discovery points, each of which covers an aspect of how the Pers Glacier and the Morteratsch Glacier have been changing. There is a leaflet that explains the changes that are already visible in this fragile Alpine region. You can pick the leaflet up at the Diavolezza valley station or at the start of the trail to the left of the panoramic platform. The walk supplements the theoretical knowledge you gain from the VR Glacier Experience visitor centre at the Diavolezza valley station.
Guided themed tours
Pontresina mountaineering school offers guided tours on the Glacier Experience Trail. During the tour, the ranger from Pontresina mountaineering school will discuss glaciers and rock glaciers, climate change, flora and fauna, and the Alpine history of the Bernina region. You can sign up for a guided tour via Pontresina mountaineering school or on the day of the tour at the glacier hut by the Diavolezza mountain station.
Refreshments at the Berghaus
Have a Marenda (that’s the local word for a snack) on the sun terrace of the Berghaus and enjoy the view of the mountain scenery – this what relaxation is all about. The Berghaus serves both main meals and light bites. By the way: you can also spend the night at the Berghaus – plus it has a jacuzzi with an unobstructed view of Piz Palü, Piz Bernina and the glaciers.