From Kempinski Grand des Baines we went for a hike on the wasserweg (water road). This hike is known for the 6 lakes you pass, each lake has its own charms. This hike is also popularly called the 6 lakes hike.
From St. Moritz it is 10-15 minutes by car to Silz Maria, where the Furtsehellas valley station is located. This valley station is located at 1,800 meters. The gondola leaves every half hour to the middle station, which is located at 2,300 meters. Thanks to Kempinski we had a free lift ticket for the Engadin. Thank you for this!
At the middle station, the view is already breathtaking. Lake Silvaplana on the right and Lake Segl on the left. Views from this height are always great in good weather. We know that we will climb 350 meters during the hike so we are curious what the views will be like.
The climb is tough. Climbing up for over 40 minutes. This requires some leg muscles and stamina.
Once the highest peak, during this hike, is reached, the first lake becomes visible. The route continues along several lakes in different sizes. Lake Lejins is the largest lake.
The lakes are named after the minerals and rock types they contain. So one more is called Lejin Magnetit and another Lejin Cristal.
We heard a waterfall and decided to get off the beaten track to visit the fall. It is worth a trip. Walk through slightly, down a ski track towards a lift/gondola which is not operational in the summer and the main hiking trail is reached again.
We didn’t come across any restaurants along the way, so take enough food/drink with you.
The dog was allowed to run free all the way. The marmots called to him from afar to warn the rest of the group. Beautiful sight how far the marmots can spot / smell you from afar.
Back at the middle station you can choose whether you want to take the lift back or hike down to Silz Maria. We chose the first. First enjoy the sun on the terrace with a snack and a drink before we step into the elevator. There are sun chairs so it is wonderful to enjoy the sun here with a drink. It is not warm at this altitude but in the sun it is so very pleasant.
A very nice walk. It took us a total of 2 hours and 20 minutes. Not too long, it’s a walk to get the mountains back on your feet. This walk ensures that you climb quite a bit and that your legs get used to the mountains. A good start for a walking holiday or for a quieter hiking day. Of course, this hike can be combined with other paths if you want more.