Whether in the mountains, over hill and dale or in the fabulous forests, the Engadine offers exceptional terrain to suit every hiker.
In summer, visitors from near and far come to the Engadine to explore the beautiful landscapes on foot through the woods, along the mountain paths or in the valleys. Ambitious hikers aim high, often up to the Lunghin Pass to see the spectacle of the triple watershed. Although the approximately 7-hour ascent is quite demanding, the magnificent view from Lägh dal Lunghin (Lake Lunghin) is more than worth it.
The less ambitious may prefer a leisurely stroll through the romantic Rose Valley, or on the Philosophers’ Walk on Muottas Muragl, where the Engadin lakescape is composed like a splendid painting. If you want to take an easier route, in summer you can relish the mountain views by riding up in comfort on the mountain railway.
Lovers of flora and fauna will enjoy walking in the Swiss National Park, which is also a nature reserve, in Zernez. Alternatively, you can visit the ibex colony near Pontresina, and can sometimes even see the ibex roaming around the outskirts of the village.
The beauty of the paths through the valleys attracts many hikers as much as the mountain trails. You can walk around one of the lakes that mirror the summer sky or explore an entire valley by going from one village to the next.
If you’d like to learn something about the local traditions and culture, you should go for the Engadine theme trails. On the Schellenursli trail you will find out more about the origins of the ancient Chalandamarz tradition and festival; whereas on the Sentiero Segantini in Maloja, you will learn the history of renowned painter Giovanni Segantini. And on the barefoot trail in Celerina you can really feel the Engadine. Hiking here boosts the health and helps to free the mind as the serenity and beauty of the Engadine region unfolds itself.