Summer Adventures

in the Engadine

Summer Adventures
in the Engadine

Whether you explore the Engadine landscape by bike, on foot, or on horseback, you’ll have a wonderful experience. There are so many outdoor activities here that are not to be missed. 

In summer cyclists come to the Engadine attracts to conquer the mountains on different routes that are suitable for beginners or advanced riders. The mountain railway takes you to the top, and then you can set off on the various trails. Going for a spin through the valley is less challenging but equally enjoyable.

Water sports enthusiasts will love the Engadine lakes. The stand-up paddling, which involves paddling out to hit the waves, is such great fun that it is now the summer hit. Also, you will discover how a boat trip in the early morning, when the lake surface is smooth as glass, on Lake St. Moritz, Lake Sils or Lake Silvaplana is truly idyllic.

The Engadine has something to offer golfers too. As the oldest golf course in Switzerland, Samedan is dramatically situated amidst the highest peaks of the Eastern Alps. Also, just a short drive down the valley is the 18-hole Zuoz-Madulain, where courses are offered for every level. For a quicker round, you can tee off at the 9-hole course of the Hotel Kulm in St. Moritz.

Would you like to immerse yourself in the silent and pristine Alpine realms of ice? You can experience the fascinating world of glaciers on one of the guided glacier walks amid the largest mountain group of the Eastern Alps where the 4,049m-high Piz Bernina in the centre engulfs the massif on all sides. These glacier walks are suitable for everyone, requiring only surefootedness and a little stamina to cope with the 1,100m difference in altitude.

The Engadine has recently become a magnet for art lovers. St. Moritz hosts several galleries showing artwork of various styles. Our tip: visit the St. Moritz Design Gallery with its impressive escalators and fantastic lake view. The biggest art event is the “St. Moritz Art Masters” exhibition that attracts international artists and their work to the Engadine every year.

Not everyone knows that many of the Engadine lakes reach a pleasant temperature in summer and are great for bathing. Try taking a dip in the fresh waters of these inviting lakes such as Lej da Staz, Lej Nair or Lej Marsch. To round off the experience, families and friends can enjoy a picnic on the lake shore after swimming.

Alternatively, take a horse-drawn carriage ride and view the magnificent Engadine outdoors in comfort and style. Especially romantic are the trips to the Engadine valleys Val Roseg and Val Fex.

Many popular events take place in the Engadine during the warmer times of year. At the “British Classic Car Meeting” and at the “Passione Engadina”, elegant classic and vintage cars as well as new sports models find their way to the Engadin and inspire car enthusiasts of all ages. If you prefer equine events, you should pay a visit to the “Concours Hippique” horse show or the CSI show jumping event in St. Moritz. Other attractions that should not be missed are the St. Moritz Tavolata food festival and the Laret Market in Pontresina, which presents a wide array of Engadine specialities including food delicacies, local crafts, live music and other entertainments. 

If you want to see more than just the Engadine, you can cross the border into Italy and visit the historic town of Chiavenna. Further nearby attractions in northern Italy include the duty-free shopping zone of Livigno, the prestigious and beautiful Lake Como with its fantastic Riviera atmosphere, or the Alpine town of Davos; the highest town in Europe.

Other sports

You can get your money’s worth in other ways as well.
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Running
  • Golfing
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Kitesurfing
  • Stand Up Paddling
  • Bike riding
  • Swimming
  • Nordic Walking
  • Mountaineering
  • Climbing
  • Free Climbing
  • Yoga
  • Fitness
  • Etc.
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