Boarding without snow? It’s possible in the Engadine. Although the mountains don’t compare to Bali or California, the ever-present Maloja wind ensures that Lake Silvaplana attracts surfers and kite sports players from all over Switzerland.
Now it is official: We are also a Bike Hotel.
As a classic among the hotels in St. Moritz, sports tourism is not only a tradition, but it also has a high priority with us. We are therefore delighted about the award Swiss Bike Hotel of Switzerland and Grisons Tourism.
The Engadine is one of the most beautiful areas of Switzerland - especially for bikers. Here you will find anything from a family-friendly excursion route to a challenging Single Trail that will kick your legs and delight your heart.
The label Swiss Bike Hotel is given to the most bicycle-friendly hotels in Switzerland. Therefore we are very pleased that we are now one of them and that we now officially are, what we have always been: A hotel for bikers.
Our extras for bikers
- Free e-bikes, e-mountain bikes and top mountain bikes
- Bicycle repair workshop for free utilization
- Overnight laundry service for bike clothing
- Customized lunch packs for your daily tours
- A wide range of bike trails
Snow and skiing are the first things that come to mind when thinking of the Engadine – but the area is just as attractive during the summer.
To explain why, we need to introduce someone important. He comes from the Bergell, tends to get up late, but really exerts himself in the afternoon – it’s the Maloja wind.
Because the Bergell is very steep, the mountain slopes warm up faster than the valley in the morning. The warm air rises and pulls in cold air from below. This is how the Maloja wind emerges around noon. It is so strong that it rises over the head of the valley of the Bergell and blows into the Upper Engadine, where it falls down into the valley.
So, every day around noon, the quiet, gently rippling Lake Silvaplana is transformed into a windsportsman's paradise. Expert and professional sailors and surfers meet in Silvaplana, where the wind is strongest, but for families and beginners, we recommend taking your first – and definitely not easy – steps in Sils. And we have one piece of advice for stand-up paddlers: get up early!
You can get your money’s worth in other ways as well.
- Stand Up Paddling
- Bike riding
- Nordic Walking
- Free Climbing