What's more, such adventure can be found just around the corner – in countless playgrounds, at picnic areas or by bathing lakes. Or it leads through ruggedly romantic landscape, on the backs of horses or mules, on inline skates or high in the treetops. And culminates amidst the fantastic Alpine landscape – as a climbing adventure or an exhilarating downhill ride by mountain scooter to Marguns.
Engadin's bathing lakes
Boasting an above-average number of sunny days a year, it is almost always bathing weather in the Engadin. In the summer, even the mountain lakes warm up to a pleasant 20 °C. Lej Nair is situated in a particularly idyllic location, 200 metres below Lake Hahnen, and can only be reached on foot. Not far away is Lej Marsch, one of the most popular bathing lakes in the region thanks to its sheltered yet sunny position and its proximity to the car park of the Olympic ski jump. Lake Staz, located between St Moritz and Pontresina, is perfect for "water rats". While the cooler Lake Cavloccio is a good one-hour hike from Maloja, the golf lakes on the banks of the River Inn are just around the corner. Well equipped with picnic areas, barbecue sites and children's playground, they are particularly ideal for families.
Marguns–Celerina Fairy-Tale Trail
Every child in the Engadin is familiar with the three rock pinnacles above Marguns. In young eyes, the "Trais Fluors" – as this distinctive rock formation is known in Romansh – are really fossilised magic flowers. This fact is often forgotten by adults – except when they take their children for a walk along the Fairy-Tale Trail and study the 11 illustrated panels revealing the secret of the magic flowers. The hike begins at the top station of the Marguns gondola (2,278 m) and finishes a leisurely 90 minutes later down in Celerina. The path is easily manageable with pushchairs.
Anyone wishing to explore the Engadin nature at a faster pace will certainly get a thrill out of these huge scooters with mountain bike wheels: they are smooth-running, easy to steer and fast. Not to mention a pretty adventurous way of negotiating the trail from the Marguns top station at 2,273m down the mountainside to Celerina. The natural path leads through flower-filled Alpine meadows. When you reach the forest, it is worth putting your foot on the brake and taking a deep breath – the fragrance in the air is so divine that you wish you could put it in a bottle and take it home with you.
More information: Activities for families in St. Moritz and the Engadine valleyBack