The high valley of the Engadin is heaven for hiking. The contrasts that characterise this region are bewitching: gently sloping hills draped with lush alpine meadows stand close by mighty glaciers, towering snow-capped peaks and sparkling lakes. This glorious landscape is best explored on foot – and there is no better way to enjoy the breathtaking views over the wide, high valley than hiking on one of the numerous panoramic trails in Engadin St. Moritz.
The string of lakes scattered along the wide valley from Maloja to St. Moritz offers countless leisure options as well as photo opportunities – for it provides perhaps the defining image of the Engadin. You can explore the beautiful, deep-blue Engadin lakes on one of the scenic lake hikes or any number of leisurely strolls. Alongside the four large, well-known lakes along the main valley, the Engadin has several smaller mountain and moor lakes hidden in the forests.
Among the countless paths that make Engadin St. Moritz a paradise for hikers are the many varied theme trails. These offer fascinating insights into local history, traditional customs and the way of life in the Engadin – as well as the unspoilt natural landscapes, wildlife, and themes such as renewable energy, among many others
Swiss National Park
Extraordinary, but true: in the far eastern corner of Switzerland is a world that has not changed since the days of our great-grandparents. The Park incorporates 170 square kilometres of untouched nature, in whose natural development man has not intervened for nearly one hundred years. A paradise for flora and fauna, protected from human interference since 1914. Here, many thousand species of animals and plants may be observed and admired, from dandelions and mountain pines to bearded vultures and marmots.
More information: Hiking in St. Moritz and the Engadine valleyBack