It was the English who started it all: at the end of the 18th century, English tourists asked for an area of mountain pasture at 1,860 m to be mowed to create a fairway – and thus the first golf course was born. Nowadays, the Engadin Golf Club has over 1,200 members and is one of the largest in Switzerland. And the Engadin golf courses are the most attractive for miles around. Within an area of 30 kilometres, there are four completely different courses to choose from.
Kiting, surfing, sailing. It is all thanks to the legendary Maloja wind: the superb conditions on idyllic Lake Silvaplana at 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) above sea level have been an open secret among windsurfing and kitesurfing aficionados. Although participation in the Engadin Wind surf marathon is open to everyone, the crème de la crème of the surfing scene also gather here. The world’s best sailors, meanwhile, convene at Lake St. Moritz to compete in the St. Moritz Match Race, the sailing regatta with the highest prize money in Switzerland.
Discover picturesque side valleys on horseback, following mule trails through aromatic coniferous forests and across flower-filled alpine meadows: Engadin St. Moritz offers a wide range of idyllic bridle paths and professionally managed riding stables for experienced equestrians with or without their own horse, as well as for less proficient riders or guests who simply want to explore the valley from a different perspective.