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 (6,102.4 ft) 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. The Engadin golf courses are the most attractive for miles around. Within an area of 30 km (18.6 mi), 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 m (5,905.5 ft) above sea level have been an open secret among windsurfing and kite surfing 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 legendary Maloja wind allows also wonderful sailing and windsurfing regattas even in the middle of summer, when other places are experiencing a lull. The season highlights are the Swiss, European and sometimes even the World Championships, which are held on the lakes in Silvaplana and St. Moritz.
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.Back