The majesty of the south-eastern Alps must be seen to be believed. For millions of years, these peaks and hills have stood watch over the Engadin valley. One of the most beautiful parts of Switzerland, the Engadin Valley is famous for its glaciers, icy mountain lakes and the mountain peaks rising three to four thousand metres above the landscape. Although many visitors come here for the snowsports, it is the stunning vistas of the Swiss Alps that remain in the mind long after they return home.
Overlooking Lake Sils and Lake Silvaplana, the peak of Corvatsch features one of the highest ski areas in all of Switzerland – although there is plenty for walkers and keen photographers here too. From Sils, Silvaplana, St Moritz and Pontresa, there is a great selection of hiking routes to embark on, and the varied terrain of forest, lakes and glaciers means the landscape is always changing as you explore.
Situated on the eastern slopes of Piz Nair and overlooking St Moritz, the Corviglia region is popular with hikers and bikers for its amazing views of the valley's lakes and streams. Whether skiing on the famous slopes of Corviglia or simply taking in the crisp Alpine air, there's no substitute for the Black Peak!
Rising some 4,000m into the air, the peaks of Diavolezza – Italian word for "she-devil" – are certainly among the most seductive sights of the region. As well as being one of the most popular ski areas in the Upper Engadin, particularly for its challenging 10km slope, Diavolezza is popular with hikers, who can put their endurance to the test across the Pers and Morteratsch glaciers. Climbers can take on the fixed-rope route of Via Ferrata, and for those who just want a little relaxation, the area is home to Europe's highest Jacuzzi.
The fairytale beauty of Muottas Muragl has been inspiring artists and poets for centuries: if you came to the Alps for the scenery, this should be the first place on your list. Even the journey up the mountain via funicular railway - over a century old - is an enchanting experience, and if you want to change the tempo for the journey down, there is a famous toboggan run available! Alternatively, fine food and panoramic views can be had at the mountaintop restaurant.