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Autumn Bucket List

Autumn activities & experiences

Autumn Bucket List

Top ten Engadin autumn experiences

Make the most of your autumn holidays in the Engadine and look forward to at least ten golden moments of happiness. Let our list of highlights inspire you and enjoy the autumnal play of colours with all your senses.

1. Boat trip on Lake Sils

Would you like to chug across Lake Sils on Europe's highest located ferry boat? Captain Franco Giani makes it possible and cruises back and forth three or four times a day between Sils Maria, the Chastè peninsula, Plaun da Lej, Isola, and Maloja. Those who prefer more variety can first hike along the shores of Lake Sils and then enjoy the relaxing boat ride back to Sils.

Boat trip on Lake Sils

2. With the e-bike through the golden Engadin

Between Silvaplana and Zernez there are 5 signalized e-bike tours available, which can be combined individually. The tours are labeled with the letters A-E and lead past various rental stations. The routes lead through pretty Engadine villages, along the Inn River, through autumnal, golden larch forests and past the moor lake Lej da Staz, avoiding heavily frequented sections. Discover the whole valley in the golden light of autumn!

3. Golf unlimited through the autumn

Switzerland's oldest golf course is tempting you with a particularly golden offer in the coming weeks. From the 3rd night in one of the participating Engadin Golf Hotels, the green fees between 8 and 24 October are included in the package price - unlimited and during the entire hotel stay. Enjoy the autumn atmosphere on the popular Engadine golf courses Samedan & Zuoz-Madulain and optionally book additional green fees for the 9-hole course "Kulm Golf St. Moritz" to perfect your short game. Welcome to the Engadine golf autumn!

Golf in the Engadin

For professionals, amateurs and young players alike, our golf courses offer thrilling challenges to suit all tastes.

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Golf Unlimited

Unlimited greenfees as of 2 overnight stays for the entire duration of your stay.

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 Golf Unlimited

4. Let off steam in the Pontresina Rope Park!

A very special kind of zoo with an extra portion of fun can be found between the treetops: small and large climbing monkeys shimmy, balance, fly, hop and clamber through the forest and leave their everyday life far, far behind.

5. Observe wildlife in the Val Roseg or Val Trupchun

It pays to get up early in the Engadine - especially in autumn. Because in the fresh forest air in the morning, an impressive nature experience beckons. With a little patience and luck, you can discover deer and other wild animals in the side valleys of Val Roseg and Val Trupchun! Look forward to an unforgettable start to the day.

6. Carriage ride to Val Fex

Climb aboard the horse-drawn carriage at the village square in Sils and make yourself comfortable under a cozy blanket. A carriage ride into Val Fex is one of the most romantic experiences in the region - even more so when the enchanting Engadine side valley shows itself in its colorful autumn garb.

Carriage ride to Val Fex

7. Celebrate at the «Festa della Castagna»

Where can you find Europe’s most extensive chestnut groves? Right around the corner from the Engadin, in the lovely Val Bregaglia, a charming southern valley of the Swiss Alps. Here the sweet chestnut is considered an honorary citizen, and it is honoured with both big and small festivities traditionally during the month of October.

Chestnut festival in Bregaglia valley 2023

In Val Bregaglia, just before the chestnut harvest, there is an annual festival dedicated to the autumn fruit: culinary experiences, excursions, meetings and celebrations.

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Chestnut festival
PostBus Bregaglia inclusive

Guests staying more than one night in a participating hotel or holiday apartment benefit from free PostBus travel to the valley of Val Bregaglia.

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PostBus Bregaglia inclusive

8. Hike to Lago di Saoseo

One of the most beautiful mountain lakes can be found if you set off from the Engadin in the direction of Val Poschiavo. In the Val da Camp, the Lagh da Saoseo magically attracts hiking-loving families and Instagram fans alike. About an hour hike away you’ll find a second mountain lake gem which is not quite as well-known, but just as beautiful: Lagh da Val Viola. The excursion to the two lakes offers pure autumn magic thanks to the surrounding golden larch forests.

Lago di Saoseo

9. Be part of the St. Moritz lifestyle

Fans of full-flavoured dishes of wild game are definitely aware that autumn is game season! Be sure to allow yourself enough time to swoon over the delicious culinary delights from local hunting grounds. The chefs at our restaurants, at the autumn markets and at the regional culinary events will be more than happy to indulge your taste buds.

St. Moritz Lifestyle

Introducing the St. Moritz Lifestyle


10. Relaxing in the rock sauna

A visit to the wellness area of the Hotel Castell is worthwhile even when the weather is fine. In addition to a hammam, which draws its guests into oriental bathing culture with a surprising colour concept, soft light, and perfumed scents, the hotel offers another special highlight: a sauna designed by the Japanese artist Kawamata. It is located directly at the foot of the power hill Chastlatsch and, together with the "Reflecting Pool" surrounded by a wooden platform, creates an oasis of peace.

Hamam in Hotel Castel