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Autumn Bucket List

Autumn activities & experiences

Autumn Bucket List

A colorful offer in autumn

Do you want to enjoy autumn in the Engadin with all of your senses? To relish it to the fullest? But are you overwhelmed by the wide variety of choices of activities? Don’t panic! We have put together a list for you. Guided by these 10 «best of» suggestions for alpine sporting activities, art and cultural pleasures and culinary delights, you can fill your autumn holidays in the Engadin to the brim with blissful moments just right for you.

1. Let off steam in the Pontresina Rope Park!

Swinging, wiggling, flying, hopping and climbing around, between and under treetops add extra fun to your day. This exciting parcours is a perfect family destination as it provides challenging entertainment to both adults and kids (from 4 years of age).

Children under the age of 13 are only admitted to the park if they are accompanied by an adult. Visitors are given expert instruction, equipped with safety equipment and assessed on a test route. Those who pass the test are then free to swing and climb to their heart's content.

Registration compulsory

Pontresina Rope Park
Go Vertical GmbH
7504 Pontresina
Mobile: +41 79 269 24 64

Rope park ParcAlpin

The Rope Park is located in Prasüras in S-chanf in front of the entrance to the beautiful Val Trupchun.

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Rope park ParcAlpin

2. Challenge your friends on the golf course

Are you ready for the Autumn Golf Week? Great! But bear in mind, this week is not just about relaxed rounds with your buddies – it’s all about competing in five tournaments, appreciating sumptuous culinary arts, enjoying great evening entertainment and making the most of exceptional packages offered by the Engadin golf hotels.

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 inclusive

Unlimited green fees for CHF 225.- plus accommodation

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Golf inclusive

3. Observe wildlife in the Val Roseg or Val Trupchun

«In the wee small hours of the morning / while the whole wide world is fast asleep” sings Frank Sinatra. But whereas his musical alter ego lies awake, thinks about the girl and never, ever thinks of counting sheep, you are wide awake, standing in an Engadin valley and experiencing an unforgettable start to your day. Following your guide through the Val Roseg or Val Trupchun, both rich in game, you wait … listen … look … and spot!

Val Trupchun

4. 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

5. 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. So, come on, join the party! And don’t miss out on the main “festa” on 11 October in the quaint villages of Castasegna, Bondo and Soglio!

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

6. With the e-bike through the golden Engadine

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!

Bernina Express Route 673
Bernina Express Route 673

7. Horse carriage ride to Val Fex

Climb aboard the horse-drawn carriage on the main square in Sils and make yourself comfortable under a cosy blanket. A carriage ride into Val Fex is one of the most romantic experiences in the region - even more so when this enchanting Engadin side valley is decked out in its colourful autumn attire.

8. 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

9. 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

10. Wellness Hotel Castell in Zuoz

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