Summer in La Punt Chamues-ch is versatile and multifaceted. The unique nature, the eventful history of the village, and the numerous available activities offer a wide range of recreational possibilities. And to make sure that choosing what to do from so many options does not become overwhelming, we have summarized eight highlights for unforgettable summer days.
Whether by e-bike or by your own muscle power, the bike trails around La Punt offer lots of fun and variety. Those who love the fast-paced rush of curves are well served by the Albula Trail: on 8.6 kilometers, the tour from the Albula Hospiz offers a unique single trail experience. If, on the other hand, you are looking for seclusion, tranquility, and a special experience of nature, then head for the Val Chamuera by bike. On a well-maintained natural road, the route goes swiftly up the valley until suddenly, as if out of nowhere, the old mule trackers' house Serlas appears. Here you can admire the impressive panorama and take a break before continuing steeply up to Alp Prüna or back to the village. The sections of the Innradweg can also be excellently cycled from La Punt Chamues-ch, either up the valley over the spectacular lake plateau to Maloja or in the opposite direction to Zernez.
The village of La Punt Chamues-ch is captivating with its richly decorated patrician houses from the 16th and 17th centuries when the village was considered an important trading hub of the Engadin. The patricians are no longer there today, but people here are still proud of the houses that have fortunately been preserved: the Chesa Merleda with its bright white battlements, the Albertini houses with their decorated facades, and the imposing Sandoz house. On a tour through the village there is much to learn about the eventful past and the beautiful houses with their unique sgraffitti and the Romanesque wisdom of life.
The forest gallery in the beautiful pine-larch forest God Fainchs above Chamues-ch offers an experience for all the senses. The exhibition of the local artist Franziska Flöss surprises with inspiring oil & acrylic paintings which reflect the fascination and love for the Engadin landscape.
'Painted from the heart' is the name of the exhibition of the artist Lylligret Surber who presents her paintings in the community center of La Punt Chamues-ch. The artist comes from a family of artists and has been involved in the arts of drawing and painting since her childhood. A visit to the exhibition is particularly worthwhile as Lylligret Surber believes that the message of her paintings lies in the heart of the viewer.
Between Samedan-Bever-La Punt Champues-ch and Zuoz, three new trail running routes are available starting this year. The trails 'Arpiglia,' 'Belvair,' and 'Clavadatsch' present themselves as not only varied and challenging but also charming and dreamy. Those who want to not only break their own record but also compete with others have the opportunity to take part in the Strava competition 'La Traverseda' from June to October.
Vacation time is also family time and it should be an unforgettable experience for parents as well as their bright adventurers. In La Punt Chamues-ch, families can experience fun and adventure in the open Engadin nature at numerous barbeque and picnic sites, playgrounds, and other activity spots. For example, the lively stream in Val Chamuera invites you to play while the adjacent forest is the ideal place for wild rambles and small voyages of discovery. Also, at the Lejets on the outskirts of La Punt, families will find a sunny spot with many attractions for the little ones. In addition to a course where dexterity can be practiced, pirate games can be invented on the little treasure island and sand castles can be built in the natural sandpit of the beach. On the school grounds there is also a spacious playground with soccer goals, a skating rink, and a play castle. As you can see, there is certainly no room for boredom in La Punt Chamues-ch.
It's no wonder that trail running is becoming more and more popular since running through the woods on unpaved paths is associated with more fun and a heightened sense of adventure. Running away from paved roads is an ideal workout for body and mind because running through overgrown meadow paths and dodging stones and tree roots also improves concentration. And around La Punt Chamues-ch, some trails offer exactly this sporting challenge. Whether going up to the popular Chamanna d'Es-cha, to the ruins of Guardaval Castle, or on the Via Engiadina in the direction of Bever or Zuoz, all runners will find plenty of variety in the unique natural surroundings with an alluring mountain backdrop.
Running through the checkpoints in the shortest possible time and in a fixed order is not only a challenge for your physical condition but also your mental fitness. In orienteering, the choice of the route between these checkpoints is completely up to the runner. The only aids used to find the fastest route are a map and a compass. From the end of June to the end of August, a training course is available to all orienteering enthusiasts on the Albula Pass, which has 10-15 marked posts. The orienteering course network is freely accessible and is suitable for professionals and beginners alike. Since the training area is located at an altitude of over 2,000 meters, it is also ideally suited for altitude training.
High mountains, deep gorges, untouched nature, and the mountain stream Ova Chamuera form the incomparable scenery of the mysterious Val Chamuera. At the southern end of the village of La Punt Chamues-ch begins the path into this beautiful valley which is known for its variety of plants and abundance of wildlife. A well-maintained natural road leads into the valley and invites you to enjoy unique bike tours and hikes. Along the way, numerous benches tempt you to stop and enjoy the beautiful landscape, while the many resting places with picnic and barbeque sites along the Ova da Chamuera offer fun times for young and old.