Can’t decide which of the many beautiful places in our holiday region you should see? On a long-distance hike, you can visit countless scenic spots as you travel through our glorious alpine landscapes and different linguistic and cultural regions. This is travel at its most inspiring and uplifting!
The Via Engiadina leads along the high valley of the Upper Engadin into the picturesque Lower Engadin, offering hikers an enchanting experience of the mountain summer. A good level of fitness is required to complete the multi-day hike, but the fragrant pine forests, flower-filled mountain meadows and bubbling streams ensure that occasional tough climbs are quickly forgotten. The various day-stages of the Via Engiadina offer glorious views as well as the chance to discover typical Engadin villages such as Bever, S-chanf and Zuoz. The hamlet of Grevasalvas above Plaun da Lej also lies along the route and is well worth a visit: thanks to its picturesque setting and traditional houses, it provided the perfect filming location for a much-loved version of the Heidi story.
“Stop, I’m not going any further, I’m staying here!” The painter Giovanni Segantini supposedly cried out these words when he reached Savognin during a journey through what is now Parc Ela in 1886. A perfectly understandable reaction to the colourful flowers in the windows, the fresh mountain air – and above all the golden sunshine, which inspired him to strive to capture the magical quality of light in the Alps in his work from then on. Today, the Senda Segantini – the Segantini Trail – leads from Savognin to Samedan, revealing many views that appear in his paintings. Idyllic highlights dot the trail, such as Alp Flix, one of the most important stretches of mountain moorland in Europe, the slopes of the Schafberg by the Piz Muragl, and the Engadin’s string of sparkling lakes.
The Bernina Tour is a six-day hike organised by Eurotrek that starts in the Val Poschiavo and leads via the Diavolezza and Munt Pers down into the picturesque Val da Fain. The itinerary continues through the wild and pristine Val Roseg, with views of the sparkling glaciers of the Bernina massif, before finishing by Lake Sils: a hike full of contrasts, with ever-changing views.
The Bernina Trek, meanwhile, is a high-altitude hike created by the Swiss Alpine Club, with overnight accommodation at SAC mountain refuges. Starting at Madulain, the route traverses the Albula region to finish in the Valposchiavo. The “classic” version takes eight days, and leads through spectacular mountain scenery, past deep-blue alpine lakes, icy glacial streams and snow-capped peaks. Experienced mountaineers can add one or more summit ascents along the route; the choice is wide. Gentler variants of this trek – such as the “Pachific” route – enable families and groups with different fitness levels to enjoy this experience of the high Alps, too.