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Action and adventure under open skies

Summer activities
Bernina pass

By the time morning sunshine bursts through the window, are you already set for an adventure-filled day in the great outdoors? The Engadin promises countless thrilling activities in the open air, against the breathtaking backdrop of our towering mountains, picturesque valleys and refreshing lakes!

Paragliding

Glide like a bird above the magnificent Engadin landscape: the dream can become reality. Treat yourself to an unforgettable tandem paragliding flight from Muottas Muragl, Corvatsch or Diavolezza, and experience moments of pure joie de vivre. The various flying areas allow launches in all directions for thermal flying as well as sightseeing flights.

Passenger flights

You do not have to feel the wind on your face – and indeed on your whole body – to enjoy a sensational bird’s-eye view of the region. The professional pilots at Engadin Airport – from HeliBernina, Swiss Helicopter or Bellavista Flyers – will happily lay the world at your feet. Whether you opt for a flight in a touring motor glider or helicopter, the views from up on high promise a thrilling new experience of the Engadin mountains.

Inline skating

Instead of Route 66, inline skating enthusiasts can follow Route 77, also known as Engadin Skate. Totalling 13.7 km, the itinerary mostly leads away from motorised traffic and is also popular with cross-country ski enthusiasts training on roller skis. It consists of two separate sections: one that starts in Samedan and loops around Samedan Airport (5.1 km); and another from La Punt to S-chanf (8.6 km). The gentle route without significant gradients makes this an ideal family adventure; sports shops along the way sell inline skating equipment and offer tuition for budding skaters of all ages.

Tennis

In the Engadin, you are spoilt for choice. Pontresina alone has four venues, while St. Moritz boasts the spacious Tennis & Squash Centre; further courts are available throughout the valley, including in Silvaplana, Sils, Celerina, Samedan, La Punt and Zuoz.

Archery

Coordination, balance, concentration and strength all play a role in this offbeat sporting activity in the midst of nature. The archery trail near the hamlet of Chapella leads through pastures and forest to a sequence of 28 targets in the form of statues of wild animals; armed with bow and arrows, you attempt to shoot them from various distances. Novices are also welcome: after a short introduction, they are free to set off in search of their quarry.

Boccia

Spend a few hours in the sunshine with like-minded friends indulging in a leisurely game of boccia, the time-honoured local equivalent of “pétanque”: pure relaxation, far from crowds and stress. Does this sound like your ideal summer’s day? Head to one of our well-maintained boccia courts in St. Moritz, Pontresina, Celerina or Samedan: your perfect holiday destination!

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