In the Engadin, it is hard to find a hiking route without spectacular views. Towering cliffs, mighty glaciers, flower-filled meadows covering the slopes like colourful carpets, and down in the valley, sparkling blue lakes: this is hiking at its most scenic and spectacular!
the Piz Bernina is the highest peak in the Eastern Alps, at an impressive 4,049 metres. We are not recommending tackling it here, however: even for experienced mountaineers, the ascent is no Sunday stroll. Instead, admire the summit and the other peaks of the dramatic Bernina massif from the Diavolezza, one of the finest vantage points of our region. The cable car brings you smoothly up to the summit station, where some of the most beautiful panoramic hikes begin - for example, up to the Munt Pers or to the sparkling waters of the Lej da Diavolezza.
The dramatic 6-hour hike from Maloja up to the Lunghin Pass and down to Casaccia in the Val Bregaglia follows one of the most dramatic mountain routes in the Alps. The sight of wild boulder-strewn and scree-covered slopes is thrillingly sinister, while idyllic mountain rivers and flower-filled meadows will put a big smile back on any hiker’s face. The pass summit reveals another curiosity: Europe’s only three-way watershed. A drop of rain falling at this point could either flow eastwards, via the rivers Inn and Danube to the Black Sea; north-westwards via the Julia and Rhine to the North Sea; or south-westwards via the Maira to Lake Como, and then via the river Po to the Mediterranean.
The Muottas Muragl panoramic trail is best savoured at leisure. The funicular ride to the Muottas Muragl summit station offers a comfortable start to the walk, which takes about 2 hours and leads through pine forests, over gnarled conifer roots and across the slopes of the Schafberg to reach the chairlift summit station at Alp Languard. Here, you should linger to enjoy the glorious views of the Bernina massif from the restaurant’s sun terrace – and ideally enjoy a few delicious specialities from the region at the same time.