The altitude and the dry climate of the Engadin offer first-class conditions for hiking with an added training factor. And thanks to the versatile routes in the majestic mountain world as well as the spectacular far-reaching views, there is no chance of getting bored here. Climb one of our peaks and discover glittering mountain lakes and blooming alpine meadows while you improve your fitness at the same time.
The best thing about alpine hiking is that, due to the many enjoyable distractions you encounter along the way, you completely forget that you are engaging in sport activity and keeping your body fit. It is no secret that hiking is one of the best forms of fitness training, which is why the sport has become increasingly popular in recent years. To avoid sore muscles the next day, we recommend that beginners start with a moderately difficult hike, such as the one from Maloja to Lägh da Cavloc. After a three-hour hike, you will reach the idyllic mountain lake at the foot of the Forno glacier, which reflects the mountain peaks with its smooth water surface and invites you to take a leisurely rest.
If you are already an experienced hiker and looking for a route where your heart rate can sometimes soar, you can take the path to Lej da Prastinaun above Zuoz, for example. The hike leads over the Munt Seja, from where the view over the entire Inn valley with the striking Piz Kesch can be enjoyed. And with a bit of luck, marmots or even ibex can be observed here.
A sporty challenge, but one that is rewarded with a breathtaking view, is the hike from Samedan via Val Champagna to Muottas Muragl. This tour covers a good 1,100 meters in altitude, which is why the steep sections of the remote Val Champagna are quite hard on the legs. The hike continues over the high alpine rocky desert of Piz Vadret before one can see the entire Engadin panorama from the highest point: on one side is the Bernina massif with the famous peaks Piz Palü and Piz Bernina, on the other side is the Albula Alps with Piz Güglia or Piz Grevasalvas and in the middle the enchanting Engadin lake landscape. Therefore, the exertions of this tour can easily be forgotten, and those who have not only lost their breath due to the magnificent view, but also through the physical effort required by the hike, can return comfortably to the valley by riding the Muottas Muragl cable car.