Hiking always combines the beautiful with the useful, as the enjoyment of nature naturally goes hand in hand with increased fitness and improved health. And if you want to learn something along the way, you should plan your next hike on one of our popular themed trails.
What will it be? Culinary arts, literature, or science? Take your pick and learn all kinds of interesting facts about these and other focal points of our region on the various themed hiking trails. With creative trail designs and numerous information boards, the educational hikes through our "open-air museum" Engadin are among the most popular hiking routes for all ages.
The walk to the Morteratsch Glacier becomes a little longer every year: since 1850, the tip of the glacier has receded by about three kilometres through steady melting. The causes and consequences of the melting of the Alpine glaciers are explored on the 16 information panels of the Morteratsch Glacier Trail. Children, too, can comfortably manage this walk; they even have their own companion in the form of Sabi, a friendly mountain spirit, who tells the story of the glacier and has a few fun challenges in store along the way. Kids who solve all the puzzles are rewarded with a surprise gift.
They say nothing is more constant than change. And who could claim these words for themselves if not the glaciers? The changes and visible transformations of the glacier are now also the subject of the new Glacier Experience Trail on Diavolezza. A themed trail that offers visitors spectacular insights and knowledge directly on the glacier. The one-and-a-half to two-hour hike (white-red-white marking) passes five stations. The start and end point is at the Berghaus Diavolezza.
If you want to feel nature between your toes and at the same time do something for your health, go to Celerina, tie your hiking boots to your backpack, and walk along one of the four barefoot hiking trails. These routes run across green meadows, through cool streams, and on soft forest soil, and they provide a special connection with the natural environment. What is balm for the soul can also be good for the body because barefoot hiking can stimulate the circulation of the feet and thus have a positive effect on the cardiovascular system as well as on the immune system. The shortest variant takes about 15 minutes, the longest promises about 2 hours of natural wellness.
Giovanni Segantini’s painted landscapes are so true to nature that it is possible to locate where he placed his easel each time. The Sentiero Segantini (Segantini Trail) leads admirers to some of the most beautiful spots that inspired the artist. The route, which begins at his home in Maloja, revisits works such as “The earthly paradise,” “Returning home,” and “Spring pasture” and also explores highlights from Segantini’s life. A highly inspiring walk with glorious scenes of nature – real-life as well as painted.