Steady and reliable, the Maloja wind makes the Engadin a paradise for windsurfing and sailing. The wind always rises around midday – at least on sunny days, and as everyone knows, the sun shines a lot in the Engadin. In the mornings, the lakes are still, promising delightful outings with enchanting views to stand up paddlers.
Ever since the first humans harnessed the power of the wind over the water with sheets of cloth about 7,000 years ago, sailing has opened up new worlds. In the breathtaking scenery of the Alps, this experience is a real revelation! The lakes of the Engadin provide the magnificent setting for a whole world of water sports – from kitesurfing and windsurfing to SUP and sailing regattas.
Whether you are a beginner interested in a taster class or an expert seeking to polish your skills, you can get all the advice, help and know-how you need from the seasoned professionals at our windsurfing and sailing schools. Ask us also about hotels’ offers and package deals for water sports enthusiasts: we would be delighted to help!
Do you want to discover something new? Do you love water and wind sports? Then you are right with us.
In the Engadin, no accommodation is far from the next lake, as our hotel and holiday home search option shows. Numerous sports shops provide suitable equipment, while our water sports schools will give you the necessary skills. And the Maloja wind? There’s plenty for everyone – and it’s free of charge!
It’s just not normal, all this swimming, surfing and paddling like there’s no tomorrow … But then again, isn’t it this enthusiasm that turns our mountain lakes into magnificent sports arenas? Yes! Come and feel the joy and passion of international top athletes and amateurs as they conquer the world of waves. Or better yet - join them and have great fun at one of our exciting water sports events!
Want to get away from it all and simply enjoy a day on the lake? While sailing with friends, or just you and your SUP board on a quiet morning? Read here about those and other moments of happiness, told by Engadin locals who know our mountain lakes like the back of their hands. And who knows? Maybe you’ll meet them one day on the waves and tell them about your own personal favourite lake experience.