Via Engiadina (Maloja-St.Moritz-Zernez)
The Via Engiadina is another hiking trail in Switzerland which may leave you speechless while exploring its hidden treasures. The trekking route follows the course of river Inn – a majestic river that is fed by more than 800 glaciers and flows into the Danube river. The self-guided walking tour will start from Maloja region and throughout the journey you will pass by famous ski resorts such as St. Moritz and the surrounding turquoise waters of the Alpine lakes. Walking at your own pace will let you admire the beauty of nature as soon as you leave behind your back the tourists’ sites and dive into the wildness of this area. Remote mountain villages with the dreamy peaceful atmosphere will pop up behind the hills. The scenery will change back to the pristine mountain landscape of the Swiss National Park and every now and then you will be amazed by how beautiful the world could be!
More than 100 years this south-eastern corner of Switzerland was left to flourish without people’s interaction so without any doubt Via Engiadina is a self-guided walking trek with no equivalent. For all true explorers of the virgin nature – do not miss your chance to make a memory for a lifetime!
7 Days I Level: 3/4 (of 5)
What is included
6 nights incl. breakfast (3* hotels with en-suite rooms); luggage transfers; navigation materials (incl. maps and access to navigation app with pre-loaded GPS tracks); emergency hotline
What is not included
Drinks and other meals; tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price; return journey by bus and train to Maloja via St. Moritz (approx. 1,30 hours)
mid-June, July, August, September
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Via Engiadina self-guided hiking trek in the Alps of Switzerland
Day 1. Individual arrival in Maloja
In case you arrive earlier that day, you can have some time out in the fresh air of this small village and taste the local traditional sausages.
Day 2. Maloja – St. Moritz (18km, 6hrs, +1000m/-850m)
After a healthy breakfast you leave Maloja and soon the path takes you to the village of children novel Heidi - Heididorf. For those who have read the book it will be like a very colorful childhood dream come to life. Walking along the path, soon you will find yourself in the bottom of the valley of Sils, where the trail will take you through Silvaplana to St. Mortiz. Throughout the walk you will admire stunning panoramas marked with the glittering blue color of the lakes in Upper Engadine.
Day 3. St. Moritz – Bever (20km, 6hrs, +900m/-1175m)
Say Goodbye to St. Mortiz as today awaits you a long but pleasant walking to your final point Val Bever. Gently gaining elevation, you will see more and more of the lowlands, surrounded by sharp peaks. The big surprise awaits you on the top of Piz Padella where you can stop to capture all the stunning views before continuing towards village of Samedan. After a while you will reach your destination - Val Bever where you will enjoy a well-deserved rest.
Day 4. Bever – Zuoz (11km, 3,30hrs, +560m/-550m)
Another peak to conquer today - Crasta Mora from where you can wave goodbye to Bever. The mighty snow covered peaks of Bernina range will accompany you along the way. The trail will soon lead you to stone stairs and a forest plateau, you will cross a stream with roaring waters above the gorge Val Müra and your final stop will be Zuoz - another idyllic mountain village with a unique outlook of houses built more than 500 years ago. For two days ahead this village will be your residence, so take some time to explore it in between the hikes.
Day 5. A circular walk in the Swiss National Park (14km, 4hrs, +620m/-620m)
A circular trek is planned for today. Take a bus or a train to S-chanf - one of the pedestrian getaways to the Swiss National park. For the lucky ones you may spot some marmots and up high in the mountains - ibex. Not only the fauna is amazing here but the flora as well. A lot of beautiful pictures could be taken for a colorful memory of this lifetime experience. The lush alpine meadows to Val Trupchun will let you feel like you are embraced from the mountain.
Day 6. Zuoz - Zernez (20km, 5,30hrs, +725m/-965m)
After a healthy breakfast you start the last hike of the program from Zuoz to Zernez. Another 20 km full of green valleys, pine and larch forests and small mountain villages embroidered on the hills of Upper Engadine. The path will wind up to the Acla Laret and pass Chapella, after which you will cross Punt Ota brook - the border between Lower and Upper Engadine. The hiking route will pass through odorous meadows and gently descends down to Zernez.
975 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (09-24/09)
1015 Euro per person in twin/dbl room (17/06-08/09)
Single room & Solo Traveler supplement
Single room supplement:
Solo Traveler supplement:
450 Euro (incl. sgl. room supplement)
Daily departures between mid-June and the end of September. A promising high-altitude hike for connoisseurs. Ascents and descents cannot be avoided for reaching the stage destinations. Good basic physical fitness is therefore required.
3* hotels (en-suite rooms) and potentially one 4* hotel in Bever, incl. breakfast;
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