We’re standing on a mountain ridge with the Swiss National Park behind us and the pristine wilderness of the Engadin all around. We take in the view of Tarasp Castle and the ruins of Steinsberg Castle in the immense hiking region in eastern Graubünden. The smell of mountain pine fills the air, dew nestles in the petals of Alpine roses and we can hear the local baker greeting his first customers of the day. The Postbus, Rhätische Bahn railway and the cable cars transport more hiking enthusiasts from the quaint Engadin villages in the valley below to the region’s 300 hiking trails, to the Bogn Engiadina mineral bathhouse, or bring them closer to the numerous mountain chalets. Organised luggage transport, seamless signage and specialised hiking guides help us to enjoy this moment unencumbered, so we can concentrate on what’s most important: the spectacular view of Lower Engadin. This is hiking at its very best.
Via Engiadina: hiking without luggage
Three to seven-day hiking tour. The Via Engiadina is a panoramic hiking trail through Lower Engadin, which is completed in five stages and includes a luggage transport service.To the offer
Swiss National Park
Established in 1914, the national park has three clear mandates: to protect, research and inform. The park is strictly protected from human influence, so that the environment can develop in its natural state. This approach has fostered an incredibly diverse range flora and fauna, particularly among very small organisms. You can experience this rich biodiversity on your own or as part of a guided hiking group, as you explore the 170 km² national park. The national park visitor centre in Zernez is also worth a visit, particularly as an alternative to hiking when the weather is poor. Check out the Swiss National Park website for information regarding the current exhibitions or enquire at the tourist information centre in Zernez. The national park is completely closed in winter for conservation reasons.