The Rich Variety of an Engadin Mountain Summer

The Rich Variety of an Engadin Mountain Summer

The mountain summer in Engadin St. Moritz is packed with exciting things to see and do. These include active and leisurely biking, hiking in the heady heights, inspiring natural beauty, and a host of high-class events.

The best way to enjoy the refreshing mountain summer air is by taking part in the attractive activities and numerous events on offer amid the inspiring Engadin St. Moritz scenery. The pleasant temperatures during the mountain summer make for ideal conditions for active or relaxing holidays.
ENGADIN St. Moritz: La Tavolata
Mountain Bikes Welcome
When evening sun transforms the mountain peaks into pillars of fire it is high time to hop on your bike for a spin on the Corviglia Sunset Flow. This summer, from 1 July to 19 August 2016, the flow trails on Corviglia will be open every Friday evening exclusively for those who want to start the weekend off with a bike run. www.engadin.stmoritz.ch/sommer/en/aktivitaeten/sport/mountainbike/corviglia-sunset-flow; www.sunrise-piznair.ch

High-Class Events
The Festival da Jazz, which is taking place for the 9th time and which will be held this year from 7 July to 8 August 2016, features high-class concerts which always delight their audiences. The concerts are staged at various locations including the legendary Dracula Club followed by a free open-air concert on Muottas Muragl on 26 July. Musical treats are also in store for appreciative audiences at the Celerina New Orleans Jazz Festival, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this summer with yet another attractive programme. To mark the festival, the local Celerina hotels will be offering a range of overnight specials.

From 8 to 10 July 2016 lovers of classic English cars will be able to attend the British Classic Car Meeting in St. Moritz. These opulent vehicles really do come into their own when viewed amid the unspoilt landscapes of the Engadin.
From 30 to 31 July, the annual La Tavolata Slow Food Spectacle is being held in the heart of St. Moritz Dorf. Locals and visitors alike come together around a 400-metre-long table to celebrate, sing and dance.

The Pontresina Mountaineering School’s Mountain Festival from 20 to 26 June 2016 includes a week of activities for mountain sports enthusiasts. Courses for beginners and more advanced climbers as well as public talks will provide insights into this breath taking sport. mountainfestival-pontresina.ch/sommer/ For a varied and attractive events programme highlighting sports, culture and music visit: www.engadin.stmoritz.ch/sommer/de/news-events/topevents/

Experiences in the Bernina Glaciers Adventure Territory
The Bernina Glaciers adventure territory between the Engadin and Valposchiavo is centred on the world of ice around the Morteratsch Glacier. Along the Rhaetian Railway’s Bernina Line, which forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site, you can experience this world of ice at such places as the Cavaglia Glacier Garden, the Alpine Dairy and the Morteratsch Glacier Nature Trail. The Bernina Express from St. Moritz – Valposchiavo – Tirano follows one of the most spectacular Alpine crossings and links linguistic regions and cultures. The panorama route to Tirano takes you over 196 bridges and climbs a gradient of up to 70 per thousand. Once you have crossed the Alps, you have the chance to discover the Valtellina, an area with mainly small family farms and world-renowned for its wines. www.bernina-glaciers.ch; www.rhb.ch

Wellness and Detox
Those looking to relax and detox in the fresh mountain summer air can undergo a detox treatment at the Kempinski Grand Hotel des Bains. Sports, wellness and the hotel’s Mauritius Spring all make for the best prerequisites to a detox treatment.
As part of its 120th anniversary celebrations, the high-class Badrutt’s Palace Hotel is reviving its traditional special offers while the monthly Badrutt’s Palace Times will feature reports spanning more than twelve decades of hotel history. And now Switzerland’s smallest five-star Superior hotel, the IN LAIN Hotel Cadonau in Brail has tempting and exciting specials on offer, such as the Jeep Trail deal. www.engadin.stmoritz.ch/sommer/en/pauschalenliste/

In addition to its unique Samedan bathing ritual, the Mineral Baths & Spa Samedan will be offering a special private spa as of summer 2016. In this private spa facility, couples can now enjoy a quiet time together in the relaxing infrared sauna with its ergonomic Diva reflex chairs, the newly developed stone pine relaxing massage with selected local extracts, and a glass of Prosecco. During the summer months, for those who want a good pampering, the Mineralbad & Spa Samedan in collaboration with the Hotel Lej da Staz is offering a special Engadin wellness experience at the Lej da Staz with revitalising pinewood massages – and superb views over the inspiring Engadin scenery.www.mineralbad-samedan.ch/

Attractive Offers and Specials
Enjoy a carefree experience by making a booking for the popular “Mountain Railways Included” offer. There is no more budget-friendly way to scale the heights – for visitors who spend more than one night at one of over 100 participating hotels, a ticket is included for passenger transport on up to 13 mountain railways and cableways in Engadin St. Moritz.

If you book a holiday apartment for minimum of 2 nights you will receive a “Mountain Railways All Included” ticket with free-of-charge use of mountain railways and cableways. The Mountain Railways All Included ticket for holiday apartments not only gives you free passenger transport but also includes the transport of mountain bikes and dogs on up to 13 mountain railways in Engadin St. Moritz. These “Mountain Railways Included” and “Mountain Railways All Included” offers apply from 1 May to 31 October 2016.www.engadin.stmoritz.ch/sommer/en/bergbahnen-inclusive/

The Family Summer Special includes hotel accommodation with half board, the use of mountain railways and cableways and, with many of the hotels, you also enjoy free-of-charge use of public transport. And best of all, children under 12 years may sleep free of charge in the room of their parents.

Looking Ahead to the World Ski Championships 2017
After the completion of the AUDI FIS Ski World Cup Finals, which served as a dress rehearsal for the World Ski Championships in 2017, there is now nothing standing in the way of the big event. With top sporting performances and an attractive supporting programme, this is sure to be an unforgettable experience. Make a note of the date, 6 to 19 February 2017, and do sign up for the newsletter: www.stmoritz2017.ch
After the end of the summer season on 16 October 2016, the Diavolezza will commence winter operations on 22 October 2016 as the 2016/2017 winter season starts.