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  1. Top 5 unique hiking trails in the Engadin

Top 5 unique hiking trails in the Engadin

The high valley of the Engadin is considered a heaven amongst hikers. Gently sloping hills draped with lush alpine meadows stand close by glaciers, towering snow-capped peaks and sparkling lakes

By: | Published: July 7, 2016 4:51 PM
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The high valley of the Engadin is considered a heaven amongst hikers. Gently sloping hills draped with lush alpine meadows stand close by glaciers, towering snow-capped peaks and sparkling lakes. This landscape is best explored on foot.

Hiking Tour Heidi’s Flower Trail

Flower lovers will encounter 200 different Alpine plants on a kilometre-long trail, many of them protected species, are laid out on islands of flowers. The route is suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Themenpfad The Glacier Nature Trail Morteratsch

Take a hike on the third longest glacier of the Eastern Alps. The 50-minute hike from the railway station of Morteratsch will take one through the milky glacial lake as well as the glacier’s giant ice-tongue. There are audio texts available on the Bernina Glaciers app. One can also access them by scanning the QR code at the 16 information points along the glacier trail. Children between the age 5-12 years can purchase a book called ‘Sabi’s big dream’ , designed to immerse children in the glacier world. The booklets are available at Pontresina Tourist Information, at most hotels in Pontresina, at Camping Morteratsch and at the Pontresina Alpine show dairy.

Barefoot trails in Celerina

Barefoot trails are designed for outdoor enthusiasts who want to explore nature underfoot. The Engadin scenery makes the nature experience more inspiring. The barefoot trails are suitable for all – families with children, couples, or groups. The undergrowth alternates between water, meadow and forest path and one can choose from three different paths varying in the distance.

Via Gastronomica, Corvatsch

The Via Gastronomica is an experience that combines the variety of local cuisine with the Engadine mountain landscape. One can hike entirely according to their gusto, because the trail offers visitors various courses of different length. Hike on mountain trails of easy to medium level of difficulty; depending on the route selection, two to five hours.

Ricola Herb Garden

This family-friendly tour takes visitors to the Ricola Herb Garden, at the entrance to the Roseg valley, and then into the Tais Forest. The garden is home to the 13 herbs used to make every Ricola herbal sweet. The trail continues along a gently sloping path into Tais Forest.

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