The Best of the Engadine and St. Moritz

Engadine and St. Moritz

When we consider hiking in Switzerland, the Engadine and St. Moritz region holds a special place in the hearts of passionate Alps hikers. Its rugged ridges, glacial bowls, and radiating valleys are more quiet and remote than those in other parts of the Swiss Alps. For most outsiders, it’s an undiscovered gem with an irresistible local culture drawing on Romansch roots and Italian influences.

Have you ever wanted to spend some time in the Engadine region?  Lucky for you, Alpenwild has a new tour being offered starting summer 2020 and we would love to have you join us!  

Hiking in Switzerland
Hiking at Fuorcla Surlej (2755 m), Upper Engadine, with Piz Tschierva and Piz Bernina in the background.
Photo by Sonderegger

Bernina Alps

The great Switzerland hikes and mountaintop excursions included in Alpenwild’s Best of the Engadine & St. Moritz tour are centered in the Bernina Alps which boasts an abundance of glaciers and many of the highest peaks in the Alps. Piz Bernina is the most easterly 4000-meter peak in the Alps, and you’ll be able to discover and explore some of the glaciers which flank this Alpine giant and its surrounding peaks. The peaks and glaciers of the Bernina Alps rise above the deep-cut valleys of the Upper Engadine and villages like Pontresina, St Moritz, Zuoz, Zernez, and Sils Maria. You’ll also enjoy our crossing of the Bernina Pass and descending into Val Poschiavo, one of the Italian-speaking regions in the Swiss Alps.

Alpenwild guests say that one of the features they enjoy most about this tour is that you aren’t unpacking and packing day after day. The tour stays six days at the foot of the Bernina Alps in the centrally located resort town of Pontresina, so you can settle in and better connect with the scenic beauty and culture of the region. All of the tour’s hiking and excursions are within the Swiss canton of Graubünden (Grisons in French), the largest and easternmost of Switzerland’s 26 cantons. Pontresina is known as a haven for hikers, but it’s also home to one of the largest ibex colonies in the Alps. Some hikes and outings included in this tour begin just a short walk from your hotel. And the Bernina Express line train station is nearby for easy access to hikes over the Bernina Pass and throughout the region.   

You’ll discover an overwhelming diversity of culture, scenery, geology, and flora. You’ll get to know the Swiss Alps in a way few travelers will ever experience. You’ll come to love the traditional whitewashed homes and buildings in the Engadine Valley which are decorated with sgraffito plasterwork. The Engadine is a trove of hidden treasures and new surprises, even for experienced Alps hikers.

You’ll benefit from Alpenwild’s first-hand knowledge of the hiking in Switzerland and the Alps, in addition to our years of hiking in the Engadine, the Bernina Alps, and in the Swiss National Park. Alpenwild offers a level of expertise that no other operator can offer. Every Alpenwild trip places a high priority on the wonderful cuisine and regional food specialties of the region in which they travel, and their Best of the Engadine & St. Moritz trip is no exception. Farmstead alpine cheeses, hearty soups, mouth-watering smoked sausages, capuns, and a continuous supply of Swiss chocolate will fuel your hiking adventure.

Why travel with Alpenwild?

Here at Alpenwild, we specialize in the Alps, we know the trails and towns inside and out. We have personal relationships with several hotel and restaurant owners. Our expertise gives you a rich, more enjoyable experience, and makes better use of your time.  We believe in personal experiences. On a guided tour you will feel like you are on a tour with some of your closest friends. On a self-guided tour, you will have enough written hiking instructions and communication with our office to feel like you are fully taken care of.  

We would love to have you join us in the Engadine region! We can arrange trip essentials like accommodations, meals, luggage transfers, hiking instructions, etc. Let our expertise of the Alps benefit your travel plans!

Visit our website for more info on any of our trips ( You can also give us a call (801-226-9026) or send us an email ( We’d love to make your dream Alps trip a reality.

Hiking in Engadin
Diavolezza viewing platform; in the background, Piz Palue, Piz Bernina and Biancograd.
Photo by: Engadin St. Moritz
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