Walking Holidays in Switzerland - Lower Engadine - Swiss Secret


Holiday Highlights
  • An exceptional variety of walks await discovery in the Engadine Valley and its many remote side valleys
  • Walk in Switzerland’s only National Park, a vast chunk of highland wilderness with protected flora and wildlife
  • Experience a landscape that has all the attributes of the high Alps where snow caps the peaks and glaciers fill crevasses


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The Lower Engadine is one of the most popular destinations for the Swiss to take their holidays, which must say something when they have such a choice. It is surprisingly not so well known to walkers from overseas. This area is the heartland of Switzerland’s fourth official language – Romansch which will often be heard especially in the small villages. However Swiss German is spoken by everyone and English as in other areas of Switzerland is widely spoken. A different language brings different culture, architecture and culinary specials all unique to the Romansch speaking area. The River Inn flows through the valley on its way to the Danube, alternately flowing though deep gorges and wide open meadowland grazed by bell ringing cows. The area is also host to Switzerland’s only National Park. 

We have chosen Scuol for our centre for walking in the Lower Engadine not only because it is the hub of the local bus and train routes, radiating to all areas of the Lower Engadine, but it is a charming town of the region. There is an old part of the village with beautifully renovated traditional houses. The River Inn runs around the village on its way to Austria. Scuol is famous for its spa and mineral waters bubbling from 5 fountains in the town. This is now represented by the famous Bogn Engiadina with its complex of six pools both indoor and outdoor, saunas solariums, steam room and a massage area.

An exceptional variety of walks await discovery in the Engadine Valley and its many remote side valleys. The lower areas of the Engadine feature deep green meadows against a backdrop of bare, rocky mountains free from snow in summer. Wild flowers carpet the slopes while rivers sparkle as they meander through. Head north up the valley however, and a dramatic change meets the eye. Here the landscape has all the attributes of the high Alps where snow caps the peaks and glaciers fill crevasses. The river Inn thunders through tight gorges and cataracts carrying the foaming, white melting snows. In addition, walk in Switzerland’s only National Park, a vast chunk of highland wilderness with protected flora and wildlife. To complement the varied natural landscape, undoubtedly some of the most beautiful and romantic of all Swiss villages cling to mountain slopes enjoying the very best views and providing stunning places to stay. Walking possibilities are endless leaving every walker with a great desire to return for more.


Walk Grading

Self guided - Easy Moderate & Challenging

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Belvedere - 4 Star

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We have personally stayed in or visited all of our accommodations. They have all been selected for their great locations, friendly atmosphere and traditional hospitality, as well as the warm welcome they offer to walkers. Below is a summary of our usual accommodations*.

We offer a standard grade 3* hotel or the option to upgrade to a higher grade 4* hotel.

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Altana - 3 Star

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We have personally stayed in or visited all of our accommodations. They have all been selected for their great locations, friendly atmosphere and traditional hospitality, as well as the warm welcome they offer to walkers. Below is a summary of our usual accommodations*.

We offer a standard grade 3* hotel or the option to upgrade to a higher grade 4* hotel.

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Availability Information

Available from the middle of May to the end of October which a chance of snow affecting the first 4 and last 4 weeks. The wild flowers in June are quite exceptional. The high altitude tends to moderate summer heat in July and August.

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