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The Upper Engadine - Day trip and hiking suggestions

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Cable car station of Corvatsch

At 3303 metres, Corvatsch is a popular starting point for skiers and a beautiful viewing point.

Activities in the Upper Engadine

There are lots of cable cars and mountain trains in the Upper Engadine. From these mountain tops you can start hiking or enjoy the wonderful views of the valley and its lakes. Examples are Muottas Muragl, Diavolezza, Piz Nair, Lagalb and Corvatsch. Apart from mountain transportation, there are lots of scenic train and bus rides and there's a vast network of hiking paths. You'll find more information about the most popular attractions in the Engadine below.


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Glacier Express

The world famous train offering a full day of magnificent views of the Swiss Alps.


Bernina Express

Wonderful scenic train ride from the old town of Chur across the Bernina Pass via Italy to Lugano.



Extraordinary view of the Upper Engadine lakes and Piz Bernina.

  • Attraction type: Natural site, Mountain top, By cable car
  • Escort: independent (no guide)
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)
  • Duration: 1 day or less

8-day hiking holiday in the Upper Engadine region

Discover the vistas, flora and fauna of the southern Swiss Alps on foot: 6 full days of hiking in the Upper Engadine area around famous St. Moritz, including the National Park. The tour is available from June to October. Hotels, breakfast, maps, a guide book and luggage transfers are included.

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Lake St. Moritz

Relaxed stroll along the Lake of St. Moritz, suitable for anyone.

  • Hiking time: 0h55
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1767 - 1785 m
  • Distance: 4.4 km
  • Terrain: valley, town, along lake
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Muottas Muragl - Alp Languard

Popular trail with plenty of good views across the Upper Engadine valley.

  • Hiking time: 2h00
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 2233 - 2453 m
  • Distance: 6.3 km
  • Terrain: meadow, rocky, forest
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Piz Nair - Bever

Long trail with landscapes varying from untouched high mountain scenery to conifer forests.

  • Hiking time: 5h45
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 1709 - 3027 m
  • Distance: 16.3 km
  • Terrain: meadow, rocky, high alpine terrain, valley, forest
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Bever - Preda

Demanding route across a magnificent alpine landscape.


Morteratsch glacier

It's impressive to see a glacier up close, and informative to see how fast it's retreating.

  • Hiking time: 2h00
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1898 - 2035 m
  • Distance: 5.4 km
  • Terrain: valley, rocky
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Murtèl - Furtschellas

Hike across high alpine meadows with views across the Upper Engadine lakes.

  • Hiking time: 2h30
  • Difficulty: moderate
  • Elevation: 2317 - 2706 m
  • Distance: 5.3 km
  • Terrain: meadow, high alpine terrain
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Murtèl - Pontresina

Impressive views on the Piz Bernina and its glaciers while descending into the Roseg valley.

  • Hiking time: 4h00
  • Difficulty: difficult
  • Elevation: 1772 - 2757 m
  • Distance: 12.3 km
  • Terrain: meadow, high alpine terrain, valley, forest
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Ospizio Bernina - Alp Grüm

Explore the high-alpine rough terrain of the Bernina Pass.


Pontresina - Punt Muragl

Short route to view the trains on the famous Bernina line.

  • Hiking time: 0h40
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1743 - 1770 m
  • Distance: 2.5 km
  • Terrain: meadow, valley
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

Pontresina - St. Moritz

Route across the forests in the valley between Pontresina and St. Moritz.

  • Hiking time: 1h40
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Elevation: 1766 - 1849 m
  • Distance: 4.2 km
  • Terrain: along lake, forest
  • Region: Upper Engadine (Graubünden)

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