Engadin, the valley of diversity
The Engadin holiday region located on the Southern side of the Alps in Switzerland offers you at an altitude of 1800 metres above sea level and with a length of 80 kilometres a wonderful picture book journey across the Alps. One of the highest inhabited valleys in Europe it is considered a true paradise for athletes. In winter you can hit the slopes on skis or snowboards and in summer beautiful mountain huts and well-developed cycle paths await. In the Engadin region all sports fans get their money’s worth. Culture lovers too will feel at home there since the valley is an absolute cultural hotspot with its medieval churches, rustic farmhouses and artistic ‘sgraffiti’-facades.
Chic & charming – St. Moritz shows how it’s don
St. Moritz is not only a popular destination for celebrities from all over the world both in summer and winter. Probably the best-known resort in the Engadin owes its reputation to the many healing thermal springs inviting you to relax after a long day on the bike. There is probably nowhere more enjoyable to spend time on a bike holiday in Switzerland. The local gourmet restaurants have collected more than 250 Gault Millau points turning the health resort into a Mecca for epicureans and wine lovers.
The most beautiful cycle holidays in the Engadin region
St. Moritz – Innsbruck
Mountain panoramas as far as the eye can see. This cycling holiday from St. Moritz to Innsbruck impresses above all with its beautiful views over the Alps. Along the upper river Inn you cycle from Switzerland to Austria. Adventure and tranquility are in harmony here. First off experience the jet-set lifestyle of the stars in St. Moritz before continuing onto the cosy and stunning capital of the Tyrol. The delicious Austrian cuisine is already waiting for you.
Useful information about your cycle holiday in the Engadin region
The climate in the Engadin region is strongly influenced by the Alps. Due to the altitude weather conditions in this holiday region are rather fresh. In general, the difference in temperature between the Engadin and the whole of Switzerland is around 5 degrees during the day and 10 degrees at night. Therefore the summer is recommended for a cycle holiday. However ‘summer’ is well said, since average temperatures in July are about 11-12 degrees. Hence we recommend you take too many than too few changes of clothes with you. But even with those cold temperatures St. Moritz boasts with 322 sunny days per year for instance. A cold but sun-kissed Engadin!
The Engadin is a true paradise for gourmets. Those who embark on a culinary voyage of discovery there, will get to know the full range from top restaurants with award-winning cuisine to rustic alpine huts and cosy inns. But the down-to-earth alpine world also has a lot to offer in terms of culinary delights away from glitz and glamour. Air-dried ‘Bündnerfleisch, Engadin nut cake, ‘Capuns’ – try the range of regional specialities! Naturally the typical Swiss chocolate must be mentioned, since the Alpine country is also renowned for its homemade and delicious chocolate in every flavour.
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