Engadin Scuol Zernez
Lower Engadine guarantees restorative relaxation during your active vacations . With the holiday resorts of Scuol, Valsot and Zernez, its picturesque mountain villages and the Swiss National Park, hiking, biking, rafting and nature adventures await. Many pass crossings enable discovery trips into neighboring valleys and countries.
Thanks to the Vereina Tunnel with its car transfer, the Lower Engadine can also quickly and safely be reached in the winter. The Lower Engadine, which is far from the large tourist destinations, remains a peaceful valley in contrast to the exclusive Upper Engadine. Scuol with its historical districts and the health and adventure spa of Bogn Engadina is the center of the Lower Engadine.
The village of Zernez, as “Gateway to the National Park”, is the ideal starting point for voyages of discovery to Switzerland’s largest nature reserve and its plethora of Alpine flora and fauna.
One can well enjoy the valley of the young Inn on foot, by bike or by raft. The hiking tour on the Engadine Mountain Trail “Via Engiadina” is over 60 kilometers from Maloja to Scuol. It runs along the sunny side of the Inn Valley and is on the section in the Lower Engadine regarded as one of the most beautiful hiking experiences in Switzerland. If you prefer to explore the Inn Valley on the saddle of a bicycle, choose the Inn Bicycle Trail, which begins in St. Moritz and ends in Budapest. Without a doubt, the wild water canyons of the Inn River are the best rafting stretches of the Alps from the end of May to the end of September.
The Lower Engadine is a paradise for inveterate mountain pass cyclists. In Susch, not far from Zernez begins the ascent to the Flüela Pass that at 2383 meters links the Lower Engadine with Davos. The Ofen Pass runs through the Swiss National Park to the Münster Valley, where the Umbrail Pass leads to the Stilfserjoch. An attractive day trip in the three-country-corner of Switzerland - Italy - Austria takes you through the Münster Valley to the Italian Vinschgau, via the Reschen Pass, and after a few kilometers through Austrian territory, you return to the Lower Engadine.