Sun-drenched days and balmy summer evenings
The minute you stow away your skis or snowboard, the first colourful crocuses are already tempting you outside. Before you know it, you're already on the lookout for passable hiking trails and mountain biking routes. And come June, when summer really arrives, you have a plan – because the Engadine in summer is a natural paradise that really must be experienced and explored.
Hiking and mountain biking over lush summer pastures, through mossy forests and along craggy mountain paths. Bathing in Alpine lakes, forests or simply lounging by the hotel pool with views of Val Roseg. A trip to an alp combined with a yoga session, miniature golf in the garden – even summer itself enjoys a sojourn in the mountains. Not to mention our guests: because you can do almost anything you wish when you stay with us (but of course you don't have to). Interested? Please ask for our weekly changing programme of activities on arrival.
Discover the alpine nature
The glacier landscape is particularly impressive in summer. The Morteratsch Glacier Trail offers striking insights into recent glacial evolution, and you can experience the glacial tongues of Pers Glacier up close on an excursion to the Diavolezza. The hike back to the cable car valley station leads you through the typical scree fields of the Alpine Engadine.
With 580 km of hiking trails criss-crossing the landscape, the Engadine is one of Switzerland's favourite hiking regions. You will find some of the highlights close to the Hotel Saratz in Pontresina: the Roseg Valley, where the hues of the stone pines reflect the changing seasons, and Muottas Muragl, with sweeping views of the Upper Engadine lakes and Piz Bernina. The high-altitude hiking trail from Muottas Murgal to Alp Languard runs through the realm of Switzerland's largest ibex colony.
The Engadine welcomes mountain bikers with over 400 km of spectacular trails. Whether you're having fun on a flow trail or chasing that adrenaline kick on a challenging downhill – mountain bikers never get bored in Pontresina. Our tip: the Celerina and St Moritz cableways and funiculars offer a taxi service that will delight enduro enthusiasts.
Alpinism is a tradition in Pontresina. The imposing mountains of the Bernina massif were climbed for the first time as early as the middle of the 19th century - mainly by local mountaineers. Since then, the majestic Engadine ice and snow mountains have been on every mountaineer's bucket list. As soon as winter is over, the summer touring season starts. The high alpine conditions accompany mountaineers into October. If you take it a little easier, you can climb one of the three via ferrata or overcome obstacles at a lofty height in the high ropes course in Pontresina.