Mountain Trails along the Inn

The Inn is fed by the waters of more than 800 glaciers. This river originates at the Maloja Pass and, in turn, fills some of the most beautiful Alpine lakes as it flows. The Via Engiadina hike follows the course of this river and takes you through picturesque mountain trails. You will pass Silvaplana and St. Moritz and marvel at the glistening glaciers of the nearby Bernina range.

You will soon leave the tourist centres behind as you walk through dreamy mountain villages up to the pristine mountain landscape of the Swiss National Park. For more than 100 years, nature has been flourishing undisturbed in the south-eastern corner of Switzerland, so the Via Engiadina trek and the Inn river take you through a mountainous landscape that is second to none.


After starting in Maloja, you soon reach Heididorf (Heidi’s village) called Grevasalvas. Just before you reach the bottom of the valley at Sils, the trail takes you past Silvaplana to St. Moritz with a constant breathtaking view of the lakes in the Upper Engadine.

approx. 6 h
approx. 18 km
1'000 m
850 m

High above St. Moritz, the mountain path continues along Piz Padella and reaches Alp Muntatsch. After taking a break, you can walk to the original village of Samedan, which is pretty close by. Val Bever is just a stone's throw away from here.

approx. 6 h
approx. 20 km
900 m
1'175 m

Along Via Engiadina and uphill to Crast Mora. Enjoy the view of the valley floor and the nearby peaks of the Bernina range. The tour takes you over stone stairs and forest roads to a plateau. You will cross a stream above the Val Müra gorge and descend into Zuoz.

approx. 3.5 h
approx. 11 km
560 m
550 m

By bus to S-chanf. From here, the tour will take you through the Swiss National Park, across lush alpine meadows to Val Trupchun, one of the idyllic side valleys of the Upper Engadine. This versatile route gives a glimpse of the unique flora and fauna of this region.

approx. 4 h
approx. 14 km
620 m
620 m

Walking at a low altitude along the valley floor of the Upper Engadine. The hike leads you through pine and larch forests and past idyllic Engadine villages. You will climb up to the Acla Laret and pass Chapella.

You will then cross the Punt Ota brook, which forms the border between Lower and Upper Engadine, and then proceed to walk through fragrant mountain meadows down to Zernez.

approx. 5.5 h
approx. 20 km
725 m
965 m


A promising high-altitude hike for connoisseurs. Ascents and descents cannot be avoided for reaching the stage destinations. Good basic physical fitness is therefore required. Mountain hiking trails in the Engadine require surefootedness.

The Via Engiadina at SwitzerlandMobility

The Via Engiadina in the region Engadin St. Moritz

Services & Information

  • 6 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfer
  • Perfectly planned route navigation
  • Comprehensive travel documentation
  • GPS data available
  • Service hotline

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Chargeable parking spaces are available in St. Moritz. A bus takes you to Maloja. CHF 12.00 per day.
  • Return journey by bus and train to Maloja via St. Moritz. Duration: approx. 1.5 hours

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