Welcome to the upper Engadine – Allegra!
With its ice-capped three-thousand-meter peaks and bizarre rock formations, with its frozen lakes and beautiful larch forests, the Engadin is rightly considered one of the most beautiful high valleys in Switzerland.
On this tour you will experience the cross-country skiing paradise Engadin from Maloja to Zernez. The course of the trails leads you over frozen lakes along the famous Engadine ski marathon, through lonely forests or also into the high and side valleys. On the way, wonderful sun terraces invite you to stop and there is enough time to experience the magnificent panorama of the Engadine mountains. This beautiful country has about 320 sunny days a year.
The tour is suitable both in the classic technique and for skaters. In each case you will stay two nights in the same hotel before your luggage is transported to the next accommodation. Equipped only with a small daypack, you walk the routes at your own pace. You will receive detailed information from us as well as maps and a contact person
Requirements and route
Basically, the entire route from Maloja to Zernez is well doable for less experienced as well as for sporty cross-country skiers. Only on day 6 a longer, rapid descent awaits you before your destination Zernez.
The daily stages can be extended at will or shortened by public bus. We have designed the tour for people with average fitness for a sporting activity at an altitude of 1800 meters. The routes are ideal for cross-country skiers in classic style: the two high valleys Val Fex and Val Rosegg are tracked only in classic style. Skaters can switch to other tracks at these points. Please ask directly on site. The routes can also be combined in classic technique and skating style.
Please note: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Would you like to practice a little more first?
We have two other tours on offer that you can use well to prepare. Our routes in the Black Forest and South Tyrol each start at a Nordic Center, where we can book introductory and technique courses for you before you set out on the tour and trails. Please feel free to take a look at our tours
We recommend that you arrive by train. Get in on the vacation at home. Enjoy the ride – and look forward to the Swiss punctuality of the Rhaetian Railways. Ski equipment is available for rent on site and can be pre-ordered here.
Please take the train (mostly via Chur) to St. Moritz – and from there bus no. 4 to Maloja. You can find connections e.g. at www.bahn.de.
If you arrive by car, you can park directly at the starting hotel in Maloja for the week free of charge.
Transfers on site
On day 6 please take the Rhaetian Railway back from Zernez to Zuoz. The fare is included in the tour price. To your starting hotel in Maloja you drive from there on the last day for about 15 € / person. Please pay directly on site.
Accommodation and catering
You will enjoy your tour in three ***-star hotels, where you will spend two nights each. The price of the trip includes a rich sportsman’s breakfast and half board. So look forward to a festive menu or 4-course dinner in the evening.
The Hotel Pöstli at the Swiss House in Maloja celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2007, it is considered one of the oldest buildings in the village. The rustic furnished Pöstli*** is the depandance of the Schweizerhaus****, where our guests are accommodated for the first two days.
All rooms are renovated and most of them have a balcony. The reception and the breakfast room are located in the Schweizerhaus opposite.
In the basement there is a fitness room, Finnish and Japanese sauna and solarium. The panorama room for breakfast and dinner is our special feast for the eyes.
The Hotel Station is located directly at the Pontresina train station with direct connection to the cross-country skiing trails.
The 21 rooms are modern and comfortably furnished with TV, telephone, bath/shower WC.
The in-house sauna offers the relaxation for a day on the trail. The rustic restaurant Bahnhöfli is directly connected to the hotel – here you can expect a multi-course
The Hotel Allegra is located on the edge of the village center of Zuoz.
The newly built house offers very nice, cozy double rooms with shower/bath and WC, TV and telephone.
The cross-country skiing tracks are about 250 meters from the hotel, the train station can be reached in a few minutes on foot. Delicious cuisine will spoil you after an eventful day on the trail.