48 hours in Engadin

Summer is here and while everybody is heading to the beach, La Bonne Vivante decided to enjoy the crisp alpine breeze in beautiful Engadine for a change! While we love hitting the slopes here in the winter, Engadin is a true outdoor paradise at any season. It is particularly stunning in the summer when rich green landscapes and fragrant mountain meadows await its visitors. The trip up the Fluela mountain pass is a great adventure already. Up on the peak of the pass you will find patches of snow at any time of the year.

We begin our mountain adventure in Scuol, which attracts guests with a large variety of biking trails, panoramic hiking routes and its very own wellness oasis offering an array of saunas, salt water pools and Scuol’s famous fountain water which is rich in Iron.

There are plenty of sporting activities to be had in Scuol. For bikers and hikers, a trip up to Motta Naluns is worth while.

From there, head to Prui, a mountain restaurant, which is only a short 30 minute walk from Motta Naluns and offers a particularly beautiful view of Scuol’s scenic mountain landscapes. Indulge in Engadine specialities such as home-made Pizzokels, Barley soup and Bündnerfleisch.

Take a roller and head down to nearby Ftan from where you can catch the next bus heading to Scuol or take the ski lift back down.

Where to eat:

  • Astras (http://www.astras.ch/en/hotel-scuol/1-0.htmloffers) traditional nourishing cuisine and a rustic ambiance and friendly service
  • Trais Portas has the best steaks in town in an old Engadine house (http://www.traisportas-scuol.ch/)
  • Gabriel’s (http://www.hotel-gabriel.ch/restaurant.html) wooden dining room with checked tablecloth in red and white is inviting and the menu offers a variety of healthy salads and Engadin specialties. After a hearty feast try the local Betschla, a local Schnaps made of pine cones

Where to stay:

Why not opt for your own spacious apartment. Afida (http://www.afida.ch/) offers great options.

From Scuol we head to St Moritz. Their annual Jazz festival (http://www.festivaldajazz.ch/) hosts many well -known jazz artists. This year’s event featured stars such as Diana Krall. In addition, La Tavolata, a dining event brings a variety of snacks and dishes prepared by local hotel restaurants to the center. Guests can indulge in the large selection of food and drinks at a 400 meter long Swiss stone pine table which stretches through the center of St. Moritz.


For a relaxed lunch head to Badrutt’s legendary Chesa Veglia (http://www.badruttspalace.com/en/restaurants-bars-club/chesa-veglia) where Engadin specialties and Mediterranean cuisine are served in St. Moritz’s oldest farmhouse. The dining room is both traditional and cozy with its old wooden elements and the Italian service team will make you feel welcome in an instant. Our weekend trip to beautiful Engadin has been splendid. We can’t wait to return!


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