Flag for Switzerland Walking Holidays in Switzerland - Lower Engadine

Lower Engadine - Single or Multi-Centred Self Guided walking holiday - Click here to find out more about Self Guided walking holidays  Self Guided - Family walking holiday - Click here to find out more about Self Guided - Family walking holidays 

The Lower Engadine is one of the most popular destinations for the Swiss to take their holidays, which must say something when they have such a choice. It is surprisingly not so well known to walkers from overseas. This area is the heartland of Switzerland’s fourth official language – Romansch which will often be heard especially in the small villages. However Swiss German is spoken by everyone and English as in other areas of Switzerland is widely spoken. A different language brings different culture, architecture and culinary specials all unique to the Romansch speaking area. The River Inn flows through the valley on its way to the Danube, alternately flowing though deep gorges and wide open meadowland grazed by bell ringing cows. The area is also host to Switzerland’s only National Park.


The Centre


We have chosen Scuol for our centre for walking in the Lower Engadine not only because it is the hub of the local bus and train routes, radiating to all areas of the Lower Engadine, but it is a charming town of the region. There is an old part of the village with beautifully renovated traditional houses. The River Inn runs around the village on its way to Austria. Scuol is famous for its spa and mineral waters bubbling from 5 fountains in the town. This is now represented by the famous Bogn Engiadina with its complex of six pools both indoor and outdoor, saunas solariums, steam room and a massage area.




The Walking


An exceptional variety of walks await discovery in the Engadine Valley and its many remote side valleys. The lower areas of the Engadine feature deep green meadows against a backdrop of bare, rocky mountains free from snow in summer. Wild flowers carpet the slopes while rivers sparkle as they meander through. Head north up the valley however, and a dramatic change meets the eye. Here the landscape has all the attributes of the high Alps where snow caps the peaks and glaciers fill crevasses. The river Inn thunders through tight gorges and cataracts carrying the foaming, white melting snows. In addition, walk in Switzerland’s only National Park, a vast chunk of highland wilderness with protected flora and wildlife. To complement the varied natural landscape, undoubtedly some of the most beautiful and romantic of all Swiss villages cling to mountain slopes enjoying the very best views and providing stunning places to stay. Walking possibilities are endless leaving every walker with a great desire to return for more.

Walk Grading

Self guided - Easy Moderate & Challenging

For information about walking grades please click here


To view the pricing for this holiday, please scroll down to "Pricing Details" tab below.

Send us an enquiry about this holiday Send us an enquiry now

Accommodation Details Click to View Accommodation Details

Belvedere**** - 4 Star

walking-holidays-accommodation-details.asp?HolidayID=69&HotelID=90&HolidayName=Switzerland-+Lower+Engadine-&HotelName=Belvedere%2A%2A%2A%2A">Belvedere****

This is a 4-star hotel in the heart of Scuol, next door to the Bogn Engiadina water centre.
Opened in 1876, it has of course been regularly modernised. There are 72 rooms with 15 contemporary style in a new integral wing – Ala Nova (Romansch for new wing).  Dinner and breakfast is taken in the locally acclaimed dining room. The lounge bar has great views.

Walking holiday in Switzerland -  Lower Engadine - Click Here For Full DetailsVIEW MORE INFORMATION

Altana*** - 3 Star

walking-holidays-accommodation-details.asp?HolidayID=69&HotelID=91&HolidayName=Switzerland-+Lower+Engadine-&HotelName=Altana%2A%2A%2A">Altana***

The Altana is a small hotel with that special personal touch, owned by Adrian Lehmann and supported by his family, they are all keen walkers and full of local advice. It is situated conveniently close to the railway station, cable car and postbus, and a short walk from the village centre.

Walking holiday in Switzerland -  Lower Engadine - Click Here For Full DetailsVIEW MORE INFORMATION

Send us an enquiry about this holiday Send us an enquiry now

Accommodation Details Click to View When it's Best To Go

Available from the middle of May to the end of October which a chance of snow affecting the first 4 and last 4 weeks. The wild flowers in June are quite exceptional. The high altitude tends to moderate summer heat in July and August.



When to book your walking holiday in Switzerland - Lower Engadine
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
N/A N/A N/A N/A OK Best Best Best Best Good N/A N/A

Send us an enquiry about this holiday Send us an enquiry now

Accommodation Details Click to Find Out How To Get There

Best to fly to Zurich from where the journey time is 3¼ hours via Zurich City and Landquart. Geneva airport is 5¾ hours and Basel airport 4¼ hours. You can travel all the way by train from London in one day.

Send us an enquiry about this holiday Send us an enquiry now

Costs and Booking Details Pricing Details

Prices displayed in Sterling. View prices in £GBP  | View prices in $USD  | View prices in €EURO

Lower Engadine (Scuol)

Included:

  • 7 Nights accommodation with half board* (Altana Hotel also includes packed lunch)

  • Our unique walking booklet written by one of our team and local walking map

* Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast

Optional:

  • ‘With flights’ includes typical flight prices* from London to Zurich. Flights from many local airports are also available (exact price for your dates available on request)

  • With flights prices also includes Rail Transfer Tickets between Switzerland airport and hotel (Swiss Half Fare Card is not necessary as local buses, trains and cable cars are all free of charge to New Experience Holidays clients)

*For important details of our flight price policy click here

Not Included:

  • Lunch and drinks with meals

Please note these prices will differ from our current brochure price list and are the current correct prices.

All prices valid for 2018

Prices are per person in GBP / UK £ and are based on 7 nights half board* in a shared twin/double standard room. 

Altana ***  

Dates

7 nights half board*

With Flights (includes Rail Transfer Tickets)

7 nights half board*

Own International Flights

Extra Night per person

Single Supplement per night

03 Jun – 12 Jun

895

624

100

30

13 Jun – 13 Oct

1010

739

115

30

25 May – 02 Jun

14 Oct – 28 Oct

B&B only

770

499

63

30

Half board is not available on the following dates:-

26/05/18 – 02/06/18

14/10/18 – 28/10/18

Room supplements (per person per night):

  • Extra Large North facing room £13

  • Standard South facing room £12

  • Extra Large South facing room £22

  • Luxury room with terrace £44

Belvedere ****   

Dates

7 nights half board*

With Flights (includes Rail Transfer Tickets)

7 nights half board*

Own International Flights

Extra Night per person

Single Supplement per night

02 Jun – 17 Jul

1140

869

123

20

18 Jul – 25 Sep

12 Dec -  22 Dec

1185

914

131

20

26 Sep – 21 Oct

1235

964

139

20

22 Oct – 11 Dec

1060

789

123

20

* Half board is dinner, bed and breakfast

Room supplements (per person per night):

  • Main hotel East & West side room £12

  • Main hotel South side room £21

  • Ala Nova Wing East & West side room £30

  • Ala Nova Wing South side room £42

  • Ala Nova Wing South side superior room £52

Update: QL15

Send us an enquiry about this holiday Send us an enquiry now

General Information Click to View General Information
For information on:
  • Children
  • Methods of payment
  • Deposits and balance payments
  • Holiday insurance
  • Fuel supplements
  • Prices in USD & Euro
Please click here

Additional information for holidays in Switzerland


Fly – Rail Luggage

Take advantage of the unique fly/rail baggage system which allows you to travel light between airport and your centre. When your cases arrive your hotelier will collect them for you. On your return deposit your luggage at the railway station (not available from all stations) and the next time you see it is at your UK airport carousel. £16** per back per direction.

Getting about

The Swiss transport system has a well earned reputation for being the best in the world. The trains are modern clean and run to schedule (late trains make the news in Switzerland!). We provide a personal timetable for all customers showing the relevant train times (including platforms) for transfers between airport/international rail gateway and the hotel for both arrivals and departures. We help to make the journey very much part of your holiday by providing helpful notes offering advice on changing trains and selecting the best seats to enjoy the stunning panoramic views. During your stay you will have the opportunity to experience travelling on the distinctive yellow post buses the lake steamers and many cable cars and funicular railways which will whisk you to high alpine meadows and mountain tops.

Swiss Transfer Card


This is included with all of our Swiss holidays if you purchase flights with us. Gives free transfers between airport/international rail gateway and the hotel. Any reasonable route is permitted. Useful for very short stays and on hotel to hotel treks where you plan to walk all the way. If you are not purchasing flights with us, we can still provide you with a Swiss Transfer Card for £120 per person (prices subject to change).

Swiss Half Fare Card

This is included on a couple of our Swiss holiday if you purchase flights with us. Gives 50% discount during your stay for all rail and post bus services plus discounts on most funicular railways, chair lifts, gondolas and cable cars. Useful for those arriving by car. If you are not purchasing flights with us, we can still provide you with a Swiss Half Fare Card for £105 per person (prices subject to change).

Family Card

Free travel on most transport for all children under 16 years traveling with their parents; provided free of charge with any of the travel cards listed above.

Two & Multi Centre Holidays - Switzerland

Clients often want to enjoy more than one area and find that traveling even a couple of hours on the train leads to a totally different walking experience. We are extremely happy to put these together for you. We will make all hotel reservations and provide the rail ticket between the centres free of charge** if the total stay is over 11 nights. For holidays over 13 nights we upgrade the rail travel between centres to First Class free of charge**. For example why not combine Zermatt with Davos having 7 nights in each resort in 4* hotels and journey between the two on the ‘Glacier Express’?

** As long as a Swiss Half Fare has been purchased



Send us an enquiry about this holiday Send us an enquiry now | General Information View all walking holidays in Switzerland

web site design, hosting and marketing by notcon