By Alexandre Cohen
Samedan is a small town ideally located in the hearth of the touristic Maloja Region in the Swiss canton of Grisons. This central position allows travelers to quickly reach many touristic attractions by train with the Rhaetian Railway. Samedan is also easily accessible thanks to Samedan’s airport. A small international airport which can be reached by many types of airplanes including the Cirrus SR22.
The area of Samedan is a paradise for mountain sports. In winter Samedan provides more than 80 different ski descents while in summer it has more than 580 kilometers of walking paths and 400 kilometers of mountain bike trails for different rider levels. You can even play some golf in an idyllic setting.
Here are the top 5 destinations which you can easily reach from Samedan.
St Moritz, the luxury and fancy ski resort, is located only 5 kilometers away from Samedan’s airport. The city proposes a real opportunity to spend a relaxing weekend in one of the most known ski resorts of the world.
End your skiing day in one of St Moritz Spa’s, having a bath of natural mineral water. In summer you can equally enjoy a hike in the mountains and observe the beautiful and preserved wildlife.
Even if shadowed by St Moritz, this wonderful and multicultural village will also offer you a super wintersport time. The people in the village are known to speak German, Italian and Portuguese. This little village is just 7 kilometers away from St Moritz and is surrounded by mountains and pines forests.
The charm of this medium-sized resort lies in the architectural blend of fine old Engadine houses. They were build with the typical “Sgraffito” (decorated walls) style, while the elegant hotels were build in Belle Epoque style.
Looking for a more relaxing activity: spend a moment in the Bellavita Adventure Pool & Spa. It is a perfect place to warm up and get ready for another skiing day!
The switzer people use to say
“In the Engadine everyone rolls towards his happiness.”
The Via Engadina is known for its 10 days long high-level hike through the entire Engadina or the via Engadina. The best time to experience this adventure is in summer. Be aware you will hike through 6 stages and continuous tracks with some steep terrain on the sunny side.
Another must see would be the Pro Natura Park with its glacial mills orignating from the ice age. The glacier mills in Cavaglia are also very beautiful and impressive. Afterwards you can take a hike on the old Roman road “Maloggin” to Casaccia.
If you rather like art you can visit the Segantini atelier in Maloja. The area was one of his favorite places to paint.
It is a high-alpine valley, the Ova da Roseg river flows through it. This area is good for biking, hiking, cross ski tours, horse-drawn carriage and sledge rides. At the 22 km cross ski tour, one of the longest in the area, you have the chance to experience great landscapes, animals and adventures. The start is located at the Pontresina railway station. It follows the river across meadows and forests of larch.
Here a little secret, the restaurant “Roseg Gletscher” is a great opportunity to have a little break and enjoy a typical meal and recharge your batteries, recover and just let yourself go.
Concluding the Rosegtal, which is traffic free, belonging to Samedan will allow you to practice all these activities in an amazing environment.
The Bernina pass
With an elevation of 2.328 meters, the Bernina pass is a high mountain pass in the Alps. The pass is crossed by a road and rail with a popular train called the Bernina Express. It allows you to travel from St Moritz to the Italian city of Tirano on a beautiful track being the highest railway in Europe.
A typical landing in Samedan
The airport in Samedan is open from 8AM until 7PM unless there is no sunlight it will be closed aswell. The runway is known for being a challenging but one of the most beautiful as well!
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