Spectacular Swiss summers
Snow-capped peaks, glassy lakes, beautiful scenery
Although we are located amongst mountain ranges that are often associated with winter sports, we also offer a wide array of spectacular summer-related activities. In the warm and calm summer months, our guests can spend time hiking in the mountains, exploring Alpine meadows, and enjoying family picnics against a beautiful backdrop of turquoise lakes and snow-capped peaks.
If you want to do any kind of watersport during the summer, then we recommend that you head for the nearby lakes where you can enjoy sailing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, standup paddleboarding or kayaking. For panoramic views and to experience the beauty and purity of nature, take the adjoining cable car to Murtel or Piz Corvatsch. Both are scenic starting points for hiking the Alps.
“The best view comes after the hardest climb.”
The footpath network of the Engadin is said to extend for 580 kilometers. No one knows the precise figure, but one thing is for sure: every kilometer is a unique experience of nature. Immerse yourself in the inspiring beauty of our landscapes while keeping a sharp eye for details. The paths are scattered with treasures, and with a little luck you can spot marmots, ibex or even an eagle.
Lace up your walking boots and you are ready for adventure! However you like to hike – with friends, with family, or solo with nothing but your thoughts for company – you will find trails to suit. Expect breathtaking views, a wealth of fauna and flora and an enchanting experience of the culture and landscapes of the Engadin: welcome to your spiritual home!
On the Engadin Tour Portal you can find many hiking-, running,- and bike tours.
Click here to be redirected to the tour portal.
If you want access to all the tours while you are outside, we recommend to download the “Outdooractive” app!
Mountain biking in the Engadin is in a class of its own. Bike transport up to the 3,057-metre Piz Nair; twisting trails to Italy with rides back by train; thrilling tours through forests and valleys, to mountain lakes and glaciers... Spoilt for choice? Just go with the flow – especially on Corviglia.
And for everyone, that would like some “support” while biking: On an e-bike, mountain biking is child’s play! Thanks to the powerful motor, you can go much further on any ride and explore landscapes you would not otherwise reach. An especially practical plus: thanks to optional support from the battery, bikers with different fitness levels will all enjoy riding together.
For an overview of the best biking trails please click here.
E Mountain biking
Did you bring your own (E-) Bike? In our garage you can find our Ski & Bike Room. There we provide bike racks, tools, pumps and the possibility to clean your bikes.
You didn’t bring your bike but you would like to do a bike tour nonetheless?
Our partner Skiservice Corvatsch (located 500m away from the hotel) rents out Mountain and E-Bikes. And since you are a guest of Nira Alpina, you will receive a 10% discount. For the official price list of Skiservice Corvatsch please click here.
- The world of biking
Whether you prefer mountain bikes or electric bikes, enjoy the trails or a leisurely biking tour around the lakes – the Engadin valley is the perfect destination for all kind of bike fans: 400 kilometres of pure riding pleasure.
Thanks to our partnership with Skiservice Corvatsch there are various bikes in different sizes at our guests’ disposal. Our hint: Directly next to Nira Alpina the Corvatsch cable car station takes you to 3303 metres above sea level. Bike transport is possible on the first section Corvatsch (Surlej - Murtèl) and only on the first mountain railway at 8.25 am and after 4.25 pm.
Nira Alpina guests receive 10% discount on the bike rental at Ski Service Corvatsch
- Water Experiences
Thanks to the legendary Maloja wind providing superb conditions on Lake Silvaplana at 1,800 metres (5,900 ft) above sea level, it is no wonder kiting, surfing and sailing is so popular amongst sporting enthusiasts.
More about summer experiences at the lake: silvaplana.ch
The Maloja wind allows wonderful sailing and windsurfing regattas all summer long. Winds can reach between 3 and 6 Beaufort, offering ideal lake conditions. Boats may be rented at Lake Sils for hourly use, should you have a sailing license.
When, in spring, the melting snow reveals the endless network of trails that lead across our region, runners are back in their element. Athletes use the Engadin for altitude training, leisure joggers enjoy the feel-good factor in the magnificent natural landscapes, and freedom-loving trail runners flee the asphalt in pursuit of natural highs. Welcome to the Engadin, heaven for runners!
- Sunday Hike with our General Manager
The Nira Alpina General Manager, Claudia Pronk, guides you every Sunday on a special hiking tour where you can admire the unique Engadin surroundings.
To take advantage of the free guided and accompanied hiking offer with our GM, please register until 6pm on Saturday at our Reception.
- Windsurfing and Kitesurfing
Mornings see Lake Silvaplana lying calm and serene with picturesque surroundings. From midday onwards, the Maloja wind blows up, providing ideal conditions attracting expert and advanced surfers to set their sails in Silvaplana.
Families and beginners tend to find more suitable conditions in Sils.
Windsurfing Silvaplana offers 3-hour group lessons across two consecutive days starting from CHF 240.00 per person
- Stand Up Paddling
Stand up paddling has been surging on a wave of popularity in recent years. Originally conceived with the idea of riding waves, the sport has evolved even further so that stand up paddling is now possible on lakes, too, as part of an enjoyable tour.
The Engadin mountain lakes in the morning hours make for a particularly idyllic experience.
One day rental: CHF 55 per person.
Alternatively you can participate in a mini tour with an introduction and a tour on the lake.
- Hiking tour with mountain sleepover
See the sunrise over the mountains from the comfort of a rustic mountain hut. Take the public bus until Maloja where you will start your hiking trip to the Forno hut. The path leads through a magnificent mountain landscape – from the forests of Maloja to the fields of Alpine roses and meadows above the Lägh da Cavloc.
From Maloja one follows a private road to Lägh da Cavloc and on to the Alp da Cavloc (cheese diary). During the last hour of climb you will find yourself stunningly close to the Forno glacier. As the path inclines it clears view to the flag on the mountain hut.
A great alternative for even more experienced hiker s- stay at the Georgy’s hut on Piz Languard at 3202 metres above sea level.
- Horse-drawn carriage ride in Val Fex
Enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride through unspoiled nature and splendid alpine flora. Journey from Fextal through the majestic Swiss stone pine and larch forest in the shadow to the stunning glacier world of Piz Fedoz and Piz Glüschaint.
A stop en route in Fex-Cresta allows a look at a beautiful mountain church, built in 1500, with its beautiful frescos created by an unknown Italian artist in 1511.
Starting from CHF 80 for 1 to 4 persons one-way and CHF 120 return.
- Engadin Kids Sports Camps
The hotel Nira Alpina offers this summer to children from 6 years of age the participation in the Engadin Kids Sport Camps in Silvaplana and surroundings.
From Monday to Friday, your kids can enjoy the many exciting outdoor activities, either full-day or half-day, such as stand-up paddling, canoeing, trampoline jumping and many more.
- For those who aim high: Via Ferrata Pontresina
The via ferratas La Resgia and Piz Trovat, along with the ropes course close to Pontresina and the additional 17 climbing parks in the area of Engadin St. Moritz, offer exciting climbing experiences not only for proficient climbers but also for beginners and families.
Our hint: La Resgia in Pontresina: Medium/intermediate climbing, single or accompanied by a professional from the local mountaineering school Pontresina.
Guided tour in groups of 3-6 persons: from CHF 140
- Whiskey Tasting
Experience different facets of this much-loved Irish and Scottish national drink with a broad selection of whiskey to choose from.
- Gin & Tonic Tasting
Experience this all-time favourite like never before, with a fun tasting option that will surprise all Gin lovers.
- Cooking Class
Want to take a little Nira Alpina cuisine home with you? Learn how to cook tasty Alpine dishes with our Executive Chef Dariusz and delight your taste buds when you get home.
Price available upon request, dependent on length of class and cooking level
- Summer Guide
Pure and sophisticated
Discover our enticing mountain retreat
As one of the most unique resorts in the Swiss Alps, Nira Alpina offers breathtaking views of untouched natural scenery and is the perfect place for both summer and winter adventures. And what's more, if you book directly on our website, you can take advantage of our best rate guarantee, early check-in, and complimentary Swiss pralines in your room.