To be discovered and explored in the heart of the enchanting Engadin Valley on the southern side of Lake Sils, we find Maloja. Situated on a steep mountain slope after which it is named ( at an altitude of 1817 m), Maloja is almost certainly one of the most charming regions in Switzerland.?
This picturesque village, of incomparable harmony, is an ideal spot for both sporting and peacefully relaxing holidays in summer and winter.
There are a variety of places to visit and amazing sights to see in the surrounding area: a scenic nature reserve with the Belvedere Tower, some beautiful glacier mills, the Roman-built road leading to Casaccia (Bregaglia valley), and the boundary forming watersheds between Inn, Julia and Maira
One cannot ignore the fact that Maloja is the starting point of the popular annual Engadine Ski Marathon (cross-country skiing) open to skiers willing to test their stamina coupled with a desire for competitive enjoyment.?There are many places to visit and things to see in the surrounding area: nature reserve with Belvedere tower, some beautiful glacier mills, the Roman road leading to Casaccia (Bregaglia valley), and the boundary forming waterways between Inn, Julia and Maira. Also, Maloja is the starting point for the Engadine Marathon (cross-country skiing).
Summer activities In summer, Maloja is truly magnificent. This region enjoys a particularly favourable climate and at the same time offers numerous leisure activities and delightful walks. Thanks to the unique Maloja wind, Lake Silvaplana (10 km.) is a paradise for surfing, sailing and wind-surfing. Other possible activities in the area include fitness centres, tennis, fresh-water river fishing, climbing, mountain-biking, adventure trip…New trend 2019: trail running! Directly from our residence, fantastic trails throughout the Engadine.
Winter activities In winter, the region loses absolutely none of its allure with its excellent sun and snow conditions. The Maloja ski runs (Aela) are still regarded as insider spots in the Engadin Valley as it is right here that skiers have the enormous advantage of reveling in this exhilarating sport “far from the madding crowd” and at the same time feeling immersed in a part of Switzerland with a rich & fascinating cultural heritage.?2 children’s ski lifts, ice-skating on the naturally frozen lake, snow tubing, tobogganing and amazing breathtaking mountain walks. The snow glistens along the entire 200 km long cross-country trail, which leads past lakes through rugged, romantic lateral valleys.?All these exceptional entertainment treats should be reason enough to take part in the Engadin Ski Marathon, the world's second largest open cross-country skiing race or to explore this wintry wonderland at a more leisurely pace. The cross-country trail to Plaun Canin passing Lake Cavloccio is fairly demanding but equally stunning and breathtaking, making it a truly worthwhile & unforgettable experience.
More information on: www.engadin.stmoritz.ch