St. Moritz in Switzerland – one of the most famous winter sports resort towns worldwide and THE meeting point for the international jet set. Many luxury hotels lure countless tourists to the 5,000-inhabitant community – especially in winter.
But the region around the resort town has much more to offer. At an altitude of around 1.800 meters, Engadine high valley with its many lakes and hiking trails, is a popular summer meeting point for caravan tourists.
Step out of the RV and step into nature. At the foot of the nearly 3,500 meter high Corvatsch mountain lies the Silsersee, perfect for long walks. Thanks to the gradual slopes, it is also suitable for less experienced hikers. A short side trip to the Isola peninsula is well worth it. Here the goat cheese Mascarpin (pronounced “Maschkarpinn”) is manufactured using traditional methods. The recipe comes from a time when cheese cultures in the lab had not yet been discovered, without additives.
After this culinary stop, a trip to the Viamala Gorge about 70 kilometers away is a must. This particular route across the Alps was used back in Roman times. The name of the approximately seven kilometer long section means “bad way”, derived from Romansh, one of the official languages here in the canton of Graubunden.
The way back to St. Moritz is pure driving fun. Via the Julierpass, you arrive at an altitude of almost 2,300 meters accompanied by a picturesque view of the Engadin Valley.
The drive leads down to the small village of Silvaplana. Directly on the banks of the Silvaplana sea, you can relax and unwind after an eventful day.
And when the nights at 1,800 meters get a little chilly, even in summer, it is still worth it to stay overnight at one of the local campsites. The view when you wake up the next morning, impressively shows the charm that caravanning has for many.