Thanks to the Vereina Tunnel with its car transfer, the Lower Engadine can also quickly and safely be reached in the winter. The Lower Engadine, which is far from the large tourist destinations, remains a peaceful valley in contrast to the exclusive Upper Engadine. Scuol with its historical districts and the health and adventure spa of Bogn Engadina is the center of the Lower Engadine.
The village of Zernez, as “Gateway to the National Park”, is the ideal starting point for voyages of discovery to Switzerland’s largest nature reserve and its plethora of Alpine flora and fauna. Samnaun is the only customs-free oasis in Switzerland. The locality offers a variety of thematic trails in a pristine landscape in the summer. In the winter, it is popular because of the extensive common skiing arena with the Austrian Ischgl.
One can well enjoy the valley of the young Inn on foot, by bike or by raft. The hiking tour on the Engadine Mountain Trail “Via Engiadina” is over 60 kilometers from Maloja to Scuol. It runs along the sunny side of the Inn Valley and is on the section in the Lower Engadine regarded as one of the most beautiful hiking experiences in Switzerland. If you prefer to explore the Inn Valley on the saddle of a bicycle, choose the Inn Bicycle Trail, which begins in St. Moritz and ends in Budapest. Without a doubt, the wild water canyons of the Inn River are the best rafting stretches of the Alps from the end of May to the end of September.
The Lower Engadine is a paradise for inveterate mountain pass cyclists. In Susch, not far from Zernez begins the ascent to the Flüela Pass that at 2383 meters links the Lower Engadine with Davos. The Ofen Pass runs through the Swiss National Park to the Münster Valley, where the Umbrail Pass leads to the Stilfserjoch. An attractive day trip in the three-country-corner of Switzerland - Italy - Austria takes you through the Münster Valley to the Italian Vinschgau, via the Reschen Pass, and after a few kilometers through Austrian territory, you return to the Lower Engadine.
- Swiss National Park – largest protected area in Switzerland, it has a unique wealth of Alpine flora and fauna in the untouched mountain world of the Lower Engadine.
- Engadin Bad Scuol – the spa resort and sauna landscape with a magnificent view of the imposing mountain has Switzerland’s first Roman-Irish baths.
- Samnaun – Switzerland’s only customs-free oasis boasts a multifaceted landscape and a winter sports arena shared with Ischgl/A.
- Castle Tarasp – landmark of the lower Engadine, it is a picture-book castle built in the 11th century on a one-hundred-meter-high rock that dominates the landscape.
- Ancient villages such as Guarda, Sent and Ftan – picturesque villages with typical, richly decorated Engadine houses on the sunny side of the Lower Engadine.