The Aletsch Glacier is Central Europe's largest glacier. On its Southern flank there is a unique kind of nature reserve. This interesting hike connects Kühboden on beautiful hiking trails to the Aletsch Forest. The views onto the glacier and the surrounding mountains are overwhelming.
Malcantone, the gently curving, densely overgrown, domed hilly landscape, that curves up from Lake Lugano to Monte Lema, derived its livelihood for centuries mainly from one product: the chestnut. The ancient chestnut groves still exist today and are well maintained. Thick, gnarled trees, rising from a yellow-brown carpet of ferns, transform the mountain valley into a park landscape.
Zemez is situated in the upper part of the Lower Engadine. It is the starting point of many hiking tours leading to the National Park. But even the tours on flat terrain along the Inn River are very scenic.
Starting from the spa resort of Scuol, the route leads past the mighty Tarasp Castle up to picturesque Ardez. An imposing tower watches over the idyllic village. Meadows speckled with colourful flowers alternate with shady pine forests in the valley cut by the river Inn. Vistas of the magnificent Lower Engadine mountainscape come repeatedly into view along the way.