As I mentioned in my previous post, it’s been a weird summer in Switzerland. Too rainy, not too hot. Lots of storms too! And with a baby, this kind of weather makes it difficult to plan short trips or holidays in the mountains… So when we saw a few sunny days in a row in the weather forecast, we booked a hotel and packed our bags. The destination, the valley of Engadin in canton Graubünden.
We’ve already been a few times in canton Graubünden before. It’s one of the biggest cantons in Switzerland and also, one of the less populated, so every trip to this region feels like going somewhere very remote. The valley of Engadin is a long high alpine valley at almost 2000m above the sea level. The valley is protected by high mountain ranges on both sides. Its large lakes, sunny climate and winds make the valley the perfect destination for many sports, from winter classics like ski to surprising ones like windsurf or kitesurf in summer!
We made Maloja our base for a few days of hiking in the mountains. The day we arrived, after a long car ride, we made an easy stroller-friendly hike from the top of Maloja Pass to one of the beautiful lakes close to the town of Maloja, the Cavloc lake, a beautiful alpine lake with stunning reflections and a little farm (where they sell incredible cheese, by the way!). After spending some time wandering around the lake, we went back to the hotel, just in time to see the clouds getting some color at sunset above the mountains of the Maloja Pass.
Here are some photos of the first day in Engadin. I hope you like them!