Summer sports in Pontresina

Summer sports in Pontresina

Hiking, biking, outdoors, mountain experiences

Chequered shirts, red socks, and a walking stick—this old-fashioned image of hiking is now very much a thing of the past. Today it’s just a case of switching off your smartphone and laptop and heading out into the beauty of nature. And that’s exactly what Pontresina is perfect for: With its 580-kilometre network of hiking trails and 400 kilometres of bike trails, it is one of the most popular hiking and biking destinations in Switzerland... And that’s not all!

More summer activities

Get an overview of the diverse range of summer activities on the Pontresina website:

Our summer tips

1. Ibex paradise Pontresina

Beastly beautiful! Every year in spring, one of the largest ibex colonies in the Alps is attracted to the outskirts of Pontresina. Directly on the meadows above the Hotel Steinbock, the majestic animals graze on the lush grass. A unique experience. Learn more

2. Hut-Hopping

In the mood for mountain hut-hopping? Above Pontresina, on the lower Schafberg, a visit to the Munt da la Bês-cha mountain hut can be wonderfully combined with a little trip to the Chamanna Segantini. Here you can enjoy fine hut dishes in combination with a fantastic view.

3. Gateway to the South

The south within reach: From Pontresina, the UNESCO World Heritage railway line takes you to Tirano (Italy) and back. With gelati e caffè on the piazza, immerse yourself in the Italian atmosphere and round off the day at the Walther Trattoria.

4. Albigna Reservoir

Simply imposing: The gigantic Albigna dam serves to generate green electricity for the valley. Float up with the aerial cable car and marvel at a guided tour inside the dam. Thirsty? In 45 minutes you can hike to the Albigna hut.

5. Alpine brunch, please! 

Enjoy the alpine brunch at the Morteratsch alpine show dairy. This wonderful place in the middle of nature is located near the Morteratsch railway station. With regional products, cheese and cakes, no wish remains unfulfilled. Daily 9:30 to 12:00 (except Monday).