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Walking in Graubunden & the Engadine

Graubünden is a large Canton occupying the southeastern sector of Switzerland. It is generally mountainous, although there is only one peak, Piz Bernina, that exceeds the 'magic' 4000 metre mark. The River Rhine starts its journey to the sea from near Disentis in the west of the Canton. Graubünden is also notable as being the home Canton of Switzerland's only National Park.

map of Canton Graubunden

The following regions within the Canton are used to subdivide site content.

The Upper Engadine - centered around the towns of St.Moritz and Pontresina, this valley provides some wonderful walking. In addition to high mountains scoured by accessible glaciers, there are also pleasant lakeside strolls and interesting villages to visit. With ample mechanical means of accessing higher ground, there is no excuse for walkers not to enjoy walks above the valley floor.

The Lower Engadine is part of the Engadin valley, through which flows the River Inn and is located in the eastern part of Graubünden. The area is in complte contrast to the more rugged mountains of the Upper Engadine. The River Inn flows gently down the valley through a very different landscape. To the right of the valley are the Lower Engadin Dolomites which are jagged, densely forested and steep mountains. Also in this area is Switzerland's only National Park. The left side of the valley is in complete contrast with a more rounded landscape with high-level terraces, where most of the villages can be found.