For a wonderful vacation any time of the year holidaymakers might like to visit Lower Engadine/Val Müstair in Switzerland. Located on the eastern side of the country near the border with Italy, this area offers many exciting things for visitors to see and do. Here holidaymakers will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, chalets, apartments, B&Bs and campsites.
The areas of Lower Engadine and Val Mustair offer great year round activities and have excellent trails for hiking, cycling and horse riding. In the winter visitors can head to the ski slopes. As well as downhill skiing there is cross country skiing, snowmobiling, sledding and ice skating available in the area. Other popular activities here include paragliding, fishing, swimming, rafting, climbing and mountain biking. Numerous restaurants, bars and cafes offer fantastic food with a choice of local fare as well as delicious international dishes. Self catering holidaymakers can purchase food, drink and other provisions from stores and markets in the area.
Visitors to the area will find many interesting places to visit. For example in Val Mustair there is the Benedictine Covent of St John. This is a World Heritage Site and a couple more worth seeing in the canton are the Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona in the Alps; the Rhaetian Railway in the Albula/Bernina landscapes. Scuol is another great place to visit and is the main town of Lower Engadine. Here tourists can visit the Baselgia refurmada, the Chasa Wieland Nr. 29 and the Kurhaus Bad Tarasp. About an hour from Val Mustair is St. Moritz, which is the home of the famous Cresta Run. Also located here are the Segantini Museum and the ice cave at Piz Corvatsch. The largest city in Switzerland is Zurich, which is approximately two hours and 30 minutes away from Val Mustair and has many fantastic buildings, churches, museums and parks.
This is a cool part of Switzerland where the warmest months are June, July and August with an average temperature of just 11 degrees centigrade. The lowest temperatures are in January when the average temperatures are -10 degrees centigrade. August is the wettest month with an average of 95mm rainfall and there is usually significant snowfall in the winter.
Zurich International Airport (ZRH) is approximately three hour’s drive from Lower Engadine/Val Mustair. Flights arrive at Zurich from various international airports including Amsterdam (AMS), Athens (ATH), Berlin-Tegel (TXL), Brussels (BRU), Dublin (DUB), Lisbon (LIS), London-Gatwick (LGW), London-Heathrow (LHW), Madrid (MAD), Moscow, Sheremetyevo (SVO), New York (JFK), Paris-Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Stockholm-Arlanda (ARN), Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) and Vienna (VIE) amongst others. Several car hire firms are located at the airport including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Hertz, National/Alamo and Sixt.