Holidays in Pontresina - Switzerland
Alpine village on a sheltered and sunny mountain plateau in the Upper Engadin
The Alpine village of Pontresina lies at the mouth of the Bernina Valley, on a sheltered and sunny mountain plateau in the Upper Engadin. With its reputation for hosting climbers due to the excellent access to the high Alps experiencing marvellous views of the Bernina range and the glittering reflections of the lakes of the Engadin plain.
From Pontresina you can enjoy one of the most famous walks in Switzerland from Muottas Muragl to Alp Languard and down to Pontresina. All the attractions of the fashionable resort of St. Moritz is close by linked by rail or bus.
The Engadin Inclusive Card offers FREE and unlimited travel during the summer which gives you access on the cable cars and mountain railways to experience stunning walking and sightseeing.
The charm of this historical mountain village with its typical Engadin houses and belle époque buildings is bound to impress with its inspiring backdrop of the Bernina massif. Pontresina is a place of tranquillity - summer in the mountains with culinary delights!
Piz Bernina at 4,049m, the highest peak in the eastern Alps, is a wonderful sight to behold, standing as it does alongside Palü, Roseg and Bellavista, so that walkers, climbers, mountaineers cannot help but look up in admiration. The proximity to Italy and a favourable climate with plenty of sunshine and mild, dry weather makes a health resort known for the quality of its air. Pontresina encourages visitors to take a deep breath and relax. Click here for a recommended walk from Pontresina, with a mountain restaurant en route.
Pontresina is a great destination for two of Switzerland’s famous scenic journeys, the Glacier Express and the Bernina Express. The world famous Glacier Express operates to Brig and Zermatt which make ideal two or multi centre holidays whilst the UNESCO World Heritage Bernina Express offers day trips to Tirano in Italy. Why not travel all the way to Lugano in the Italian region of Switzerland and enjoy a few days by the lake.
Staying in Pontresina or St. Moritz? ....
Use public transport FREE of charge!
The Engadin Inclusive Card is issued on arrival to all our guests staying at least 1 night. This fantastic card gives you FREE travel on 13 cable cars, funiculars and chairlifts. In addition you also have free travel on local Rhaetian Railways (2nd class), PostBuses and St. Moritz town buses.
The main funiculars and cable cars are open mid June to mid October.