The Upper Engadine boasts a number of swimming facilities perfect for taking a dip throughout the summer months, including stunning natural mountain lakes.
BELLAVITA POOL & SPA IN PONTRESINA
The Bellavita Pool in Pontresina, 20 metres from the Sporthotel, is an Alpine-style water adventure. The modern indoor swimming pool and spacious wellness area cater to sports activities as well as leisure and relaxation.
Serious swimmers can train in the reserved lanes; others can relax, play, or take part in the aqua gym classes – all in the 25-metre swimming pool that is kept at a pleasant 28°C. Or take the plunge from the one-metre springboard into the deeper pool.
Guests staying at the Sporthotel benefit from a reduced admission fee (CHF 9.50 instead of CHF 11.00).
Every Thursday from 19:00-20:00, the Bellavita offers a training session for adults who wish to improve or learn efficient swimming techniques (breaststroke, front crawl, backstroke, butterfly). No prior registration required.
The Lej Marsch is one of the Engadine’s most renowned lakes. Bathers particularly enjoy its wind-sheltered location and the small beach on the northern bank. A jetty, barbecue stations, toilets and showers complete the picture. In warm weather, the lake warms up to 20-21°C.
Lake Staz – The highest beach in the world
Situated in a clearing in the forest of Staz between Pontresina and St. Moritz, the idyllic Lej da Staz is the perfect venue for an Alpine swim. One of the oldest Alpine lakes, the Lej da Staz is the highest beach in the world – accessible by bike or on foot in 20 to 45 minutes. A children's playground and barbecue facilities are available. Special tip: combine your morning jog with a swim.