Coach rides through wonderful forests and over a variety of tracks. Romantic night rides in carriages drawn by either one or two horses proceed along the banks of the Inn, far away from traffic.
Next to the Paradies the round track for classic and skating cross-country skiing starts. Of the total distance of 6.5 km long distance, about 2 km are lighted and can be used during the night. The wonderful, sunny panorama loipe offers a view on the Piz Pisoc, into the Valley Val Scharl and on the Piz Lischana.
Golf and Wintergolf
The Vulpera golf course in the Alps is located at an altitude of 1,270 metres, only 15 minutes from the Paradies. Beautifully situated in the midst of such breath-taking surroundings, golfing here becomes both a sport and a nature excursion. This well maintained 9-hole course is sufficiently varied and provides several sporting challenges, not only in summer, but also in winter, when deep in snow.
Ice skating / Ice hockey
The sports ground Trü in Scuol has an artificial and a natural ice field available for ice skating, ice hockey and curling. Ice skates and hockey sticks can be borrowed. Also there are beginner and advanced classes for ice skating.
Ice stock sport
During day and night – many natural ice fields in the lower Engadine offer the opportunity to do ice stock sport.
No, you will not actually be riding them across the snowy winter or lush summer landscapes of the Lower Engadine. The lamas will be your personal companions, engaged to carry your load whilst trekking.
Schloss Tarasp - Tarasp Castle
Some exertion is required to reach Tarasp castle, which was built between the 10th and 11th centuries on a prominent hilltop. The access path meanders steeply up to the main gate. Guided tours through the historic complex are conducted by an enthusiastic team, that allows visitors to travel through the past for an insight into the lives of our ancestors. The romantic castle chapel is still in use for weddings.
On the Saturday before the first Monday in February, “Schüschaiver” is celebrated in Ftan, which is a festival to celebrate the swearing-in of the municipal authority. In the morning, the single men of the village start the day with traditional woodcutting. Once this work is done, they return to the village with their horse-drawn carts loaded with hand-cut wood. In the evening, the wood will be drawn by lot and the revenue raised will go to the local youth organisation. In the afternoon, the young villagers gather in Ftan Pitschen, dressed in their festive Engadine livery. The major will then select a couple to march behind the village orchestra to the school building; they will then stay together throughout the afternoon and evening as a dancing couple. In between a number of student performances, the elected municipal authority is required to swear an oath with a handshake. Once the political ceremony is completed, the Schüschaiver ball with live music begins.
Skiing and carving in Motta Naluns
With two cable cars from Scuol and a chairlift from Ftan you reach the winter sport area Motta Naluns where you can use 11 more installations. From challenging slopes, escarpments and mogul fields towards soft downhill skiing slopes through larch forest and wide areas of deep powdery snow – on total 80 km the opportunities are endless. Very beautiful is also the 10 km long ski-run to Sent in the lower ski area. Children and beginners can use the exercise lift just a few minutes from the hotel. Here you can practice skiing for free.
In the lower Engadine every town offers a sledge way. In total 33 km well-prepared trails invite you to unforgettable tours on two vats. Especially mentionable is the artificial snow covered route from Prui to Ftan with a length of 3,5 km.
Located in the ski area Motta Naluns is a fun park with jumps, obstacles, quarter pipes and rails. The first Swiss snowboard school was founded in Ftan. Beginners and professionals can improve their skills in the park.
Equipped with modern snowshoes and accompanied by a local guide you discover the wild-romantic nature of the Engadine. With these shoes you get access to areas, which are normally unreachable, and while you are hiking you encounter not only ibex.
Swiss National Park
Hunting is strictly prohibited in the Swiss National Park. There are no trees cut and no meadows mown. The landscape has remained unchanged for the last 5000 years.
The first Alpine National Park in Central Europe was created in 1914. The Swiss National Park has much to offer within an area of 172 square kilometres:
- 80 km hiking trails
- wildlife observation
- nature trails
- guided tours
- nature studies
Inmitten der Engadiner Bergwelt kann man auch im Winter Tennis spielen. Die Tennishalle des Hochalpinen Instituts in Ftan verfügt über drei Indoor-Plätze.
Thermal Bath Scuol
One of the most modern and beautiful swimming pools in the Engadine offers Scuol. You can relax in a heated outdoor pool with stunning views on the surrounding peaks. Alternatively, you may prefer the indoor pool, grottos, steam baths, brine bath, Jacuzzis or Roman Irish bath.
Winter hiking around Ftan
The holiday region Engadine Scuol offers over 136 km well-marked and prepared winter hiking trails.