Tucked away in the southeast corner of Switzerland’s largest Canton (Graubunden), Pontresina is a relaxing getaway in the Italian and Romansch speaking territory just north of Tirano, Italy. For those choosing the Glacier Express Tour, you will be treated to a mountain paradise that’s a favorite of Swiss vacationers and Hollywood celebrities headed for the luxury hotels in nearby St. Moritz. The train ride alone is worth the trip to Pontresina with stunning views of the Swiss Alps and their picture-perfect surroundings. Of course your Tour 3 adventure includes hikes through flower-filled meadows and enchanting mountain-scapes, as well as a pleasant walk to the base of one of Europe’s largest remaining alpine glaciers. It’s an amazing sight that most hikers never witness for themselves and an experience you will treasure for a lifetime. Visit our Facebook page for pictures taken during the 2014 hiking season.
Guests of Switzerland Hiking Tours are treated to 4-Star accommodations at the gorgeous and recently renovated Pontresina Sporthotel. After a day on the trail there’s no better place in Pontresina to come home to than the Sporthotel. Rejuvenate in the spa, cleanse those pores in the steam room, or lay back on a lounge chair, take in the view, and enjoy a glass of wine as the chef prepares your four-course gourmet evening meal. Click the link to learn more. http://www.sporthotel.ch/en/