Exert yourself with sport – then relax and recharge
On the mountain, ready, go!
Scaling the peaks and speeding down the slopes, with a stunning view and a clear head: the Engadine is naturally quite sporty and provides the ideal setting for activities and training at any level. Whether in summer or winter, holidaymakers and sports enthusiasts ready to get outdoors and get active will find a wealth of prepared trails and slopes all around the high valley in one of Switzerland’s most enthralling natural sceneries. The Giardino Mountain power retreat is located right in the middle of the action, and as a sophisticated starting point offers everything you need to recharge your batteries. Simply unbeatable as a team.
Giardino Mountain is located in the Swiss Alps’ most breathtaking setting – the Engadine. The high valley is one of Europe’s highest inhabited valleys. A stunning natural landscape of rugged yet harmonious beauty awaits everybody who makes their way to the Alpine region between Corvatsch and Julier. For sports enthusiasts, in particular, this corner of the world away from the villages is perfect for taking on the challenges of the local terrain. The lake scenery, Alpine meadows, Swiss pine forests and glaciers set the tone here during the summer months. In winter, it is the snow that dominates. A place to put your own strengths to the test and become part of the surrounding nature during your tour.
Whether acute wanderlust, a chronic case of excess energy or a progressive urge to set out on a journey of discovery, our Power Guide is the right choice for satisfying any sporting mood. The Power Guide, being the local expert among the Giardino employees, knows the region and everything it has to offer like no other. As your personal tour guide, trainer or coach, the Power Guide knows the perfect outdoor sports and activities for all our hotel guests. Always available, always full of good ideas, and never boring! Which mountain bike trail is particularly exciting? Which ski run is suitable for families? And who can actually show you what this kitesurfing is all about? Our Power Guide knows.
Behind every successful athlete there is usually an unbeatable team. A team that works to ensure perfect preparation on site and allows you to focus on the experience at hand in a carefree manner. Discover incomparable trails and paths, try out new equipment or keep your own gear in top condition – at Giardino Mountain, you can do all this with no effort:
For runners: Giardino training trails developed by Nicola Spirig (as a map or GPS file) • Free On running shoe test • Laundry service for training gear (CHF 3 per person, per day)
For bikers: Giardino training trails developed by Nicola Spirig (as a map or GPS file) • Lockable bike store • Indoor bike wash (free of charge) • Rental service for mountain bikes, e-bikes and kids’ bikes • Laundry service for training gear (CHF 3 per person, per day)
Goals are there to be achieved. Our sports partners are there to help you set new limits. The Giardino sports partners are professional athletes or innovative sports brands that have established their international reputation by demonstrating determination and perseverance. They share their knowledge and products with everybody looking to find sporting inspiration at Giardino Mountain and push their performance to new limits.
An ambitious athlete from a young age, Nicola won her first two international triathlon titles at the age of 17. In 2012, the now qualified lawyer secured her place in sporting history in London, winning Olympic gold in the closest finish of all time. A second medal followed in Rio in 2016. The mother of two supports youth sport and is a sought-after expert in connection with sporting issues.
Nicola says: “Giardino Mountain is an ideal starting point. You can set out directly on wonderful running and bike trails, have the weights room right in the hotel, and are next to the lake. The perfect breakfast buffet provides you with the power required to train at high altitudes, while the beautiful spa offers a professional setting for recovery and relaxation.”
Nicola has put together special running and cycling courses for Giardino Mountain, which can be used as training trails by athletes of all abilities. She can often be found training herself around the hotel.
The Swiss founders of On struck gold in their search for the perfect running feeling: a shoe that astonishes and helps numerous top athletes to achieve new records at world championships. The basic idea is revolutionary: land softly, push off hard. The result is a running sensation that makes the ground beneath your feet feel like clouds. On shoes are now available in more than 50 countries and have been recognised globally with design and technology awards.
Founder Caspar says: “You can go for a run anywhere. But the area around Giardino Mountain makes you feel like you are flying. The hotel itself is like our shoe: surprising, innovative and casual. Emphasis is placed on fun, and it would be just great to take the employees on a run with you.”
On provides Giardino Mountain with running shoes for trial runs. Runners can test the shoes extensively, and if they like what they feel they can of course also purchase them directly. Selected models are now available on site in the Giardino shop.
At FOCUS, everything revolves – in the very truest sense of the word – around providing the ultimate cycling experience. The bike and its rider should come together to form a perfect unit. Every turn of the crank and every kilometre covered on their performance bikes therefore feels unique. The German brand has its roots in racing bikes, but it is now also difficult to imagine the mountain bike scene without it. Countless test wins and a loyal group of followers make it irreplaceable.
Founder Mike says: “The air in the Engadine has something mystical about it. It drives you on. No matter whether you are descending or ascending a peak. Nevertheless, you are always happy to get back to the hotel. Riders and their bikes are simply in the best possible hands at Giardino Mountain. A great hotel, likeable employees and a nonchalant atmosphere.”
FOCUS provides Giardino Mountain with its latest models. These are available for bikers to rent for a fee. For tours, cross rides and trekking – or for e-bike adventures.
High-altitude training in the Engadine produces many a surprising performance. It is therefore high time to measure yourself against other enthusiasts. In the region around St. Moritz, a number of sporting events and competitions, primarily held in summer, have become established in recent years and provide committed amateur athletes, in particular, with spectacular experiences. With our special sport packages, both participants and their companions are optimally provided for at Giardino Mountain. And for those looking for something tailored precisely to their needs, there is Giardino Unique. Here, everyone is a winner.
The St. Moritz Triathlon for the sprint distance is to be held already for the fourth time. A swim of 500 metres in Lake St. Moritz, a bike ride of 20 kilometres in the Upper Engadine and a 6-kilometre run through the picturesque Staz forest make for a unique course. The competitions can be entered on an individual or on a team basis. The St. Moritz Triathlon weekend inspires competitors and spectators in equal measure.
It is the children who traditionally kick off the St. Moritz Triathlon weekend. Boys and girls aged between 5 and 14 swim at the Ovaverva Sports Centre, ride their bikes and then run on the polo field. Cheered on by hundreds of spectators, they are greeted there by Olympic champion Nicola Spirig.
Nonchalant, fresh and charismatic: the Giardino hotels cater to the spirit of the times and also meet the most discerning of expectations. Over time, a unique network comprising prominent guests and partners has thus been established, providing direct access to fascinating personalities and renowned brands. The result is one-of-a-kind experiences away from the mainstream that are all conceived individually and offered on an exclusive basis. This is Giardino Unique.
Lush green, turquoise lakes and a majestic panorama: the mountain summer in the Engadine is simply perfect for sporting activities. While summer in the lowlands is approached in a more sedate fashion and the cities fill up with tourists, the area around Giardino Mountain offers perfect training temperatures and allows guests to enjoy the energising calm of the surrounding nature. Simply perfect for sporting fun or a focused training programme. Giardino Mountain provides support in the form of first-class equipment and professional knowledge.
Get your running shoes on and off you go. Running is arguably sport in its rawest form. As easy as it is to get into running, it opens up an elaborate world of opportunities – and these can be found in no small number at Giardino Mountain. In addition to its diverse terrains suitable for every training level and type, Giardino Mountain also offers its own training trails that have been developed in cooperation with Olympic triathlon champion Nicola Spirig as well as trial runs with the Swiss running shoe brand On. What more could those aiming for new records ask for?
Made for runners: From the hotel directly onto the running trails of the Upper Engadine • Giardino training trails developed by Nicola Spirig for every training level • Free trial run with On running shoes • Laundry service for training gear (CHF 3 per person, per day) • On-site support from the Giardino Power Guide • A hearty breakfast buffet and fresh fruit throughout the day • Use of the dipiù Spa, including the fitness, pool and sauna areas • Energising and revitalising massages (from CHF 75)
If the bike did not already exist, it would need to be invented as a matter of urgency because the Engadine is simply perfect for fun on two wheels. Breathtaking panoramas on Alpine mountain bike routes, high-adrenaline fun on the descents of the flow trails or effective high-altitude training in the high valley.
Those who do not bring their own bikes can pick up one of the latest FOCUS Bikes models from the Giardino fleet. And those who have specific goals in terms of improving their performance can complete a few laps on the training trails of Olympic triathlon champion Nicola Spirig. Make way!
Made for bikers: From the hotel directly onto the bike trails of the Upper Engadine • Bike fleet with models from FOCUS Bikes that are free to rent (adults and children) • Giardino training trails developed by Nicola Spirig for every training level • Indoor bike wash (free of charge) • Lockable bike store for your own bike • Laundry service for training gear (CHF 3 per person, per day) • On-site support from the Giardino Power Guide • A hearty breakfast buffet and fresh fruit throughout the day • Use of the dipiù Spa, including the fitness, pool and sauna areas • Energising and revitalising massages (from CHF 75)
Giardino Mountain is an Alpine retreat for the body and mind. The latter is often subjected to particular demands during our everyday lives, and now and again requires active relief in order to remain balanced. The weekly yoga sessions and regular yoga retreats help you learn to switch off, let go and be at one with yourself without distraction. For greater balance and well-being. Namaste!
Made for yogis: Weekly yoga sessions as a group or private lesson • Meditation lessons • Yoga equipment on site (mats, singing bowls, cushions) • Giardino yoga trainers • Various yoga retreats with different partners (Athayoga, beyondyoga and Pop Up Yoga) • A hearty or Ayurvedic breakfast buffet and fresh fruit throughout the day • Use of the dipiù Spa, including the fitness, pool and sauna areas • Energising and revitalising massages and Ayurvedic massages (from CHF 75)
The ski area around St. Moritz can look back on a proud sporting history. It has achieved worldwide fame as the host of Olympic Games and the Alpine World Ski Championships. It in fact really doesn’t take much: simply perfect snow and a breathtaking setting. And St. Moritz has this in spades. Thanks to its altitude and modern snow cannon systems, the resort is deemed reliable when it comes to guaranteed snow. Whether on the slopes, cross-country skiing trails or the lake, you can find optimal conditions for snow activities everywhere. A sporting winter wonderland – and Giardino Mountain is located right at the heart of it.
Who invented it? The Norwegians. In the Engadine, however, you start to doubt whether this is actually the case. Winter sports enthusiasts can enjoy a total of 88 spectacular slopes at the four large ski resorts of Corviglia/Piz Nair, Corvatsch, Diavolezza/Lagalb and Zuoz as well as at five smaller resorts. The Giardino Power Guide knows them all, takes over the planning and, where necessary, also provides state-of-the-art equipment from Ivo’s Sportshop located right opposite. Who invented it? Giardino Mountain.
Made for skiers: Access to more than 80 slopes in the area • Discounted ski passes (subject to certain conditions) • Day trips, ski courses and equipment (subject to a fee) • On-site support from the Giardino Power Guide • A hearty breakfast buffet and modern food offering • Use of the dipiù Spa, including the fitness, pool and sauna areas • Energising and revitalising massages (from CHF 75)
Once upon a time there was cross-country skiing. Today, it is fashionably called “skating” or “Nordic cruising”. However, this really doesn’t change anything: on narrow skis and with dynamic, powerful movements, guests can still zip along the 230 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails that cut through the Engadine winter wonderland. The sport is not for those who are quickly short of breath. With a muscle activation level of 95%, it is one of the most effective forms of sport there is. Especially spectacular is the 12-kilometre lake trail that passes Lake Sils, Lake Silvaplana and Lake Champfèr. And starting pretty much right at the front door of Giardino Mountain – no need for a lift or queuing.
Made for cross-country skiers: Access to more than 230 kilometres of cross-country skiing trails in the direct vicinity • Day trips, ski courses and equipment (subject to a fee) • On-site support from the Giardino Power Guide • A hearty breakfast buffet and a modern food offering • Use of the dipiù Spa, including the fitness, pool and sauna areas • Energising and revitalising massages (from CHF 75)
Virgin snow, icy silence and the unbeatable feeling of being the first to leave your tracks on the mountainside – this is heli-skiing. First soar above the majestic Alps with the Mountainflyers Airbus helicopter and then glide through the fresh deep snow in deserted surroundings. Both on their own are a very special experience, but when combined together the adrenaline rush is all the more unforgettable. Participation is possible as part of the heli-skiing weeks or exclusively on request. Ready? Set, jump!
Made for adventurers: Descents possible in the ski resorts of the Upper Engadine, Clariden-Hüfifirn, the Bernese Oberland and Zermatt • State-of-the-art Airbus helicopter technology thanks to partnership with Mountainflyers • Preparation and supervision by experienced heli-skiing guides • Heli-skiing weeks for a multi-day adrenaline rush • On-site support from the Giardino Power Guide • A hearty breakfast buffet and a modern food offering • Use of the dipiù Spa, including the fitness, pool and sauna areas • Energising and revitalising massages (from CHF 75)