Helicopter transfer to St Moritz takes just 1 hour and 30 minutes from Courchevel. The spectacular scenery makes the alluring destination a popular alternative to beach resorts and very popular in the summer months. Renowned for its stunning lakes, the resort attracts discerning travels, who indulge in hiking, watersports, climbing and other recreational activities. Spending your summer holiday at the lakes in St Moritz is a sure way to experience something truly unforgettable.
The largest lake is Lake Sils, which has a surface are of over 4.1 km² and is surrounded by rolling mountains and lush woodland forest. During the summer months the lake has daily scheduled passenger boats to ferry tourists and hikers across its shores, from Sils Maria to Maloja via Chaste, Plaun da Lei and Isola. Interestingly this is Europe’s highest passenger boat service and the best way to achieve stunning views of the valley. A fantastic hiking and cycling route, The Upper Engadine lake tour, rings around Lake Sils and can be followed by bicycle, skates or even a motorcycle. It starts in St Moritz itself and passes by Champfer, Silvaplana and Sils before winding its way up to Maloja – the perfect way to stretch your legs after a helicopter transfer. Visitors to the area are in illustrious company with famous German philosopher, Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche a keen tourist and rumour has it that the bench where he used to ponder during the summer months still located beneath the larches at the Chaste peninsula.
The region’s second largest lake, Lake Silvaplana, is a 3.1km long, 1.4km wide fresh water lake and surprisingly more of an active destination than its bigger neighbour. This is mainly thanks to the famed ‘Maloja wind’ that is funnelled through the valley and creates the perfect environment for kitesurfing. In fact the conditions are so idyllic that this has quickly become one of Europe’s premier kitesurfing locations. Kitesurfing and windsurfing equipment can be rented from the town for a minimum fee and the lake’s watersports community are only too happy to help beginners give it a go. Stunning hiking trails surrounds Lake Silvaplana; it was here that Nietzsche gained inspiration for many of his greatest ideas.
The closest lake to St Moritz is the creatively named Lake St Moritz. Whilst considerably smaller than its neighbours of the Upper Engadin valley, the lake is full of events and activities, although the majority such as horse racing, polo, skijoring, ice-skating and ice cricket do tend to take place during the winter. That’s not to say that those who take a helicopter transfer up from the coast won’t have plenty to do. In the summer months, holidaymakers can try sailing, rowing and windsurfing on its surface, as well as tennis, minigolf, horse riding and whole host of other events around its edges.
There really is something for everyone all year round in this delightful Swiss paradise and considering how easy a helicopter transfer makes it to get to St Moritz from Nice, Cannes and many other destinations, it simply must be at the top of your summer holiday destinations.
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