This bewitching Engadin village offers an idyllic base for family holidays. Its charm is hard to resist: visitors encounter nothing but tranquillity and nature.
Located in the heart of the high valley of the Engadin, Bever is celebrated for its story-telling traditions – indeed, the whole village looks like an open picture-book, with its enchanted hideaways, its tiny windows sunk deep into mighty façades, and its natural sculptures of ice hanging from roofs and flights of steps. Overlooking all this is the mighty renovated church spire, piercing the blue sky and with its bells marking the passage of time, which seems to move a little more slowly here than elsewhere.
Visitors seeking the ultimate in tranquillity can take the path to Spinas, four kilometres (2.5 miles) away, at the southern portal of the Albula railway tunnel. Or hike along the carefully maintained winter walking trail, set off on cross-country skis along tracks prepared daily, or don snowshoes and venture across the snow-blanketed meadows. Here, the path really is the goal.
Hotels and holiday homes in Bever