Autumn has well and truly arrived, so there’s not much time left for leaf peeping. Though North America may be famous for its fall leaves, the colour of the trees is equally striking in Switzerland and it’s so much closer to home. So grab your suitcase and go!
Grand Hotel Kronenhof (www.kronenhof.com) in Pontresina, which is located in the heavily wooded Upper Engadine Valley, has a special package valid till 20 October to make it possible to witness this phenomenon. The package includes dinner, bed and breakfast, complimentary use of the hotel’s stunning spa facilities, a 10% discount on spa treatments and unlimited use of all the mountain railways in the Engadine/St Moritz area, so that guests can easily get out into wooded areas. Prices start from CHF 415 (approx £275) per night for two people sharing a beautiful double room; guests must stay a minimum of two nights.
The Engadine, protected by high Alpine mountains on all sides, is famous for its sunny climate and beautiful landscapes (Engadine in local Romantsch dialect means The Garden of the Inn River, as the valley is a veritable treasure trove of greenery), making it the perfect European destination to witness autumn colours set against clear blue skies. What are you waiting for? Get booking.