In the Grisons predominately typical winter and summer sports such as skiing, snowboarding, carving, mountainbiking and hiking are practised. In the tourist villages there are rentals of all kinds and also courses.
The top-winter sports centers in this region are Davos, St. Moritz, Samnaun and Pontresina. These areas also count on summer sports. There are also possibilities to play golf or tennis or go riding practically everywhere. Additionally, lots of areas also offer action and adventure sports: climbing, paragliding, rafting... are becoming more and more popular. For information please ask at any of the Grisons' tourism offices.
In the Grisons you can find large farms and predominately stock farming. Wine is above all cultivated in the "Bündner Herrschaft" around Maienfeld which has a mild climate (the canton's largest wine cultivation area). In favourable areas in the upper valleys you can find agriculture and fruit cultivation here and there.
In the upper valleys there are some very distinct tourism areas such as Davos, Klosters, the Upper Engadin region with St. Moritz, Sils, Silvaplana, Celerina, Samedan, Pontresina, the Lower Engadin region with Scuol, Samnaun, the Lenzerheide-Valbella region, the Oberhalbstein region with Savognin, Arosa in the upper Schanfigg and the Alpine Arena (Flims-Laax-Falera), Disentis, Sedrun in the Surselva region.
The Grisons are well-known for their many Alpine animals and their untouched nature. In the Swiss national Park it is possible to experience the variety of the flora and fauna in an impressing way. Every year, the park is visited by 150'000 people.
The Swiss National Park's specialties are the untouched mountain landscape with its variety of formations, its exceptionally many Alpine animals such as chamois, deer and woodchucks, the various Alpine plants, the bearded vulture which were settled again in 1991 and the numerous hiking paths which have varied levels.
Food and drink
The Grisons' chefs are very good at their job. The Grisons' cuisine leaves a lot of room for creativity. Only a few examples of the specialties shall be mentioned:
Maluns, Capuns, Pizokels, Grisons' barley soup, Grisons' meat, Salsiz....
Whether a more substantial Veltliner or a fruity Blauburgunder wine goes best with the Pizokels - your host will gladly tell you.
Journeys by train
People who want to leave their car at home for once but travel around nevertheless, will be glad of the numerous possibilities offered by the dense network of the Rhätische Bahn railway.
Without exaggerating, it can be said that the 375 km of the RhB railway's routes are a succession of bridges, viaducts and tunnels. Railway experts call the RhB's connections one of Europe's most attractive ones.