ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin

Spectator information
Pierre Mangez
International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green
National partners
  • #CreatingPerfectPlaces
Destination partners
  • Silvaplana
  • Graubunden Sport
  • Switzerland
Timing partner
  • Garmin
  • Gococo
  • Precision Hydration
  • CrownHealth

Spectator information

The ÖTILLÖ Swimrun weekend in Engadin is perfect as a spectator. If you rent a bike it is the best way to see most of the races. If you drive around, please observe traffic and be careful. Print the race maps and the times and distances document to make it very easy.

NOTE: you may not assist any teams unless if it is a medical emergency. Any other assistance will result in disqualification of the team.

The course

The following are good spots to see the racers:

For the World Series race

  • Start in Maloja
  • Sils lake by Maloja
  • Chasté
  • Sils
  • Silvaplana
  • Finish line

For the Sprint & Experience Race

  • Start and Finish at Mulets Sport center, Silvaplana
  • Around lake Champfèrersee, Silvaplana

The ÖTILLÖ Experience & Sprint does not have any cut-offs.
The ÖTILLÖ World Series has two (2) cut-offs. These are for your safety:

  • TIME 3 at 11:0
  • TIME 7 at 14:50

We have cut-offs in our events to make sure that we can have a safe race, these are put in place so that everyone has a possibility to finish before dark and without jeopardizing the safety of others by stretching the safety organization too much. Please respect this and the people enforcing them.

Post-race Dinner
There is a restaurant right next to the event area. You can also buy a ticket for the Post-race meal in the bar of the MULETS Restaurant.


ÖTILLÖ Engadin is in the beautiful Engadin Valley in Switzerland. The race HQ and finish line is in Silvaplana at the Mulets Sports center. We suggest you fly to Zurich, Milano or Bergamo. From these airports there are several travel options to Engadin. From Zurich you can either rent a car or take the train. In Switzerland the train service is phenomenal so you can go from the airport to St. Moritz (Engadin valley) within 4 hours and the train ride is beautiful. Check out train tickets on www.sbb.ch.

From Bergamo or Milan, you will need to rent a car.
NOTE: there is a great public bus system in the Engadin Valley that we recommend you to use. The Taxi is very expensive.


There is lots of different accommodation options. From the most expensive hotels to apartments or youth hostel.

Please contact the following for accommodation, say that you are racing in the ENGADIN SWIMRUN to get the best possible rate.

Hotels Silvaplana and Surlej

Hotel Single room Double room Special
Hotel Giardino Mountain
+41 (0)81 836 63 00
Fr. 250,00 Fr. 157,50
Hotel Nira Alpina
+41 (0)81 838 69 69
Fr. 225,00 Fr. 147,50 3 bed room = Fr. 139.00 per person
Hotel Bellavista
+41 (0)81 838 60 50
Fr. 140.00 - Fr. 160.00 Fr. 115.00 - Fr. 135.00
Albana Hotel
+41 (0)81 838 78 78
Fr. 140,00 Fr. 120.00 comfort
Fr. 150.00 deluxe
Albana Lodge
+41 (0)81 838 78 78
Fr. 95.00 standard Fr. 80.00 in room with more then 2 beds
Chesa Surlej Hotel
+41 (0)81 838 75 75
Fr. 110,00 Fr. 87,50 3 persons in the same room = Fr. 299,00 per room
Hotel Süsom Surlej
Silvaplana Surlej
+41 81 828 82 12
Fr. 99,00 Fr. 79,00 Fr. 69.00 per Person in room with more then 2 beds also special weekprices and halfboard available
Conrad's Mountain Lodge
+41 (0)81 828 81 54
Fr. 90,00 Fr. 90,00 Standard
Fr. 120 Superior
Fr. 140.00 Suite/Family room
Hotel Arlas
+41 81 828 81 48
- Fr. 75,00

All rates are per person and night incl. breakfast and free mountain railways ticket (if they stay at least 2 nights)Taxes not included.

Weather in Engadin

In the middle of July, it is usually summer in the Engadin Valley with day time temperatures of around 20 degrees C. However, the valley floor is at 1700 meters above sea level and this means that there could even be snowfall.

Water temperatures will be between 10 – 14 degrees C depending on where along the course. Make sure you dress accordingly and consider wearing something under your wetsuit if you tend to get cold on the long swims. Use a Neoprene cap if you are not used to cold water.

Like everywhere we can have wind, rain and un-seasonably cold weather. Make sure you bring clothes to handle this.

Media production

During each race we make a big media production for social media and traditional media. You will see photographers, reporters and film teams along the course. If you have any personal media contacts that would like to have material from us please email to media.requests@otilloswimrun.com

We will cover the ÖTILLÖ Engadin LIVE on www.otilloswimrun.com/live, please spread the information to all your friends and family. We will also use #otilloengadin to tag our posts, please do so you too. Our images that we post from the race are free to use for you as racers but not allowed for commercial use to promote other products or events.

ÖTILLÖ Merchandise

As you might know we have some ÖTILLÖ branded goods. These can be found on our website

Our partners will be in the event area at the finish line with products on-site.

International partners
  • Vivo Barefoot
  • ARK Swimrun
  • Mr Green