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Blick auf das Dorf Zernez im Unterengadin.

Highlights

  • Picturesque high trails
  • Glaciers of the Bernina Group
  • Dreamy mountain villages
  • Untouched mountain landscapes
  • Swiss National Park

Day 1

Arrival in Zernez | Zernez - Lavin - Zernez

Luggage check-in in Zernez. The trip starts with a short and largely flat hike that will take you back to Zernez at the end of the day. On the valley floor, the Inn River runs its course and occasionally colorful rafting boats pass you on it. From Lavin you take the train back to Zernez. Overnight stay in Zernez.

Details: approx. 12.5 km ↑ 400 m ↓ 400 m
Duration: approx. 3.5 h

Das Dorf Zernez im Unterengadin.

Day 2

Zernez - Lavin - Guarda

A short train ride brings you back to Lavin. Countless side valleys branch off from the Inn Valley in the Lower Engadine and lead you to idyllic alps and to playfully babbling rivers. Today's destination is the pretty village of Guarda, considered one of the most beautiful settlements in the Engadine. 

Details: approx. 13 km ↑ 1'015 m ↓ 795 m
Duration: approx. 5 h

Das Dorf Guarda im Unterengadin

Day 3

Guarda - Ardez

Wild and rugged, the Grisons mountains tower all around you in Val Tuoi. Don't let the orchids and wildflowers along the way turn your head, because the destination of the hike also has a lot to offer. Ardez has a historic village center where no building has ever fallen victim to the flames. The ruins of Steinsberg Castle tower above the village, visible from far away.

Details: approx. 13.5 km ↑ 660 m ↓ 890 m
Duration: approx. 4.5 h

Blick auf das Dorf Ardez im Unterengadin.

Day 4

Ardez - Ftan

In the morning a steep climb back to Via Engiadina and then you follow the high trail into the idyllic Val Tasna. On the other side of the valley, the peaks of Piz Madlain and Piz Pisoc spread out before you. A final climb brings you to the top station of Prui. From here you float down with the chairlift into the valley to Ftan. 

Details: approx. 13.5 km ↑ 890 m ↓ 260 m
Duration: approx. 4.5 h

Zwei Wanderer im Unterengadin zwischen Ardez und Ftan.

Day 5

Ftan - Sent

Cable car ride to Prui. An impressive high-altitude hike follows past the peaks of Piz Minschun and Piz Champatsch. Smaller chairlifts and slopes line the path in this small ski area. At the end of the day, a long descent to the village of Sent. Several times this village was burned down in the course of wars and border disputes.

Details: approx. 12.5 km ↑ 225 m ↓ 860 m
Duration: approx. 3.5 h

Das Dorf Sent im Unterengadin.

Day 6

Sent - Tschlin | Departure

The Val Sinestra has already been awarded several times for its floral splendor. Pass the small settlement of Vnà and through the ravine of Palü and then you will reach the picturesque village of Tschlin with its well-preserved village center. Individual departure or extension of the stay.

Details: approx. 16.5 km ↑ 615 m ↓ 540 m
Duration: approx. 4.5 h

Das Dorf Tschlin im Unterengadin.
Karte Via Engiadina

Tour characteristic

A panoramic high-altitude hike for connoisseurs. In order to reach the stage locations, ascents and descents cannot be avoided. For this you need good basic condition. Surefootedness is required for the mountain trails in the Engadine.

TheVia Engiadina with SchweizMobil

The Via Engiadina in the Engadin St. Moritz region

Inclusions

  • 5 nights accommodation incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the train station
  • Cable car rides as per programme
  • Well-prepared route guide
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) including SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • Service hotline

Good to know

  • On day 6 the return journey from Tschlin to Scuol takes place by bus. The luggage will be returned at the luggage counter in Scuol by 17:00 at the latest.
  • Additional nights can be booked in Zernez and Scuol.
  • Bus and train rides (Lavin-Zernet return, Tschlin-Scuol) not included in the tour price
  • Visitor's tax, if due, not included in the tour price.
  • Bookings can be accepted up to 5 working days before arrival (express fee CHF 50.00 for 5 working days before arrival).
  • Execution of the tour: local cooperation partner

Travel documents

  • We provide you with all documents for your trip digitally
  • Luggage tags are usually left for you at the arrival hotel
  • On the road, you can easily find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance