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Guarda – Ardez: Hike between two Engadine villages

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    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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From one picture-book village of Romanesque residential culture to the next, mountain panorama included. 
easy
Distance 4.7 km
1:30 h
47 m
274 m
1,671 m
1,434 m
The hike starts in Guarda, the Schellen-Ursli village on a sunny terrace high above the Inn. Engadine building culture, goats, local products and the Schellen-Ursli story characterise the village. A small road leads relatively level to the hamlet of Bos-cha, before the path descends on the same road to the model village of Romanesque residential culture, Ardez. 

Author’s recommendation

The villages of Guarda and Ardez, with their sgraffito-decorated Engadine houses and village squares with fountains, invite you to take an extensive tour. 
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Update: March 01, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,671 m
Lowest point
1,434 m
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Safety information

The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, it is imperative that the current weather conditions and weather forecasts are observed before starting the tour.

 

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips and hints

engadin.com

Start

PostBus stop Guarda, cumün (1,653 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'807'224E 1'184'069N
DD
46.775543, 10.152429
DMS
46°46'32.0"N 10°09'08.7"E
UTM
32T 587980 5180866
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Destination

Ardez train station

Turn-by-turn directions

From the eastern end of the village in Guarda towards Bos-cha and Ardez

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Prättigau or Upper Engadine) hourly to Guarda station
  • Several times daily PostBus connection from Guarda, staziun (railway station) to Guarda, cumün

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart – Klosters by car transport through the Vereina Tunnel (Selfranga – Sagliains) or via the Flüela Pass into the Lower Engadine on H27
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27

Guarda can be reached in 5 minutes by car from the Engadin road at Giarsun (10 minutes from Vereina south portal)

Parking

  • Paid parking at the entrance to Guarda village (Guarda is car-free)
  • Paid parking at Guarda railway station

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'807'224E 1'184'069N
DD
46.775543, 10.152429
DMS
46°46'32.0"N 10°09'08.7"E
UTM
32T 587980 5180866
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Engadin Scuol Summer Card (available at the guest information offices)

Equipment

Good shoes, rain and sun protection, water bottle, first aid kit.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.7 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
47 m
Descent
274 m
Highest point
1,671 m
Lowest point
1,434 m
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