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Via Engiadina trek, 1st stage Zernez - Lavin

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    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Via Engiadina. Etappe 1, Zernez - Lavin
    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
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Leisurely hike on the Via Engiadina along the Inn and then up to the stage destination Lavin.
easy
Distance 12.2 km
3:30 h
371 m
413 m
From Zernez train station, the trail leads through the village in the direction of the church. At the end of the village, continue along the forest road between the Inn and the edge of the forest. At the next clearing, two forest roads come together, which separate again after about 200 meters and the path leads up to the right into the forest. The route is varied, always staying on the forest road, crossing meadows and small wooded areas via Clüs up to a beautiful clearing with a view of Zernez and then down through the forest to "La Güstizia". There the path turns left and leads you directly along the Inn river to Susch. In Susch the path leads either through the village, where there are also possibilities to stop for refreshments, or you make a detour to the Rohan Fortress, which is enthroned on a hill above Susch. The way there and back to the fortress takes about 1 hour. Afterwards you continue across the God Surpunt, always oriented towards Lavin. In Lavin there are various possibilities for refreshments.

Author’s recommendation

The paintings in the church of Lavin is a "must see" spot. In Lavin you also can enjoy a original Engadine nut cake in bakery Giacometti.
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Updated: June 03, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
1,652 m
Lowest point
1,385 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

This tour got evaluated during summertime with good weather conditions. We highly recommend to check always the current weather forecast and plan your hikings according to that.

All hiking trails along the Via Engiadina trek require alpine experience and good orienteering. Furthermore stable hiking boots are recommended.

 

Emergency/First aid:

144   Swiss emergency call   

1414 Swiss mountain rescue team REGA

112   International first aid

Tips and hints

www.engadin.com/ViaEngiadina 

www.engadin.com/ViaCulinaria

www.engadin.com/WanderWellness

Start

Trainstation Zernez (1,470 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'802'773E 1'175'279N
DD
46.697886, 10.090294
DMS
46°41'52.4"N 10°05'25.1"E
UTM
32T 583356 5172169
w3w 
///hazy.pebble.surfacing

Destination

Trainstation Lavin

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at Zernez train stationWalk through the village in the direction of the churchUnder the church continue in the direction of the village exit and the edge of the forestFollow the Inn on the forest road to SuschCross the Inn on the wooden bridge, cross the village and cross the bridge again to the right side of the Inn.Alternative: detour to Rohan Castle (approx. 1 hour there and back)After Susch continue on the forest roadDetour Foura Baldirun possibleContinue to LavinCross the Inn and walk up through the village towards the church

 

Alternative:

45.07 Zernez - Lavin, National Park Panorama Trail

Note

Wildlife refuge Sur Punt: January 01 - April 20
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau, from the Upper Engadine or from Scuol) hourly to Zernez station

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via the Flüela Pass into the Upper 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

Zernez is located directly at the Flüelapass and at the Engadin road H27 (10 minutes drive from Vereina south portal)

Parking

  • Parking at the train station Zernez.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'802'773E 1'175'279N
DD
46.697886, 10.090294
DMS
46°41'52.4"N 10°05'25.1"E
UTM
32T 583356 5172169
w3w 
///hazy.pebble.surfacing
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Summer card lower Engadine (available at all guest information offices)

Equipment

High and stable hiking shoes or boots, warm cloths, sun protection and rain cover. Furthermore hiking sticks, flied glass and official hiking maps are recommended.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
12.2 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
371 m
Descent
413 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Refreshment stops available Point to Point Family friendly

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