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Via Engiadina trek, 2nd stage Guarda - Ardez

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  • Oberhalb von Ardez mit Blick auf die Ruine Steinsberg.
    / Oberhalb von Ardez mit Blick auf die Ruine Steinsberg.
    Photo: Michael Leibacher, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Via Engiadina. Etappe 3, Guarda – Ardez
    Photo: Michael Leibacher, Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Via Engiadina. Etappe 3, Guarda – Ardez
    Photo: Michael Leibacher, Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Via Engiadina. Etappe 3, Guarda – Ardez
    Photo: Michael Leibacher, Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
  • / Alpaufzug zur Alp Suot
    Photo: Claudia Alini, Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
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From Guarda follow the trail briefly through thesurrounding forest before continuing through the alpinemeadows to Alp Suot. This is a beautiful walk with lots of interest and varied scenery and great panorama views.
moderate
Distance 13.8 km
4:45 h
627 m
848 m
From Guarda we walk uphill on the first stretch, following the Schellenursliweg. Towards Val Tuoi we cross the Clozza mountain stream and follow the path via Plan Champatsch to Alp Suot. On the opposite side of the valley up again, the path leads first on a path and then on a forest path to the alp Sura. The alp Sura is served during the summering season. The path continues over alpine meadows on a slight incline to Murtera Dadoura; you are now on one of the most panoramic passages of the Via Engiadina. Murtera Dadoura is the highest point of this stage. Across lush meadows and open pastureland we descend to the Maiensässen of Munt and across the stream to Chöglias. Below the alpine road, the day's destination Ardez with its striking castle ruins can be seen from far away. From the train station Ardez trains depart hourly to Guarda and Scuol.

Author’s recommendation

Dont forget your camera, and enough food/snacks and water for the hike.
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Updated: June 03, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,181 m
Lowest point
1,432 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

Also fits for hikers with dogs. However take care of cows and wild animals.

Start

PostAuto stop Guarda, cumün (1,655 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'807'224E 1'184'069N
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46.775539, 10.152427
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46°46'31.9"N 10°09'08.7"E
UTM
32T 587979 5180865
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Destination

Train station Ardez

Turn-by-turn directions

Guarda – Alp Suot – Marangun – Alp Sura – Alp Murtera Dadoura – Ardez

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Prättigau or Oberengadin) hourly to Guarda station. Several times daily PostBus connection from the PostBus stop Guarda, staziun 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.

Parking

  • Paid parking at the entrance of the village of Guarda (Guarda is car-free)
  • Paid parking at the train station of Guarda

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'807'224E 1'184'069N
DD
46.775539, 10.152427
DMS
46°46'31.9"N 10°09'08.7"E
UTM
32T 587979 5180865
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Luca Merisio: Via Engiadina - ein 140 km langer Traum, ISBN: 978-88-97292-05-0

Author’s map recommendations

Summer map from lower Engadine tourism

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
moderate
Distance
13.8 km
Duration
4:45 h
Ascent
627 m
Descent
848 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights Point to Point

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