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Mountain Hike Top Stage 9

Via Engiadina trek, 3rd stage Ardez-Scuol

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  • Das Engadiner Dorf Ardez.
    / Das Engadiner Dorf Ardez.
    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Ardez
    Photo: Sarah Hofer, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Alp Laret oberhalb Ftan
    Photo: Sarah Hofer, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Oberhalb Ftan
    Photo: Sarah Hofer, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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Toughest hiking stage of the Via Engiadina, but also one of the most beautiful trails. Best place for a stop is the Alp Laret. Here you can taste their own alpine cheese and enjoy the scenery.
moderate
Distance 13.6 km
4:45 h
817 m
184 m
From Ardez staziun (train station) the path leads directly above the village in direction of Plan Chamuera into Val Tasna. Passing the Alp Tasna, which is located at the top of the slope and can be identified as a typical alpine hut, the path continues through the varied landscape far into the Val Tasna. At the goat alp Alp Valmala you have reached the turning point in Val Tasna and change to the other side of the stream. At Alp Valmala you can buy goat cheese and drinks during the summering season. After crossing the Tasnan, the path climbs a bit steeper until you reach again above the forest line of the valley flank further out of the valley. Directly after the valley exit, the Alp Laret is situated on a panoramic hill. During the summering season, this alp offers a restaurant and invites you to take a break with a great view. After an easy ascent, the path leads more or less along the contour line to today's stage destination - the mountain station of the chairlift Ftan-Prui. From there, you can either take the hiking trail or the chairlift, which is a little easier on the knees, directly down to Ftan. In Ftan there are various possibilities for refreshments. There are regular post buses between Ftan and Scuol. If you want to make a detour to Scuol, you can either take the post bus or walk for about 45 minutes along the Flurinaweg from the top station of the chair lift to the top station of the Motta Naluns gondola lift.

Author’s recommendation

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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Updated: June 03, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,239 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

www.engadin.com/ViaEngiadina 

www.engadin.com/ViaCulinaria

www.engadin.com/WanderWellness

Start

Train Station Ardez (1,432 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'810'958E 1'183'979N
DD
46.773559, 10.201247
DMS
46°46'24.8"N 10°12'04.5"E
UTM
32T 591710 5180701
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Destination

Ftan, Prui mountain station

Turn-by-turn directions

Ardez – Plan Chamuera – Alp Tasna – Alp Valmala – Alp Laret – Prui – Motta Naluns – (Gondelbahn) – Scuol

Note

Wildlife refuge Aual Grond: December 20 - April 20
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Scuol, Chur, Prättigau or Oberengadin) hourly to Ardez 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 Lower Engadine on H27.
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27
  • From south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27

Ardez can be reached directly from the Engadin road.

Parking

Paid parking at the train station Ardez or on advertised parking lots above the village

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'810'958E 1'183'979N
DD
46.773559, 10.201247
DMS
46°46'24.8"N 10°12'04.5"E
UTM
32T 591710 5180701
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Silvretta 1198 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01198-1 - Scuol 1199 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01199-8

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
13.6 km
Duration
4:45 h
Ascent
817 m
Descent
184 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent Point to Point

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