Rather easy high-altitude hike on the sunny side of the Lower Engadine down to the picture-book village of Sent.
Distance 12.3 km
Highest point2,188 m
Lowest point1,429 m
Even before the start of the first section, the first decision is already in front of you: those who want to make a few extra meters of altitude can already start the hike in Ftan and walk via Alp Laret to the mountain station. Those who want to start the day comfortably can simply take the chairlift to the mountain station Prui. And for the outliers who have traveled or hiked to Scuol the night before, there are the same options from Scuol by gondola - here the hike would only start from the Motta Naluns mountain station. From here the hike follows the signalization "Via Engiadina". The trail leads in a northeasterly direction away from the Naluns chairlift. Always above the timberline in an easterly direction, we soon reach the Jonvrai valley basin, where the Clozza mountain stream is traversed at the valley stations of the Clünas, Mot da Ri and Salaniva chairlifts. From here the path follows the flanks of Piz Champatsch and offers short views of Scuol and the gorge of Clozza as well as Sent. Through the first forest sections we descend to Vastur (refreshment stop). Crossing the streams of Val Gronda and Val Güstina, we soon reach the terraced village of Sent on the descent.
Also possible for hikers with dogs. However be aware of cows and wild animals.
Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: June 03, 2021
Best time of year
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.
144 Swiss emergency call
1414 Swiss mountain rescue team REGA
112 International first aid
Tips and hints
Ftan, mountain station Prui (2,063 m)
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Postauto stop Sent, Plaz
Ftan – (Chairlift) – Motta Naluns – Val Ruschna/Jonvrai – Salez – Vastur – Sent
Wildlife refuge Clozzatobel: December 20 - April 20
all notes on protected areas
With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Prättigau or Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station.With the PostBus (from Martina, Sent, Ftan or Tarasp) hourly to the station Scuol-Tarasp
Then continue by post bus to Ftan, Cumün.
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
Ftan is located above the Engadine road between Ardez and Scuol.
Paid parking in the village or at Scuol train station
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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.
Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes
Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
Layered, moisture wicking clothing
Rucksack (with rain cover)
Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
First aid kit
Bivy / survival bag
Navigation equipment / map and compass
Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes
Climbing helmet as required
The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.