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Lavin – Alp Zeznina (round tour)

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Snowshoe tour starting in Lavin, directly on the river Inn. The trail climbs up through the Engadine forests, into the side valley and over the Aua da Zeznina stream. The intermediate destination before returning to the valley is Alp Zeznina.
moderate
Distance 8 km
3:15 h
583 m
583 m
1,823 m
1,388 m
Snowshoe tour through the forest to Alp Zeznina. The snowshoe tour starts in Lavin, a village with 200 inhabitants. Crossing the Inn on the bridge, the circular tour starts on the left in the direction of Vallatscha. Across the meadow, the trail quickly dips into the forest. It climbs up to Las Charbuneras in the side valley and continues over the Aua da Zeznina stream. A few hairpin bends follow up to the highest point of the tour, Alp Zeznina Dadoura. At over 1800 metres, it is worth taking a break. The way back is from Alp Zeznina via Muotta Preir and Pradafans. Here the trail slowly leaves the forest and enters a clearing. Via Laviner Suot, the last stretch runs close to the River Inn and parallel to the path back to Lavin.

 

Notice:

  • Snowshoe trails are NOT groomedSnowshoe trails are NOT signposted
  • SchweizMobil route as for Alp Sura

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Update: May 18, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,823 m
Lowest point
1,388 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 2.83%Forested/wild trail 76.44%Path 18.24%Unknown 2.48%
Asphalt
0.2 km
Forested/wild trail
6.1 km
Path
1.5 km
Unknown
0.2 km
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Safety information

The trail is groomed after each snowfall. Please note the condition reports in the winter sports report.

The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, current snow and weather conditions must be noted before starting.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips and hints

engadin.com/lavin

Start

Lavin railway station (1,388 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'804'292E 1'183'039N
DD
46.767184, 10.113594
DMS
46°46'01.9"N 10°06'48.9"E
UTM
32T 585028 5179894
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Destination

Lavin railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

  • The snowshoe tour starts in Lavin
  • Crossing the Inn on the bridge, the circular tour starts on the left in the direction of Vallatscha
  • Across the meadow the trail quickly dips into the forest
  • It climbs up to Las Charbuneras in the side valley and continues over the Aua da Zeznina stream
  • A few hairpin bends follow up to the highest point of the tour, Alp Zeznina Dadoura
  • The way back is from Alp Zeznina via Muotta Preir and Pradafans
  • The path slowly leaves the forest and enters a clearing
  • Via Laviner Suot the last stretch runs close to the River Inn and parallel to the path back to Lavin

Note

Wildlife refuge Las Charbuneras: December 21 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau, from the Upper Engadine or Scuol) to Lavin 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 the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27

Lavin is located directly on the Engadine road H27 (2 minutes drive from Veraina south portal)

Parking

  • Paid parking at the railway station in Lavin

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'804'292E 1'183'039N
DD
46.767184, 10.113594
DMS
46°46'01.9"N 10°06'48.9"E
UTM
32T 585028 5179894
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Snowshoe equipment, high and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun protection

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
583 m
Descent
583 m
Highest point
1,823 m
Lowest point
1,388 m
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