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Exploration Trail Emerald Area Ardez

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    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Das Engadinerdorf Ardez
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Ruina Stainsberg
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Die Ruine Steinsberg
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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With the digital hiking guide (WebParkSNP), you can discover many exciting facts about nature in a playful way. Attention is drawn to small natural phenomena.
easy
Distance 4.1 km
1:30 h
166 m
166 m
The explorers' trail in Ardez is an experience for the whole family. You start at the church in the centre of Ardez. You then walk to the east, to the Lajet, where the first animals can be discovered. The path continues down to a boulder. A steep ascent now awaits us, which leads us above the village of Ardez. This is the highlight of the adventure trail, where you can enjoy the wonderful view of the Steinsberg ruins and the Engadine mountains. From here the path leads non-stop downhill, back to the church in the village.

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Ardez, which is considered a model village of Romansh residential culture, invites you to explore its roads and squares with its Engadine houses and village fountains. 
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Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair (ar)
Update: July 06, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,574 m
Lowest point
1,422 m
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Safety information

The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, it is imperative that the current weather conditions and weather forecasts are observed before starting the tour.

 

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips and hints

www.ardez.ch 

Start

Ardez train station (1,469 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'810'986E 1'184'168N
DD
46.775246, 10.201696
DMS
46°46'30.9"N 10°12'06.1"E
UTM
32T 591741 5180889
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Destination

Ardez train station

Turn-by-turn directions

From Ardez railway station through the village up to the church.

Follow the signpost in the direction of Lajet and turn onto the Forscherpfad (explorer's path)

Back to Ardez

Note


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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Ardez

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 to Ardez.
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27 to Ardez
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27 to Ardez

Parking

  • Parkplätze am Bahnhof Ardez (Ardez Süd) oder beim Hotel Schorta's Alvetern (Ardez West) 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'810'986E 1'184'168N
DD
46.775246, 10.201696
DMS
46°46'30.9"N 10°12'06.1"E
UTM
32T 591741 5180889
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Trainers or hiking boots, possibly poles, rain gear

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.1 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
166 m
Descent
166 m
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