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Guarda – Lai Blau – Alp Suot – Guarda

· 2 reviews · Trail running · Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair
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«Upwards» is the motto on this intensive round tour. High above the roofs of Guarda, the route leads to the alpine mountain lake Lai Blau. Lush mountain meadows, alpine landscapes and dreamlike views guaranteed.
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Distance 15.8 km
3:31 h
1,032 m
1,032 m
2,620 m
1,587 m
The tour starts in the middle of Guarda at the PostBus stop Guarda, cumün. We walk 200 m eastwards through Schellen-Ursli's home village and turn left at the junction towards Alp Sura and Chamonna Tuoi. From here on, every turn is uphill! From the water reservoir, the trail more or less follows the direct fall line through the forest, past the small lake «Al Laiet» to Alp Sura, where there is a restaurant. From here - after half the day's ascent - there is a somewhat flatter section (150 hm over 1.5 km) along the mountain slopes, always inwards into the valley to Marangun. The following final ascent leads us in 3 km and 400 hm always along the western slope to Lai Blau. This lies picturesquely between Piz Cotschen and Piz da las Clavigliadas and reflects the mighty peaks of Piz Buin and Piz Fliana - it is well worth the effort.

The descent is a little stony at first, but soon leads gently over alpine mats and conveys a feeling of weightlessness. Below Alp Suot we cross the Clozza mountain stream and then follow its course. After the Foura Turnina gorge, the stream is crossed again and from point 1561 the last short 500 m climb back to Guarda follows.

Author’s recommendation

A visit to the museum in the old fortress is very rewarding, especially if you are travelling with children.
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Update: December 02, 2022
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Highest point
2,620 m
Lowest point
1,587 m
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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.

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144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Start

Guarda, cumün (1,655 m)
Coordinates:
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2'807'227E 1'184'086N
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46.775692, 10.152477
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46°46'32.5"N 10°09'08.9"E
UTM
32T 587983 5180882
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Destination

Guarda, cumün

Turn-by-turn directions

Guarda, cumün – Al Lajet – Alp Sura – Marangun – Motta Schlieza – Lai Blau – Bamvais-ch – Alp Suot – Salön – Foura Turnina – Guarda

Note

Wildlife refuge Laret: December 21 - April 20
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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • With the train (from Chur, Prättigau or Oberengadin) hourly to Guarda station.
  • 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 to Guarda village (Guarda is car-free)
  • Paid parking at Guarda railway station

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'807'227E 1'184'086N
DD
46.775692, 10.152477
DMS
46°46'32.5"N 10°09'08.9"E
UTM
32T 587983 5180882
w3w 
///promising.canine.tougher
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Benno Meisser
July 25, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 24, 2021
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Aurora Renato
September 08, 2020 · Community
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Difficulty
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Distance
15.8 km
Duration
3:31 h
Ascent
1,032 m
Descent
1,032 m
Highest point
2,620 m
Lowest point
1,587 m
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