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Guarda – Bos-cha – Munt – Ardez

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High-level hike to the Maiensäss Munt d'Ardez as a link between two authentic and award-winning Engadine villages.
moderate
Distance 7.4 km
2:30 h
290 m
491 m
1,898 m
1,433 m
From the PostBus stop Guarda, cumün, the trail initially leads through the very well preserved Engadine village of Guarda. The beautiful houses and alleyways inspired Selina Chönz and Alois Carigiet to write their children's book Schellen-Ursli and helped the village win the Henri-Louis Wakker Prize in 1975. Staying at the same level, the path continues to the hamlet of Bos-cha. After Bos-cha the ascent to Munt begins, above Ardez. From the high-level trail around Munt, you enjoy magnificent views of the surrounding peaks and the Lower Engadine. The descent takes you directly to Ardez. Like Guarda, Ardez is also an intact Engadine village with an award-winning centre.

 

 

Author’s recommendation

The path from Munt to Ardez descends steadily and evenly, so it is worth taking the sledge for the final descent to Ardez on this hike.
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (ml)
Update: December 17, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,898 m
Lowest point
1,433 m
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Track types

Asphalt 25.31%Dirt road 8.42%Forested/wild trail 58.95%Path 7.21%Unknown 0.17%
Asphalt
1.9 km
Dirt road
0.6 km
Forested/wild trail
4.3 km
Path
0.5 km
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0 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

Start

PostBus stop Guarda, cumün (1,653 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'807'226E 1'184'070N
DD
46.775548, 10.152453
DMS
46°46'32.0"N 10°09'08.8"E
UTM
32T 587981 5180866
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Destination

Ardez train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Cross Guarda to the east

Follow the path to Bos-cha

Ascent to Munt

Descend directly to Ardez

Note

Wildlife refuge Laret: December 21 - April 20
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or Upper Engadine) hourly to Guarda station
  • Several times daily PostBus connection to Guarda station, 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 H27 at Giarsun.

Parking

  • Paid parking at the entrance to Guarda village (Guarda is car-free)
  • Paid parking at Guarda railway station

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'807'226E 1'184'070N
DD
46.775548, 10.152453
DMS
46°46'32.0"N 10°09'08.8"E
UTM
32T 587981 5180866
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Winterkarte Engadin Scuol (an der Gäste-Information erhältlich)

Equipment

High and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun protection, hiking poles (as required), sledge for the descent (as required).

Questions and answers

Question from Michael Felder · January 31, 2021 · Community
Besteht heute, 31.01. 2021 ein hohes Lawinenrisiko für diese Wanderung?
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7.4 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
290 m
Descent
491 m
Highest point
1,898 m
Lowest point
1,433 m
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