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Guarda – God Vallatscha (Return Route)

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  • Blick nach Guarda, im Hintergrund das Val Nuna
    Blick nach Guarda, im Hintergrund das Val Nuna
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Leisurely winter hike into Val Tuoi with views of the Silvretta peaks. The wide forest road initially leads over the open southern slope with a view of the valley floor and then slightly above the Clozza to God Vallatscha.
moderate
Distance 4.9 km
1:30 h
248 m
248 m
1,901 m
1,654 m
The tour begins with the steady ascent from Guarda over the open southern slope. Here you have a view into the western valley entrance of the Lower Engadine as far as Susch. After reaching the valley entrance of Val Tuoi, the path, still slightly ascending, leads along the left side of the valley slightly above Clozza. From here you can catch a glimpse of Piz Buin, whose 3312-metre-high peak rises into the blue sky at the end of the valley. The path leads first along the edge of the forest of God Vallatscha to Perlas and then a short stretch through the middle of the forest before coming to an end. Before returning, you can enjoy the view of the Silvretta peaks once more, as well as the Dreiländerspitze on the far right at the end of the valley. You return to Guarda along the same route.

Author’s recommendation

The beautiful houses and alleyways of Guarda 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.
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Update: December 17, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,901 m
Lowest point
1,654 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 91.42%Road 8.57%
Forested/wild trail
4.4 km
Road
0.4 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 (1,655 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'807'231E 1'184'072N
DD
46.775561, 10.152523
DMS
46°46'32.0"N 10°09'09.1"E
UTM
32T 587987 5180868
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Destination

PostBus stop Guarda, cumün

Turn-by-turn directions

From the PostBus stop, head east through the village

Turn off towards Val Tuoi and Vallatscha

Ascent over the southern slope

Follow the hiking trail on the left side of the valley

Follow the edge of the forest to Perlas

Through the forest to its end in Vallatscha

Return the same as outward

Note


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
  • Free parking at Guarda railway station, staziun

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'807'231E 1'184'072N
DD
46.775561, 10.152523
DMS
46°46'32.0"N 10°09'09.1"E
UTM
32T 587987 5180868
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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 cream, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking poles.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
4.9 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
248 m
Descent
248 m
Highest point
1,901 m
Lowest point
1,654 m
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