An entertaining circular hike to the south portal of the Vereina railway tunnel, where you can observe the loading operations.
Distance 3 km
From Lavin train station, the path first descends into the village centre and follows the signs to Chamonna Linard at the western end of the village. Traversing under the Engadine road and the train tracks you reach the Crusch plain. The tour continues slightly uphill to the vantage point above the loading station at the Vereina tunnel. Every half hour or 20 minutes you can watch the busy loading and unloading of the car trains at this major Engadine traffic junction. The return journey is along the same route.
The name Lavin orginates from the Roman "labi" which means landslide or avalanche. This is obvious by looking up to the steep slopes and gullies of Piz Chapisun which rises to the north of the path. Today, the slopes are secured by state-of-the-art technology. If you look closely, you can see the avalanche towers that can trigger avalanches by remote control on the uppermost visible rocks above the path.
AuthorTourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (ml)
Update: December 17, 2021
Safety informationThe 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.
144 Emergency call, first aid
1414 Mountain rescue REGA
112 International emergency call
Tips and hintswww.engadin.com
- 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)
- Paid parking at the railway station in Lavin
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Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentHigh and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun protection, hiking poles, as needed: sledges for the descent.
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