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Via Engiadina long-distance hiking trail (winter)

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Via Engiadina panoramic hike: Hike in four stages along the Via Engiadina winter hiking trail from Zernez to Sent.
moderate
Distance 46.8 km
14:30 h
1,807 m
1,864 m
2,301 m
1,280 m
The high-altitude hike leads from Zernez railway station through the village to Susch. After crossing the village and crossing more fields, the next Engadine village of Lavin is reached. The hike continues on the sunny side of the valley through original Engadine villages such as Guarda, Ardez or Sent. Along the way you enjoy varied day hikes and magnificent panoramic views of the Lower Engadine Dolomites. 

Author’s recommendation

Highlights along the route are the castle hill of the Steinsberg ruin in Ardez or a toboggan ride at the Ftan-Prui chairlift. 
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Update: May 12, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,301 m
Lowest point
1,280 m
Best time of year
Jan
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Track types

Asphalt 6.42%Dirt road 1.75%Nature trail 47.33%Path 8.69%Road 24.94%Unknown 10.84%
Asphalt
3 km
Dirt road
0.8 km
Nature trail
22.2 km
Path
4.1 km
Road
11.7 km
Unknown
5.1 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, the current snow and weather conditions must be observed before starting.

 Attention:

  • The trail passes through wildlife rest areas, please do not leave forest trails.
  • The trail runs partly on cross-country ski trails and ski slopes - please walk along the edge of the trails/slopes.
  • The km figures for the route include the ascent Scuol – Motta Naluns.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips and hints

engadin.com/via-engiadina-winter

Booking request

Start

Zernez train station (1,470 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'802'772E 1'175'279N
DD
46.697890, 10.090285
DMS
46°41'52.4"N 10°05'25.0"E
UTM
32T 583355 5172169
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Destination

PostBus stop Sent, Plaz

Turn-by-turn directions

Stage 1, Zernez – Susch – Lavin – Guarda:
  • From Susch to Sur Punt and the eastern edge of the village.
  • Follow the path across the fields and through the forest
  • At Lavin cross the Inn over the wooden bridge
  • Cross the village to the church
  • At the church through the subway
  • Follow the path past Gonda to Guarda

Stage 2, Guarda – Ardez:

  • Cross Guarda from west to east
  • Continue on the old Engadine road to Bos-cha
  • Slightly downhill to Ardez

3rd stage, Ardez – Ftan – Scuol:

  • Follow the main road in an easterly direction
  • Turn left at the edge of the village
  • Pass the schoolhouse and take two bends to the junction
  • Follow hiking trail towards Chanoua
  • Ascent to Chanoua
  • Follow the road for approx. 2km
  • Turn off into the forest before the Hotel Paradies
  • Follow the path via the old mill and over the hill to Ftan
  • Go up through the village and follow the winter hiking trail towards Scuol

4th stage, Scuol – Sent:

  • From the Motta Naluns mountain station, follow the winter hiking trail uphill parallel to the ski slope
  • Follow the trail
  • Cross the pistes at Jonvrai
  • Follow the signs towards Sent
  • At the Sömi Bar descend to Sent (off-piste)

Note

Wildlife refuge God Chapisun: December 21 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart, Upper and Lower Engadine) hourly to Zernez.
  • By PostBus from Val Müstair, Upper Engadine and Mals hourly to Zernez

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
  • Zernez is located directly on the Ofenpass and on the Engadine road H27 (10 minutes drive from Vereina south portal)

Parking

  • Free parking at the railway station, in the village and at the National Park Visitor Centre in Zernez.
  • Paid parking at the railway station in Lavin or at the Hotel Bär & Post in Zernez.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'802'772E 1'175'279N
DD
46.697890, 10.090285
DMS
46°41'52.4"N 10°05'25.0"E
UTM
32T 583355 5172169
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Engadin Scuol winter map (available at the guest information desk)

Equipment

High and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun cream, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking poles.

Questions and answers

Question from Julia Geb · February 12, 2020 · Community
Kann man im winter auch von sent nach tschlin weiterwandern? Würdn gerne 5 Tage am Stück wandern....
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Allegra stimada duonna Geb Grazcha fichun – herzlichen Dank für die Nachfrage. Im Winter ist die Via Engiadina an sich nur bis Sent geöffnet. Allerdings können die Dörfer von Sent aus mit dem Bus erreicht werden und bieten vor Ort verschiedene weitere Möglichkeiten für Winterwanderungen. Alle Winterwanderungen auf einen Blick finden Sie unter dem folgenden Pfad: --> https://maps.engadin.com/de/touren/#bm=oac%3Awinter&cat=Winterwandern&filter=r-fullyTranslatedLangus-,sb-sortedBy-0&ov=winter_alpine&zc=13,10.36911,46.85531 Wir hoffen, dass Ihnen diese ebenfalls zusagen und wünschen Ihnen schon jetzt viel Vergnügen auf den Touren im Unterengadin. Amiaivels salüds, Ihre Ferienregion Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
Question from René Farine · January 26, 2020 · Community
Warum ist die Winterstrecke Motta Naluns -Sent gesperrt? Ich war vergangene Woche auf Urlaub in Scuol. Hat mich ein wenig genervt. Wird diese Sperre bald aufgehoben? Gruss René
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Allegra Herr Farine Herzlichen Dank für Ihre Nachricht. Wir können gut verstehen, dass dies sehr ärgerlich für Sie war. Die Situation des Winterwanderweges von Jonvrai nach Sent ist leider ähnlich wie letztes Jahr. Im Bereich Siert kam es in den letzten Wochen immer wieder zu Schneerutschen. Solche Gleitschneelawinen sind nicht von Temperatur, Sonne oder anderen mess- und erfassbaren Faktoren abhängig und können daher jederzeit abgehen. Aufgrund des hohen Risikos und um Ihre Sicherheit zur gewährleisten, haben die Bergbahnen den Winterwanderweg nach Sent vorerst gesperrt. Die Situation wird jedoch täglich neu analysiert und beurteilt. Damit Sie Ihre Wanderungen aber trotzdem entsprechend planen können, empfehlen wir Ihnen jeweils einen Blick in den Wintersportbericht zu werfen: https://scuol-zernez.engadin.com/de/aktivitaeten-erlebnisse/interaktiver-pistenplan-offene-anlagen Wir hoffen, dass Sie Ihren Aufenthalt trotzdem geniessen konnten und würden uns freuen, Sie schon bald wieder in unserer Region begrüssen zu dürfen. Amiaivels salüds, Ihre Ferienregion Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
46.8 km
Duration
14:30 h
Ascent
1,807 m
Descent
1,864 m
Highest point
2,301 m
Lowest point
1,280 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Cableway ascent/descent Groomed snow

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  • 4 Stages
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 16.1 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 435 m
Descent 251 m

Erste Etappe der Winterwanderung Via Engiadina.  Ab Zernez flach entlang dem Inn über Susch bis Lavin und dann hoch zum Terrassendorf Guarda.    

from Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG,   Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 2
Distance 4.8 km
Duration 1:30 h
Ascent 24 m
Descent 238 m

Zweite Etappe der mehrtägigen Winterwanderung Via Engiadina. Vom Terrassendorf Guarda führt der Weg aussichtsreich über Bos-cha bis Ardez.

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from Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (nm),   Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3
Distance 12.2 km
Duration 3:29 h
Ascent 260 m
Descent 406 m

Dritte Etappe der mehrtägigen Winterwanderung Via Engiadina. Ab Ardez auf alten Pfaden vorbei an historischen Bauten und Ruinen nach Ftan und ...

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from Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (nm),   Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 4
Distance 13.7 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 227 m
Descent 951 m

A high-altitude hike through the snow sports area and along the sunny flanks of Piz Champatsch to the village of Sent. A walk through the village ...

from Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (nm),   Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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