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87 Via Engiadina: stage 5 Zuoz-Zernez

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Fantastic view over the whole Upper Engadin from the Acla Laret
moderate
19.4 km
5:54 h
651 m
896 m
Right from the start, this fifth stage of the Via Engiadina leads us through the middle of a picture-book alpine idyll: from the magnificent village square in Zuoz along the small alleys with their wonderfully decorated house facades, the signposts lead us along paths across alpine meadows to Acla Laret. Here we have a great view of the Upper Engadin and the Swiss National Park, which stretches over the mountains on the opposite side of the valley.

On a wide forest gravel path we first hike down to Chapella and then up again through the idyllic Swiss stone pine and larch forest to Val Punt Ota, where we cross the Punt Ota river - the border between the Upper and Lower Engadin. Along lush mountain meadows the Via Engiadina now runs past Brail via Prazet and down to Zernez.

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

 

Booking
Eurotrek AG
Zürcherstrasse 42
CH-8103 Unterengstringen
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01 
E-Mail: eurotrek@eurotrek.ch 
Internet: www.eurotrek.ch/en/hiking-via-engiadina 

Author’s recommendation

Take your time and visit in Zernez the National Park Centre with lots of interesting information about the oldest national park in the Alps.
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Engadin St. Moritz
Updated: April 14, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,044 m
Lowest point
1,471 m
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Start

Zuoz (1,716 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'793'107E 1'164'297N
DD
46.602012, 9.959372
DMS
46°36'07.2"N 9°57'33.7"E
UTM
32T 573476 5161385
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Destination

Zernez railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Zuoz - Acla Laret - Chapella - Val Punt Ota - Alp da Brail - Zernez

Note

Wildlife refuge God God: December 20 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'793'107E 1'164'297N
DD
46.602012, 9.959372
DMS
46°36'07.2"N 9°57'33.7"E
UTM
32T 573476 5161385
w3w 
///indulgent.relieves.animals
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
19.4 km
Duration
5:54 h
Ascent
651 m
Descent
896 m
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