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Via Engiadina trek, 3rd stage Ardez-Scuol

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  • Das Engadiner Dorf Ardez.
    / Das Engadiner Dorf Ardez.
    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Ftan im Unterengadin.
    Photo: Michael Leibacher, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Ruine bei zwischen Ardez und Ftan.
    Photo: Michael Leibacher, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Panoramablick auf das Unterengadin mit Schloss Tarasp.
    Photo: Michael Leibacher, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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Toughest hiking stage of the Via Engiadina, but also one of the most beautiful trails. Best place for a stop is the Alp Laret. Here you can taste their own alpine cheese and enjoy the scenery.
moderate
18.7 km
7:20 h
832 m
980 m
3rd stage Ardez – Plan Chamuera – Alp Tasna – Alp Valmala – Alp Laret – Prui – Motta Naluns – (Gondelbahn) – Scuol (uo 1147m, down 462m, duration 5.30 hrs). On the upper side oft he village the Via Engiadina trail increases rather steep. After a while the way turns left, and after a right courve starts the ascent to „Plan Chamuera“. Always slightly increasing you reach the „Alp Tasna“ and 3 km later the „Alp Valmala“. Crossing the valley the trail goes up to „Alp Laret“ on 2202 meter over sea. During sommertime the „Alp Laret“ offers various snacks and drinks as well. After this stop the trails increases again to the mountain area „Era dals Jals“. Between rockst he trails leads down tot he meadows of „Clünas“. A small trail near a bank turns right through a little forrest to „Prui“. From here you can choose to walk down to Ftan (bus connection to Scuol), or follow the Via Engiadina trek via „Flurinaweg“ further to cable car station „Motta Naluns“. At the mountain station you can get via cable car down to Scuol (last cable car at 4pm!).

Author’s recommendation

If enough time, have a look to "Schlossruine Steinsberg" in Ardez. Beautiful historic place with nice view.
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG. 
Updated: January 13, 2020

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2199 m
Lowest point
1280 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

This tour got evaluated during summertime with good weather conditions. We highly recommend to check always the current weather forecast and plan your hikings according to that.

All hiking trails along the Via Engiadina trek require alpine experience and good orienteering. Furthermore stable hiking boots are recommended.

 

Emergency/First aid:

144   Swiss emergency call   

1414 Swiss mountain rescue team REGA

112   International first aid

Tips, hints and links

www.engadin.com/ViaEngiadina 

www.engadin.com/ViaCulinaria

www.engadin.com/WanderWellness

Start

Ardez, Hotel Schortas Alvetern (1432 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.773555, 10.201244
DMS
46°46'24.8"N 10°12'04.5"E
UTM
32T 591710 5180701
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Destination

Scuol, Hotel Altana

Turn-by-turn directions

Ardez – Plan Chamuera – Alp Tasna – Alp Valmala – Alp Laret – Prui – Motta Naluns – (Gondelbahn) – Scuol

Note

Wildlife refuge Aual Grond: December 20 - April 20
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

  • Mit der Rhätischen Bahn (von Scuol, Chur, Prättigau oder Oberengadin) stündlich bis Bahnhof Ardez

Getting there

  • Von Norden: über Landquart – Klosters per Autoverlad durch den Vereinatunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) oder über den Flüelapass ins Unterengadin auf H27
  • Von Osten: via Landeck / Österreich in Richtung St. Moritz auf H27
  • Von Süden: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) oder Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) auf H27

Ardez ist direkt ab der Engadinerstrasse zu erreichen. 

Parking

  • Kostenpflichtige Parkplätze am Bahnhof Ardez oder auf ausgeschriebenen Parkplätzen oberhalb des Dorfes

Coordinates

DD
46.773555, 10.201244
DMS
46°46'24.8"N 10°12'04.5"E
UTM
32T 591710 5180701
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

- Silvretta 1198 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01198-1 - Scuol 1199 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01199-8

Equipment

High and stable hiking shoes or boots, warm cloths, sun protection and rain cover. Furthermore hiking sticks, flied glass and official hiking maps are recommended.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
18.7 km
Duration
7:20h
Ascent
832 m
Descent
980 m
Public transport friendly Point-to-point Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Botanical highlights Cableway ascent/descent

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