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Zernez - Lais da Macun - Lavin

Hiking trail · Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair
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  • Lais da Macun
    / Lais da Macun
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  • / Zernez
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  • / view of the Engadin
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  • / Lais da Macun
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The Macun Lakes are part of the Swiss National Park. Those who are not afraid of the steep ascent and descent will be rewarded with a beautiful landscape.
difficult
22.6 km
8:00 h
1517 m
1559 m
The trail leads behind Zernez church, through an area of varied mountain forest, to Munt Baselgia. You walk up along the road. There is also the possibility of taking a taxi to the edge of the forest. The steep final section requires concentration and steady footwork, as the trail leads over block scree and bands of rock, but the effort is rewarded with a beautiful view down to the Macun lakes, the Engadin and the Ofen Pass. The descent via Fuorcletta da Barcli once again demands your full concentration, but in return you are treated to spectacular views. You can enjoy a magnificent array of flora, including the glacier buttercup (Ranunculus glacialis) and the rare, strictly protected, yellow dwarf buttercup (Pygmy ranunculus), which is only found in this one place in the whole of Switzerland. Suddenly, you are greeted by a magnificent panoramic view of the Macun lakes, and the marked resting area is a wonderful spot to take a break. After your rest, you take the steep descent direct into the Val Zeznina, to Alp Zeznina. From the Alp, a good path will take you to Lavin.

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See also
Engadin St. Moritz
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Tel: +41 (0)81 830 00 01
Fax: +41 (0)81 830 08 18
E-Mail: allegra@estm.ch
Internet: www.engadin.stmoritz.ch

Author’s recommendation

The excursion to the Lais da Macun is a long and challenging hike, which is only suitable for surefooted hikers who have both stamina and a head for heights.
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Updated: July 13, 2020

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2941 m
Lowest point
1385 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

Sure-footedness and a head for heights required.

Start

Zernez, railway station (1471 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.697983, 10.090183
DMS
46°41'52.7"N 10°05'24.7"E
UTM
32T 583347 5172180
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Destination

Lavin railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

Zernez - La Rosta - Munt Baselgia - Fuorcletta da Barcli - Lais d'Immez - Alp Zeznina Dadaint Lavin oder Susch

Note

Wildlife refuge Las Charbuneras: December 21 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Coordinates

DD
46.697983, 10.090183
DMS
46°41'52.7"N 10°05'24.7"E
UTM
32T 583347 5172180
w3w 
///succeed.couriers.moped
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
22.6 km
Duration
8:00h
Ascent
1517 m
Descent
1559 m
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