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65: Inn Bike Trail, Partial Stage Zernez – Guarda

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  • Guarda im Unterengadin
    / Guarda im Unterengadin
    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Innradweg, Unterengadin
    Photo: Filip Zuan, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Zernez
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Innradweg, Unterengadin
    Photo: Filip Zuan, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Innradweg, Unterengadin – Halt in Susch
    Photo: Filip Zuan, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Innradweg, Unterengadin – Halt in Susch
    Photo: Filip Zuan, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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From Zernez, the gateway to the Swiss National Park, along the Inn River through the picturesque villages of Susch and Lavin and in a longer ascent to the Schellen-Ursli village of Guarda.
Distance 15.6 km
1:30 h
291 m
130 m
1,655 m
1,385 m
From Zernez the bike path along the valley floor leads along the Inn with an unobstructed view of Piz Linard to Susch. "La Tuor" and the church characterise the village as well as the fortress "Fortezza Rohan" enthroned on a hill. The pass village at the foot of the Flüela is located in the triangle between Scuol, Zernez and Davos, and is ideal for excursions to the neighbouring villages and valleys. Susch is the only place in the Lower Engadine where the Inn flows through the middle of the village. Together with the Flüela Pass and the Vereina tunnel, it forms the only traffic junction to the northwest. Continuing along the river, you reach the sunny village of Lavin. The wall paintings in the church of San Güerg (built around 1500) are among the most valuable art monuments in Graubünden. In the course of the Reformation, the paintings were completely painted over with whitewash in 1529 and were only uncovered in 1956 during the last church renovation. During the day the church can be visited free of charge. The ruins of the hamlet of "Gonda", whose demise remains a mystery to this day, is located on a marked field road leading toward Guarda. The stage destination of Guarda lies high above the Inn on a sunny terrace and was awarded the Henri-Louis Wakker Prize for its characteristic townscape in as early as 1975. The Engadine village is also internationally renowned for its children's book and film hero Schellen-Ursli.
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Update: February 16, 2021
Highest point
1,655 m
Lowest point
1,385 m
Best time of year

Safety information

The tour was evaluated in favourable weather conditions, current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be observed before the tour starts. This tour does not make any major demands on riding safety, balance or riding skills.


Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call


Show consideration when crossing and overtaking hikers.

Most of the mountain bike routes in Graubünden run on single trails that are also signposted as hiking trails. Hikers always have the right of way.

Tips and hints 


Bahnhof Zernez (1,470 m)
2'802'773E 1'175'280N
46.697891, 10.090286
46°41'52.4"N 10°05'25.0"E
32T 583355 5172170


PostAuto-Haltestelle Guarda, cumün

Turn-by-turn directions

  • From Zernez along the Inn River on the valley floor to Susch
  • Continue along the river to Lavin
  • Follow the signposts in the direction of Guarda (field path)


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

Public transport


  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau, from the Upper Engadine or from Scuol) hourly to Zernez.
  • By post bus (from Mals and Val Müstair) 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)


  • Free parking at Zernez railway station
  • Free parking below the National Park Visitor Centre


2'802'773E 1'175'280N
46.697891, 10.090286
46°41'52.4"N 10°05'25.0"E
32T 583355 5172170
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


Helmet, gloves, good shoes, glasses, rain and sun protection, water bottle, repair kit, first aid kit

Basic Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Bicycle Touring

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Spoke wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Lubricant
  • Screwdrivers
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • Luggage system as required for length of journey: panniers with racks
  • Handlebar / frame / saddle bags   
  • Mudguards recommended

Camping Equipment

  • Tent (3- or 4-season)
  • Stove (including fuel and utensils)
  • Sleeping mat. Sleeping bag with suitable temperature rating.
  • Food
  • Toiletries and medication
  • Toilet paper

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Alpine club membership card if applicable / ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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15.6 km
1:30 h
291 m
130 m
Highest point
1,655 m
Lowest point
1,385 m
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