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87 Via Engiadina

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m 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 160 140 120 100 80 60 40 20 km Sitzbänkli auf Plaz (Via Engiadina) Grosser historischer Dorfkern Guarda Val Sinestra Zernez
Classic high-altitude trail from the Upper to the Lower Engadine. On the sunny side of the valley along the river Inn, you cross typical Engadine villages, pine and larch forests, crystal-clear streams and lush alpine meadows. The panorama: the gleaming glaciers of the Bernina group and the Engadine Dolomites in the Swiss National Park.
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Distance 162 km
52:30 h
6,402 m
7,133 m

The Via Engiadina is a long-distance hiking trail along the entire length of the Engadine. The twelve stages connect the village of Maloja in the Upper Engadine with Vinadi in the Lower Engadine on the border with Tyrol. In parts, the classic high-altitude trail runs through alpine terrain, then back down in the valley along the river Inn. A good level of fitness is a prerequisite for this 160-kilometre multiple day tour. But the fragrant stone pine forests, flowering mountain meadows, foaming torrents, picturesque Engadine villages and the impressive panorama quickly make you forget the occasionally tough ascents.

More than 800 glaciers feed the Inn which rises at the Maloja pass. The Via Engiadina also begins in Maloja. The village at the western end of lake Sils connects the Upper Engadine lake plateau with the valley of Bergell. Above the lake, the hamlet of Grevasalvas is worth a visit. Thanks to its picturesque location and rustic houses, it served as a Heidi film set in the 1970s. On the way past Silvaplana and St. Moritz, the gleaming glaciers of the nearby Bernina group are an impressive backdrop. The numerous cable cars in the area bear witness to the long history of the winter sports resort. Over several stages, the Via Engiadina offers wonderful views as well as insights into typical Upper Engadine villages, including Bever, S-chanf and Zuoz. Here you can admire stately patrician houses as well as traditional dwellings with bay windows and elaborately painted facades.

In the Punt Ota valley, the border into the Lower Engadine is crossed via the river of the same name. One of the most strenuous stages ends in Zernez, the gateway to the Swiss National Park. Along the river Inn, the hiking tour continues on a leisurely and relatively even path via Susch to Lavin. The next village is Guarda, home of the children's book hero Schellen-Ursli. The village is characterised by houses decorated with sgraffiti and flowers. Ardez, Sent or Tschlin are also worth a visit, and so are the valleys: Val Lavinuoz with a view of Piz Linard, Val Tuoi with its many contrasts, or Val Sinestra which has won awards on several occasions for its floral splendour. The all-day hikes offer magnificent panoramic views of the Lower Engadine Dolomites. The last stage of the Via Engadina ends in Vinadi on the border with Tyrol.

Author’s recommendation

  • Also suitable for hikers with dogs.
  • Stop for refreshments in the managed alpine huts with local specialities.
  • The individual stages are also very nice day tours.
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Antonella Klee
Update: June 18, 2021
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Highest point
2,558 m
Lowest point
1,087 m
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Start

Maloja (1,812 m)
Coordinates:
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2'773'523E 1'141'376N
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46.401290, 9.695271
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46°24'04.6"N 9°41'43.0"E
UTM
32T 553445 5138870
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Destination

Vinadi

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'773'523E 1'141'376N
DD
46.401290, 9.695271
DMS
46°24'04.6"N 9°41'43.0"E
UTM
32T 553445 5138870
w3w 
///storeroom.trickled.minivans
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Questions and answers

Question from Petra G. · June 16, 2021 · Community
Höchster Punkt ist mit über 2500 angeführt. Wie ist aktuell die Schnellage? Vielen Dank
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Answered by Antonella Klee · June 18, 2021 · Graubünden Ferien
Guten Tag Petra Vielen Dank für die Frage. Ich habe kurz bei der örtlichen Tourist-Info im Oberengadin nachgefragt und folgende Antwort erhalten: "Mit Ausnahme des Abschnittes von Corviglia runter nach Margungs, ist die Via Engiadina schneefrei." Viel Spass beim Wandern in Graubünden. Antonella
Question from Petra G. · June 14, 2021 · Community
Warum ist die Etappe geschlossen? Danke für Info. Lg
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Answered by Antonella Klee · June 15, 2021 · Graubünden Ferien
Allegra Petra Vielen Dank für den Hinweis. Der Status "geschlossen" wurde automatisch vom System übernommen, da bei der Etappe 5 von Zuoz nach Zernez eine Sperrung aufgrund von Mutterkühen eingegeben wurde. Jedoch wird der Weg dort umgeleitet und somit steht der Wanderung nichts im Wege. Gerne haben wir den Status wieder auf "geöffnet" gewechselt. Besten Dank und viel Spass beim Wandern in Graubünden. Beste Grüsse Antonella Graubünden Ferien

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
162 km
Duration
52:30 h
Ascent
6,402 m
Descent
7,133 m
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  • 12 Stages
Hiking trail · Engadin St. Moritz
87 Via Engiadina: stage 1 Maloja-Silvaplana
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 1
Distance 12.6 km
Duration 4:00 h
Ascent 540 m
Descent 536 m

From Maloja via Grevasalvas to Silvaplana - always with the vastness of the Upper Engadin lake landscape in view

from Engadin St. Moritz,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 14.7 km
Duration 5:05 h
Ascent 882 m
Descent 424 m

Hiking high above St. Moritz, in the famous Corviglia ski area

from Engadin St. Moritz,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Engadin St. Moritz
87 Via Engiadina: stage 3 Celerina (Marguns)-Bever
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 3
Distance 9.9 km
Duration 3:06 h
Ascent 220 m
Descent 782 m

Fantastic view along the high-altitude trail from Marguns to Alp Muntatsch

from Engadin St. Moritz,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Engadin St. Moritz
87 Via Engiadina: stage 4 Bever-Zuoz
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 4
Distance 11.1 km
Duration 3:35 h
Ascent 430 m
Descent 428 m

Hiking from one traditional Engadin village to the next

from Engadin St. Moritz,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Engadin St. Moritz
87 Via Engiadina: stage 5 Zuoz-Zernez
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 5
Distance 19.4 km
Duration 5:54 h
Ascent 651 m
Descent 896 m

Fantastic view over the whole Upper Engadin from the Acla Laret

from Engadin St. Moritz,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
recommended route Difficulty easy Stage 6
Distance 12.2 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 371 m
Descent 413 m

Leisurely hike on the Via Engiadina along the Inn and then up to the stage destination Lavin.

from Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 7
Distance 13.3 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 969 m
Descent 746 m

Hike high above the valley from Val Lavinouz to the Schellenursli village of Guarda.

from Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 8
Distance 13.8 km
Duration 4:45 h
Ascent 627 m
Descent 848 m

From Guarda follow the trail briefly through thesurrounding forest before continuing through the alpinemeadows to Alp Suot. This is a beautiful ...

from Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 9
Distance 13.6 km
Duration 4:45 h
Ascent 817 m
Descent 184 m

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 ...

from Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 10
Distance 12.3 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 156 m
Descent 791 m

Rather easy high-altitude hike on the sunny side of the Lower Engadine down to the picture-book village of Sent. 

from Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 11
Distance 16.5 km
Duration 5:00 h
Ascent 553 m
Descent 467 m

The three intact Engadin villages Sent, Vnà and Tschlin as well as the valley communities Val Sinestra and Val Ruinains form the natural and ...

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from Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 12
Distance 11.9 km
Duration 3:30 h
Ascent 255 m
Descent 673 m

The last partial stage of the «Via Engiadina» through the forests and the partly rocky landscape in the valleys between Tschlin and Vinadi.

from Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
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