Hike high above the valley from Val Lavinouz to the Schellenursli village of Guarda.
Distance 13.3 km
Highest point2,239 m
Lowest point1,422 m
From Lavin train station, take the road in an easterly direction past the church and, at the end of the village, turn left under the railroad and cantonal road onto the forest road. Follow the Via Engiadina signs through the forest to the entrance to Val Lavinouz. Over the alp Dadoura and up to the alp d'Immez, the route runs along the alp road, then branches off to the right and now runs somewhat more steeply uphill through alpine rose bushes. Very rewarding is the view into Val Lavinouz to the Verstanclahorn and the Vadret da las Maisas glacier below. High above the Alp d'Immez, the route then heads east again, remaining at the same altitude. On the opposite side of the valley of Val Lavinouz rises the shapely Piz Linard. On the flank of Piz Chapisun up to Chamanna dal Bescher (open in summer), the path crosses the Gonda avalanche range, to which the village of Lavin owes its name. At the top of the ridge of Chapisun the blasting pylons can be seen, further down in the valley the remains of the 12th century settlement of Gonda can be seen. The path then leads back towards Val Tuoi. Before reaching the bottom of the valley, a path branches off to the right from the Via Engiadina through the gorge «Foura Turnina» to the alp Sura. The alp Sura is served during the summering season. From the alp Sura you descend through a light-flooded forest to Guarda. In Guarda there are various possibilities to stop for refreshments as well as post bus connections to Guarda train station and to the RhB network.
If you still have enough energy, continue walking along the Via Engiadina into the Val Tuoi until you reach the Alp Suot. Before Alp Suot, the turning point in Val Tuoi, you cross the valley stream Clozza. After the Suot Alp, there is another ascent to above the tree line and again follow the valley outwards to the Sura Alp, which is located in a panoramic position.
Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: June 03, 2021
Best time of year
The tour was evaluated in favorable weather conditions, the current weather conditions and weather forecasts are mandatory to follow before starting the tour. This hike requires elementary alpine experience, orientation skills, mountain boots are recommended.