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Brail – Alp Barlas-ch – Alp Munt – Zernez

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    Photo: Marlene Heiniger, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Blick auf Zernez und Ofenpass
    Photo: Marlene Heiniger, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Marlene Heiniger, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Blick auf Zernez
    Photo: Marlene Heiniger, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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Beautiful panoramic hike from Brail to Zernez.
moderate
Distance 16.1 km
6:45 h
736 m
901 m
Right at the bus stop in Brail the path leads uphill, where you turn right and walk through beautiful meadows to the turn-off to Alp Barlas-ch on Via Engadina. Now the ascent begins on the beautiful little alpine road up to Alp Barlas-ch, which invites you to take a first break. During the break you can enjoy the panoramic view toward the Upper Engadine and the opposite side of the valley. From here the path leads across a meadow to the first ravine. This is followed by a short but very steep descent toward Alp Pülschezza, before the little-used path continues along the slope through light woodland to the turn-off to Brail at about 2000 metres. Now you slowly climb again along the path to Val Plüschezza. Here you leave the forest and continue to hike from valley to valley, thereby crossing numerous smaller mountain streams. First into Val d'Urezza, then Vallanzun via Val Schivò. This is where the sometimes quite steep descent begins, which shortly before Alp Munt continues through the forest and down to Zernez.

Author’s recommendation

Stay overnight or take a detour to the sun terrace of Switzerland's smallest 5* hotel, the IN LAIN Hotel Cadonau. Highest service quality and warm hospitality, a great ambience and finest culinary delights! 
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (fs)
Update: August 11, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,203 m
Lowest point
1,469 m
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Safety information

Die Tour wurde bei günstigen Witterungsverhältnissen bewertet, die aktuellen Witterungsverhältnisse und Wettervorhersagen müssen vor dem Tourenstart zwingend beachtet werden.

 

Notruf:

144 Notruf

Erste Hilfe

1414 Bergrettung REGA

112  Internationaler Notruf

Tips and hints

www.engadin.com 

Start

PostBus stop Brail (1,635 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'798'676E 1'170'477N
DD
46.655948, 10.034676
DMS
46°39'21.4"N 10°02'04.8"E
UTM
32T 579165 5167451
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Destination

Zernez train station

Note


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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau, from the Upper Engadine or Scuol) hourly to Cinuos-chel/Brail and then with the Engadinbus (line 7) to Brail.
  • From Zernez with the Engadinbus from the station square in Zernez several times a day to Brail

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina Tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via the Flüela Pass on the H27 to Brail.
  • 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.
  • Brail lies directly on the Engadine road

Parking

In Brail there are a limited number of PP in the village centre, at the multi-purpose building.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'798'676E 1'170'477N
DD
46.655948, 10.034676
DMS
46°39'21.4"N 10°02'04.8"E
UTM
32T 579165 5167451
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Swisstopo Wanderkarte 50'000 «Tarasp» Ausgabejahr: 2019 ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-30249-2 oder je nach Gebiet
  • Swisstopo Wanderkarte 50'000 «Nationalpark» Ausgabejahr: 2019  ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-30459-5

Equipment

Good shoes, rain and sun protection, water bottle, first aid kit, food. Wind and/or rain jacket are recommended, as you will be walking at over 2,000 m for a long time.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.1 km
Duration
6:45 h
Ascent
736 m
Descent
901 m
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