Beautiful panoramic hike from Brail to Zernez.
Distance 16.1 km
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.
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AuthorTourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (fs)
Update: August 11, 2021
Safety informationDie Tour wurde bei günstigen Witterungsverhältnissen bewertet, die aktuellen Witterungsverhältnisse und Wettervorhersagen müssen vor dem Tourenstart zwingend beachtet werden.
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Tips and hints
- 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
ParkingIn Brail there are a limited number of PP in the village centre, at the multi-purpose building.
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EquipmentGood 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.
Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Climbing helmet as required
- 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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