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Lavin – Guarda – Ardez – Ftan – Scuol

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  • Near Ftan in the Lower Engadine.
    Near Ftan in the Lower Engadine.
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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The panoramic hike on the sunny side of the Lower Engadine leads through original Engadine mountain villages and offers magnificent views of the mountain world.
moderate
Distance 20 km
7:00 h
532 m
720 m
1,709 m
1,242 m
The panoramic hike on the sunny slopes of the Lower Engadine leads through striking Engadine villages such as Lavin, Guarda, Ardez and Ftan. Narrow alleys with sgraffito-decorated houses want to be explored. Between the villages, the rather easy trail runs through sections rich in nature with magnificent views of the Engadine mountains. In spring you can marvel at the diverse flora, in autumn at the golden splendour of colours.

Author’s recommendation

Near Ardez, it is worth visiting the Steinsberg ruins, which tower over what is perhaps the most unspoilt Engadine village.
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: May 09, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,709 m
Lowest point
1,242 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

La randonnée a été évaluée lorsque les conditions météorologiques étaient favorables. Les conditions météorologiques actuelles et les prévisions météorologiques doivent impérativement être prises en compte avant le départ de la randonnée.

 

Appel d'urgence:

144 Appel d'urgence, premiers secours

1414 Sauvetage en montagne REGA

112 Numéro d'urgence international

Tips and hints

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Start

Lavin, staziun (station) (1,429 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'804'154E 1'183'330N
DD
46.769848, 10.111924
DMS
46°46'11.5"N 10°06'42.9"E
UTM
32T 584896 5180189
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Destination

PostBus stop Scuol, Belvédère

Turn-by-turn directions

From the railway station in Lavin, follow the signposts to Guarda. The route climbs steadily to the village, high above the Inn. After crossing the village, a little road with little traffic leads to the hamlet of Bos-cha. Immediately beyond, you can follow the path in the direction of Ardez or choose a slightly higher variant on a mountain trail that offers more nature.

After a recommended detour in Ardez, follow the signs to Ftan. The trail climbs gently past the Chanoua ruins. Shortly afterwards, the trail goes slightly downhill for a short stretch on a road with little traffic. Immediately after the bridge over the Tasnan torrent, turn left and after a few metres follow the hiking trail towards Ftan. After a short stretch through the forest, you cross the road and go past the Hotel Paradies directly into the village. At the end of Ftan you have the option of following the lower or upper hiking trail down to Scuol. The upper variant takes a little longer and is a little steeper on the way down, but perhaps also a bit more scenic.

Of course, the hike can also be done wonderfully from Scuol to Lavin.

Note

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

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or Upper Engadine) hourly to Lavin

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

Parking

  • Paid parking at the railway station in Lavin
  • It is recommended to travel by Rhaetian Railway, as this is a long-distance tour

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'804'154E 1'183'330N
DD
46.769848, 10.111924
DMS
46°46'11.5"N 10°06'42.9"E
UTM
32T 584896 5180189
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Swisstopo Hiking Map 50'000 «Tarasp» Year of issue: 2019 ISBN number: 978-3-302-30249-2 or depending on area
  • Swisstopo Hiking Map 50'000 «National Park» Year of issue: 2019 ISBN number: 978-3-302-30459-5

Author’s map recommendations

  • Swisstopo 1: 33 33 Unterengadin

Equipment

Sturdy shoes, sun protection

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Rating

5.0
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Jürgen Harald
October 08, 2020 · Community
Herrliche Wanderung, sehr vielseitig, tolle Ausblicke, Panorama, unterschiedliche Wegbeschaffenheiten, sehr abwechslungsreich, leichte Steigungen vorhanden.
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C G
September 28, 2020 · Community
Tolle Höhenwanderung, sehr aussichtsreich, beste Ausschilderung
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When did you do this route? September 28, 2020
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
20 km
Duration
7:00 h
Ascent
532 m
Descent
720 m
Highest point
1,709 m
Lowest point
1,242 m
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