From Guarda follow the trail briefly through thesurrounding forest before continuing through the alpinemeadows to Alp Suot. This is a beautiful walk with lots of interest and varied scenery and great panorama views.
Distance 13.8 km
Highest point2,181 m
Lowest point1,432 m
From Guarda we walk uphill on the first stretch, following the Schellenursliweg. Towards Val Tuoi we cross the Clozza mountain stream and follow the path via Plan Champatsch to Alp Suot. On the opposite side of the valley up again, the path leads first on a path and then on a forest path to the alp Sura. The alp Sura is served during the summering season. The path continues over alpine meadows on a slight incline to Murtera Dadoura; you are now on one of the most panoramic passages of the Via Engiadina. Murtera Dadoura is the highest point of this stage. Across lush meadows and open pastureland we descend to the Maiensässen of Munt and across the stream to Chöglias. Below the alpine road, the day's destination Ardez with its striking castle ruins can be seen from far away. From the train station Ardez trains depart hourly to Guarda and Scuol.
Dont forget your camera, and enough food/snacks and water for the hike.
Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: June 03, 2021
Best time of year
This tour got evaluated during summertime with good weather conditions. We highly recommend to check always the current weather forecast and plan your hikings according to that.
All hiking trails along the Via Engiadina trek require alpine experience and good orienteering. Furthermore stable hiking boots are recommended.
144 Swiss emergency call
1414 Swiss mountain rescue team REGA
112 International first aid
Tips and hints
Also fits for hikers with dogs. However take care of cows and wild animals.
PostAuto stop Guarda, cumün (1,655 m)
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Train station Ardez
Guarda – Alp Suot – Marangun – Alp Sura – Alp Murtera Dadoura – Ardez
all notes on protected areas
With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Prättigau or Oberengadin) hourly to Guarda station. Several times daily PostBus connection from the PostBus stop Guarda, staziun to Guarda, cumün
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
Guarda can be reached in 5 minutes by car from the Engadin road at Giarsun.
Paid parking at the entrance of the village of Guarda (Guarda is car-free)
Paid parking at the train station of Guarda
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Book recommendation by the author
Luca Merisio: Via Engiadina - ein 140 km langer Traum, ISBN: 978-88-97292-05-0
Author’s map recommendations
Summer map from lower Engadine tourism
High and stable hiking shoes or boots, warm cloths, sun protection and rain cover. Furthermore hiking sticks, flied glass and official hiking maps are recommended.