Beautiful snowshoe tour above Guarda – the circular route leads over open terrain and through forest sections up to Alp Sura.
Distance 5.7 km
Highest point2,120 m
Lowest point1,667 m
In the eastern part of the Engadine village of Guarda, an alpine trail climbs towards Val Tuoi. After overcoming the first altitude step over open terrain, the trail branches off to the right in Clüs. The trail continues through quiet forests to Alp Sura. Alp Sura lies above the timberline, at the foot of Piz Cotschen. It is worth taking a break here, if only for the view of the Engadine mountains: Piz Buin towers in the north, Piz Macun on the other side, and far below the Inn meanders through the Engadine valley.
Due to the alpine dangers, it is not advisable to advance further into the valley without a mountain guide. The descent first leads along the alpine road. After the first prominent left-hand bend, the trail continues on the old path to Perlas and across the clearing. Through loose forest you reach Clüs again and then the road to Guarda.
Snowshoe trails are NOT preapred
This snowshoe hike is a SwitzerlandMobility tour and is therefore signposted.
To round off the tour, it is advisable to plan a little more time in the Engadine village. Guarda is famous for its picturesque village square and its splendid sgraffiti-adorned houses. One of them inspired Alois Carigiet when he drew Schellen-Ursli's home. The well-known story about the tradition "Chalandamarz" is set in the Lower Engadine village.
Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: March 04, 2022
Best time of year
Please note the condition reports in the winter sports report. The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, current snow and weather conditions must be noted before starting.
144 Emergency call, first aid
1414 Mountain rescue REGA
112 International emergency call
Guarda village (1,667 m)
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From the village northwest
Junction Lajet/ Alp Sura
steep ascent to Alp Sura
alternative: partly alpine road
Wildlife refuge Laret: December 21 - April 20
all notes on protected areas
With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or Upper Engadine) hourly to Guarda.
With the PostBus connection 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
Giarsun is directly on the Engadine road H27 (20 minutes drive from Vereina south portal). From there, Guarda can be reached in ten minutes by car.
Paid parking available in front of the village
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Snowshoe equipment, high and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun protection