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Lavin – Giarsun – Gare de Guarda

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  • Lavin on the Inn in the Lower Engadine
    Lavin on the Inn in the Lower Engadine
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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Leisurely winter hike over the Inn plains between Lavin and Giarsun.
easy
Distance 3.9 km
1:15 h
106 m
111 m
1,440 m
1,367 m
From Lavin railway station, walk through the village down to the Inn bridge. Immediately after crossing the Inn, the trail branches off to the left. Through a small section of forest you reach the wide plains along the Inn. The trail continues with slight ascents and descents back into the forest and below Giarsun the Inn is crossed again. The last section of the trail leads through the hamlet of Giarsun and finally to Guarda railway station.

Author’s recommendation

On the other side of the valley is the highest mountain in the Lower Engadine, Piz Linard. The ruins of Gonda can be seen above the railway line.
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (ml)
Update: March 04, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,440 m
Lowest point
1,367 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 23.09%Nature trail 73.05%Path 3.63%Road 0.23%
Asphalt
0.9 km
Nature trail
2.9 km
Path
0.1 km
Road
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Safety information

The trail is groomed after each snowfall. Please note the condition reports in the winter sports report. The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, the current snow and weather conditions must be observed before starting.

Attention: the trail partly runs on cross-country ski trails - please walk on the edge of the trails.

 

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips and hints

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Start

Lavin train station (1,429 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'804'097E 1'183'301N
DD
46.769603, 10.111171
DMS
46°46'10.6"N 10°06'40.2"E
UTM
32T 584839 5180160
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Destination

Guarda train station

Turn-by-turn directions

  • From Lavin railway station through the village down to the Inn
  • Cross the Inn and turn left
  • Follow the path to Giarsun
  • Cross the InnWalk through
  • Giarsun and continue to Guarda station

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau, from the Upper Engadine or Scuol) 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

Lavin is located directly on the Engadine road H27 (5 minutes' drive from Vereina south portal).

Parking

  • Paid parking at the railway station in Lavin

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'804'097E 1'183'301N
DD
46.769603, 10.111171
DMS
46°46'10.6"N 10°06'40.2"E
UTM
32T 584839 5180160
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Engadin Scuol winter map (available at the guest information desk)

Equipment

High and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun cream, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking poles.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
3.9 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
106 m
Descent
111 m
Highest point
1,440 m
Lowest point
1,367 m
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