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Susch – La Fuorcha – Zernez

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  • Susch
    Susch
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Andrea Badrutt, Chur
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Easy hike along the Inn, across the snowy plains towards Zernez.
easy
Distance 7.5 km
2:00 h
66 m
27 m
1,488 m
1,426 m
From Susch railway station, the path leads to the western end of the village. Cross the covered wooden bridge to reach the other side of the Inn, where the hiking trail begins. The trail always follows the Inn upstream to the spacious plains on the valley floor. Where the valley becomes narrower and narrower and the Engadine road, the Inn, the cross-country ski trail and the winter hiking trail share the space, you continue to Zernez. There you walk through the village to the railway station. 

Author’s recommendation

The «La Tuor» tower and the «Rohan» fortress characterise the village of Susch. It is the only place in the Lower Engadine where the Inn River flows through the middle of the village.
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Update: December 17, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,488 m
Lowest point
1,426 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 12.42%Forested/wild trail 39.12%Path 28.13%Road 20.32%
Asphalt
0.9 km
Forested/wild trail
2.9 km
Path
2.1 km
Road
1.5 km
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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 leads through game rest zones, please do not leave forest paths.

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

engadin.com

engadin.com/susch-la-fuorcha-zernez

Start

Susch railway station (1,431 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'801'750E 1'181'259N
DD
46.751961, 10.079553
DMS
46°45'07.1"N 10°04'46.4"E
UTM
32T 582452 5178166
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Destination

Zernez railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

  • From Susch railway station to the west
  • At the end of the village cross the Inn over the wooden bridge
  • Follow the path upstream to Zernez
  • Through the village to the railway station

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau, from the Upper Engadine or from Scuol) hourly to Susch station.

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
  • Susch is located directly on the Flüela Pass and on the Engadine road H27 (5 minutes' drive from Vereina south portal)

Parking

  • Paid parking at the railway station in Susch

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'801'750E 1'181'259N
DD
46.751961, 10.079553
DMS
46°45'07.1"N 10°04'46.4"E
UTM
32T 582452 5178166
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, walking sticks

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.5 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
66 m
Descent
27 m
Highest point
1,488 m
Lowest point
1,426 m
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1600 m 1800 m
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