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Via Engiadina trek, 2nd stage Guarda - Ardez

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  • Via Engiadina. Etappe 3, Guarda – Ardez
    / Via Engiadina. Etappe 3, Guarda – Ardez
    Photo: Michael Leibacher, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • Via Engiadina. Etappe 3, Guarda – Ardez
    / Via Engiadina. Etappe 3, Guarda – Ardez
    Photo: Michael Leibacher, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • Via Engiadina. Etappe 3, Guarda – Ardez
    / Via Engiadina. Etappe 3, Guarda – Ardez
    Photo: Michael Leibacher, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • Via Engiadina. Etappe 3, Guarda – Ardez
    / Via Engiadina. Etappe 3, Guarda – Ardez
    Photo: Michael Leibacher, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Map / Via Engiadina trek, 2nd stage Guarda - Ardez
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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.

moderate
9 km
3:15 h
534 m
749 m
all details

2nd stage: Guarda – Alp Suot – Marangun – Alp Sura – Alp Murtera Dadoura – Ardez (up 708m, down 891m, duration 4.30 hrs). At the eastern end of the village of Guarda the trek goes to the left into the „Val Tuoi“ and leads over alpine meadows towards the entrance of this valley. The valley of Tuoi is well-known for its diversity of plants and flowers. Along a natural street you reach the „Alp Suot“. Afterwards the trail goes up from Alp Suot for almost 150 meters in altitute to „Alp Sura“, from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view over the lower Engadine mountain landscape. Partly steep the Via Engiadina leads over alpine meadows via „Alp Murtera Dadoura“ further to „Mundaditsch“ and „Munt“ down to the mountain village Ardez.

Author's recommendation

Dont forget your camera, and enough food/snacks and water for the hike.

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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (pk)

Updated: 2017-08-17

Difficulty moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2181 m
1432 m
Best time of year
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With refreshment stops With refreshment stops
Public transport friendly
Tour route
Nice views
Botanical highlights

Safety information

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.

 

Emergency/First aid:

144   Swiss emergency call   

1414 Swiss mountain rescue team REGA

112   International first aid


Equipment

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.


Tips, hints and links

Also fits for hikers with dogs. However take care of cows and wild animals.

Start

Village of Guarda, Hotel Piz Buin (1649 m)
Coordinates:
Geogr. 46.775336 N 10.151789 E
UTM 32T 587931 5180842

Destination

Ardez, Hotel Schortas Alvetern

Note

Wildlife refuge Laret: Do not enter the nature reserve from 21.12 until 30.04.

Turn-by-turn directions

Guarda – Alp Suot – Marangun – Alp Sura – Alp Murtera Dadoura – Ardez

Public transport:

This tour is conveniently accessible by public transport.

  • Mit der Rhätischen Bahn (von Chur, Prättigau oder Oberengadin) stündlich bis Bahnhof Guarda
  • Mehrmals tägliche PostAuto-Verbindung von der PostAuto-Haltestelle Guarda, staziun bis Guarda, cumün

Getting there:

  • Von Norden: über Landquart – Klosters per Autoverlad durch den Vereinatunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) oder über den Flüelapass ins Unterengadin auf H27
  • Von Osten: via Landeck / Österreich in Richtung St. Moritz auf H27
  • Von Süden: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) oder Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) auf H27

Guarda ist ab der Engadinerstrasse bei Giarsun in 5 Fahrminuten zu erreichen

Parking:

  • Kostenpflichtige Parkplätze am Dorfeingang von Guarda (Guarda ist Autofrei)
  • Kostenpflichtige Parkplätze am Bahnhof von Guarda

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

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Difficulty moderate
Distance 9 km
Duration 3:15 h
Ascent 534 m
Descent 749 m

Qualities

Public transport friendly Nice views With refreshment stops

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