Guarda – Alp Sura (Round tour)

5.7 km
2:45 h
470 Hm
470 Hm
Blick auf Guarda und die umliegende Bergwelt
Schneeschuhlaufen oberhalb Guarda.

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Guarda im Winter
Beautiful snowshoe tour above Guarda – the circular route leads over open terrain and through forest sections up to Alp Sura.
Technik 3/6
Kondition 4/6
Höchster Punkt  2120 m
Tiefster Punkt  1667 m
Beste Jahreszeit
Guarda village
Guarda village
46.776092, 10.1551



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.


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.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call


Snowshoe equipment, high and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun protection


From the village northwest

Junction Lajet/ Alp Sura

steep ascent to Alp Sura

alternative: partly alpine road


Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or Upper Engadine) hourly to Guarda.
  • With the PostBus connection to Guarda, cumün

Arrival information

  • 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

Verantwortlich für diesen Inhalt Tourism Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG.

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