Via Engiadina Winter. Etappe 1, Zernez – Guarda

16.1 km
4:30 h
435 Hm
251 Hm
Ausblick aufs Dorf Zernez
Dorf Susch, mit Kirche und Muzeum Susch im Hintergrund

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First stage of the winter hike Via Engiadina.  From Zernez flat along the Inn via Susch to Lavin and then up to the terraced village of Guarda.

Technik 2/6
Kondition 3/6
Höchster Punkt  1655 m
Tiefster Punkt  1385 m
Beste Jahreszeit
Zernez Railway Station
Centre of Guarda
46.697899, 10.090293



From Zernez train station, the path leads through the village towards the church. Below the church, the path leads towards the village exit to the edge of the forest. Soon the winter hiking trail and the cross-country ski run share the course to Susch. Here the path leads through the village, where there are also refreshment stops, over the bridge to Sur Punt and to the eastern edge of the village. From here you cross wide fields, dive into a fairytale forest at the Foura da Baldirun and soon reach the next Engadine village Lavin over the wide plain opposite Sagliains. Here the path crosses the Inn over the covered wooden bridge and wanders through the village with its Italian flair and the palazzo-like houses. Coming to the east end of Lavin you can see Guarda on the left down the valley, high up on the terraces. As soon as the bypass road and the railway tracks are crossed east of the church of San Güerg, the tour leads steadily uphill over terraces and fields, past the ruins of Gonda to the entrance of the Val Tuoi. The stream is crossed here at the old saw before the last meters of altitude to Guarda are mastered parallel to the main road. The home village of the Schellen-Ursli invites you to stop, linger and marvel at the picturesque village squares and Engadine houses.


The stage can also be shortened from Susch. From Zernez you can take the train to Susch. In Zernez, we recommend a visit to the National Park Centre in Zernez.

This long-distance winter hike can be booked as a package including luggage transport from hotel to hotel. More information can be found here:


The path is prepared after each snowfall. Please note the status reports in the winter sports report. The tour was evaluated in favorable weather conditions, the current snow and weather conditions must be considered before the start.  

Attention: The path leads through wildlife rest zones, please do not leave forest paths.

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

emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain Rescue REGA

112 International emergency call


High and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothes, sunscreen, sunglasses, sun protection, hiking poles.


Start at Zernez
train station Path through the village towards the church
Below the church towards the village exit and the edge of
the forest Along the Inn to Susch
Over the bridge to Sur Punt and the eastern edge of
the village Follow
the path over the fields and through the forest At Lavin cross the Inn over the wooden bridge
Village to the church Cross
the church At the church through the underpass
Follow the path past Gonda to Guarda


Öffentliche Verkehrsmittel

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart, Upper and Lower Engadine) hourly to Zernez
  • By PostBus from Val Müstair, Upper Engadine and Mals every hour to Zernez

Arrival information

  • From the north: via Landquart – Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or over 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
  • Zernez is located directly on the Ofen pass and on the Engadine road H27 (10 minutes drive from Vereina south portal)


  • Free parking at the train station, in the village and at the visitor center of the National Park in Zernez.
  • Paid parking at the train station in Lavin or at the Hotel Bär & Post in Zernez.

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