Ardez - Ftan

8.2 km
2:45 h
446 mhd
278 mhd
Sunny hike along the wintry Via Engiadina from Ardez with the castle Steinsberg past the ruin Chanoua to Ftan with a view over Tarasp on Piz Pisoc& Co.
Technique 2/6
Fitness 3/6
Highest Point  1653 m
Lowest Point  1432 m
Best Season
Start Ardez Railway Station
Destination PostBus stop Ftan, cumün
Coordinates 46.773873, 10.199966



At the Ardez train station, go north on a direct route to the main road and follow it in an easterly direction to the edge of the village. Here the path turns left and leads over the field to the right past the schoolhouse and in two curves to the junction towards Chanoua. Already here you have an impressive view of the castle ruins over the rooftops of Ardez into the Val Sampuoir and Sur En on the opposite side of the valley. From here, the path climbs steadily to the ruins of the Sust/Säumerstation Chanoua, where a short rest with a view towards the Upper Engadine is worthwhile. A few meters further down the valley on the right side of the Inn you can see the proud castle Tarasp and the hamlets of the village. The path follows the Fahrstarsse for about 2 km and leads right into the forest at the parking space in front of the Hotel Paradies, past the hotel and the old mill to the hill Nügla on the southwestern outskirts of Ftan, the destination of the hike. From Ftan, sports buses run every half hour to Scuol, from where the train runs hourly to Ardez.


If time permits, a short detour to the castle hill of the Steinsberg ruin is recommended in Ardez. Or in Ftan a visit to the toboggan run and airboard slope at the Ftan-Prui chairlift.


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. 

Emergency call:
144 Emergency call, first aid1414
Mountain rescue REGA112
International emergency call


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


From Ardez train station cross the village to the main road
Follow this in an easterly directionAt the edge of the village turn

left Past the Shculhaus and in two curves to the junctionSecute

the hiking trail towards ChanouaClop to ChanouaThe
path approx., follow
the road for about 2kmBefore the Hotel Paradies branch
off into the forestPath via the old mill and follow

over the hill to Ftan


Public Transport

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) every hour to Ardez station

Anreise Information

  • From the north: via Landquart – Klosters by car through the Vereina Tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or over the Flüela Pass into the Lower Engadine on H27 to Ardez
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27 to Ardez
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27 to Ardez

Ardez is located directly on the Engadinerstrasse H27 (15 minutes drive from Vereina South Portal)


  • Parking at Ardez train station (Ardez South) or at the Hotel Schorta's Alvetern (Ardez West)

Responsible for this content Tourism Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG.
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