Lavin – Guarda: Short but promising

4 km
1:30 h
237 mhd
13 mhd
Guarda im Unterengadin
Lavin am Inn.

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In Lavin.
Easy and panoramic hike from Lavin on the Inn River, up to the picturesquely situated Engadine village of Guarda.
Technique 2/6
Fitness 2/6
Highest Point  1655 m
Lowest Point  1418 m
Best Season
Lavin train station
Post-Bus Stop Guarda, cumün
46.76962, 10.111214



From the station we start in the direction of the church to the eastern exit of the village. A subway leads safely under the railway line and Engadin road. With a steady incline up to the first hill, where the path splits. Both paths lead to Guarda, the one on the left continues on a steady incline, the one on the right goes straight ahead, flat at first and following the slope in a few bends, before it then joins the upper winter hiking trail again via a larger incline. Almost exactly halfway between Lavin and Guarda (after the short forest section) you pass through the former settlement of Gonda. After another ascent over the terraced slopes, the trail turns left to the bridge over the Clozza mountain stream, which at this point also forms the municipal boundary between the two large municipalities of Zernez and Scuol. Soon afterwards you reach the road and the entrance to Guarda. The PostBus stop is reached by turning left at the church.


Take plenty of time to visit the village of Guarda. Engadine houses with sgraffito, winding alleys and rustic inns invite you to linger. The PostBus runs several times a day to Guarda railway station below, from where you can catch the train back to Lavin or Scuol.


The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, it is imperative that the current weather conditions and weather forecasts are observed before starting the tour.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call


Good shoes, rain and sun protection, water bottle, first aid kit.


  • From Lavin station to the churchTake the subway and branch off to the right
  • Follow the path until after the farmhouses
  • At the junction you can take both pathsFollow path to Gonda and turn left into the valley, following the Clozza
  • Cross the bridge and continue on the forest road towards Guarda
  • The last stretch on the road to Guarda


Public Transport

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau, from the Upper Engadine or Scuol) hourly to Lavin

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 towards St. Moritz on H27
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27

Lavin is located directly on the Engadine road H27 (2 minutes drive from Veraina south portal)


  • Paid parking at the railway station in Lavin.

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