Via Engiadina long-distance hiking trail (winter)

46.1 km
14:30 h
1798 mhd
1839 mhd

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Via Engiadina panoramic hike: Hike in four stages along the Via Engiadina winter hiking trail from Zernez to Sent.
Technique 3/6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  2301 m
Lowest Point  1280 m
Best Season
Zernez train station
PostBus stop Sent, Plaz
46.69789, 10.090285



The high-altitude hike leads from Zernez railway station through the village to Susch. After crossing the village and crossing more fields, the next Engadine village of Lavin is reached. The hike continues on the sunny side of the valley through original Engadine villages such as Guarda, Ardez or Sent. Along the way you enjoy varied day hikes and magnificent panoramic views of the Lower Engadine Dolomites. 


The winter hiking trail Motta Naluns - Sent (stage 4) remains closed until further notice. Due to the large amount of snow, the unfrozen ground and the rain, there is a risk of wet snow avalanches.


Highlights along the route are the castle hill of the Steinsberg ruin in Ardez or a toboggan ride at the Ftan-Prui chairlift.


The trail is groomed after each snowfall. Please note the condition reports in the winter sports report. The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, the current snow and weather conditions must be observed before starting.


  • The trail passes through wildlife rest areas, please do not leave forest trails.
  • The trail runs partly on cross-country ski trails and ski slopes - please walk along the edge of the trails/slopes.
  • The km figures for the route include the ascent Scuol – Motta Naluns.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call


High and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun cream, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking poles.


Stage 1, Zernez – Susch – Lavin – Guarda:
  • From Susch to Sur Punt and the eastern edge of the village.
  • Follow the path across the fields and through the forest
  • At Lavin cross the Inn over the wooden bridge
  • Cross the village to the church
  • At the church through the subway
  • Follow the path past Gonda to Guarda

Stage 2, Guarda – Ardez:

  • Cross Guarda from west to east
  • Continue on the old Engadine road to Bos-cha
  • Slightly downhill to Ardez

3rd stage, Ardez – Ftan – Scuol:

  • Follow the main road in an easterly direction
  • Turn left at the edge of the village
  • Pass the schoolhouse and take two bends to the junction
  • Follow hiking trail towards Chanoua
  • Ascent to Chanoua
  • Follow the road for approx. 2km
  • Turn off into the forest before the Hotel Paradies
  • Follow the path via the old mill and over the hill to Ftan
  • Go up through the village and follow the winter hiking trail towards Scuol

4th stage, Scuol – Sent:

  • From the Motta Naluns mountain station, follow the winter hiking trail uphill parallel to the ski slope
  • Follow the trail
  • Cross the pistes at Jonvrai
  • Follow the signs towards Sent
  • At the Sömi Bar descend to Sent (off-piste)


Public Transport

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

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
  • Zernez is located directly on the Ofenpass and on the Engadine road H27 (10 minutes drive from Vereina south portal)


  • Free parking at the railway station, in the village and at the National Park Visitor Centre in Zernez.
  • Paid parking at the railway station in Lavin or at the Hotel Bär & Post in Zernez.

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