Via Engiadina Winter. Etappe 3, Ardez – Scuol

12.2 km
3:30 h
266 mhd
414 mhd
Blick auf das Dorf Ftan

Show all 4 images

Third stage of the multi-day winter hike Via Engiadina. From Ardez on old paths past historic buildings and ruins to Ftan and on to Scuol.
Technique 2/6
Fitness 3/6
Highest Point  1644 m
Lowest Point  1280 m
Best Season
Start Ardez Railway Station
Destination Scuol-Tarasp train station
Coordinates 46.773645, 10.200995



At the Ardez railway station, the route leads northwards to the main road and follows 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 up the valley is worthwhile. A few meters further on, looking east on the right side of the Inn, you can see the proud Tarasp Castle and the hamlets of the village. The path follows the road for about 2 km and leads right into the forest at the parking lot in front of the Hotel Paradies, past the hotel and the old mill to the hill Nügla on the southwestern outskirts of Ftan. After passing Ftan with its typical village squares and proud Engadine houses, the path leads steadily gently sloping to Scuol to the destination of the stage.


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.

This winter long-distance 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, hiking poles, as needed: sledges for the descent.


From Ardez train station cross the village to the main road
Follow this in an easterly directionTurn
left At the edge of the village Turn
left Past the schoolhouse and in two curves to the junction
hiking trail towards
ChanouaChill to ChanouaThe
path approx., 2km follow
the roadBefore the Hotel Paradies branch off into the forestPath via the old mill and over
the hill to FtanGlove through To FtanStep
through To Scuol

slightly sloping


Public Transport

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

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.
This content has been translated automatically.

Outdooractive Logo

This website uses technology and content from the Outdooractive platform.