Via Engiadina Winter. Stage 1, Zernez - Guarda

16.1 km
4:30 h
435 mhd
251 mhd
Blick auf Guarda und die umliegende Bergwelt
Ausblick aufs Dorf Zernez

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Dorf Susch, mit Kirche und Muzeum Susch im Hintergrund

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

Technique 2/6
Fitness 3/6
Highest Point  1655 m
Lowest Point  1385 m
Best Season

Start Zernez Railway Station
Destination Centre of Guarda
Coordinates 46.697899, 10.090293


From Zernez 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 place as far as Susch. Here the trail leads through the village, where there are also refreshments, 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 of Lavin via the wide plain vis-a-vis of Sagliains. Here the path crosses the Inn via the covered wooden bridge and crosses the village with its Italian flair and palazzo-like houses. Coming to the east end of Lavin you can already see Guarda downhill on the left, 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 upwards over terraces and fields, past the ruins of Gonda to the entrance of the Val Tuoi. The creek 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 hiked 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 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 trails – please walk along the edge of the trail.


144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain Rescue REGA

112 International Emergency Call


Start at Zernez station
Path through the village towards the church
Beeside the church towards the village exit and the edge of the forest
Along the Inn to Susch
Cross the bridge to Sur Punt and the eastern edge of the village
Seat the path over the fields and through the forest
Cross the Inn at Lavin over the wooden bridge
Dorf to the church
At the church through the underpass
Se the path past Gonda to Guarda

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