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Engadin: Surrounded by pristine wilderness

Hiking in Lower Engadin

We’re standing on a mountain ridge with the Swiss National Park behind us and the pristine wilderness of the Engadin all around. We take in the view of Tarasp Castle and the ruins of Steinsberg Castle in the immense hiking region in eastern Graubünden. The smell of mountain pine fills the air, dew nestles in the petals of Alpine roses and we can hear the local baker greeting his first customers of the day. The Postbus, Rhätische Bahn railway and the cable cars transport more hiking enthusiasts from the quaint Engadin villages in the valley below to the region’s 300 hiking trails, to the Bogn Engiadina mineral bathhouse, or bring them closer to the numerous mountain chalets. Organised luggage transport, seamless signage and specialised hiking guides help us to enjoy this moment unencumbered, so we can concentrate on what’s most important: the spectacular view of Lower Engadin. This is hiking at its very best.

Via Engiadina: hiking without luggage

Three to seven-day hiking tour. The Via Engiadina is a panoramic hiking trail through Lower Engadin, which is completed in five stages and includes a luggage transport service.

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The top hiking trails in Lower Engadin

  • Val Mingèr in the Swiss National Park

    This hike through the national park starts in the S-charl valley and is particularly beautiful in autumn. On the way to the Mingèr rest area, hikers can often see animals on the craggy slopes of the Piz Pisoc.

    Val Mingèr Trail
  • Schellen-Ursli Trail in Guarda

    The village of Guarda was made famous by the children’s book Schellen-Ursli. This trail includes highlights from the book, such as the exciting ascent to a small Alpine settlement & the traditional Chalandamarz

    Schellen-Ursli Trail
  • Sent suspension bridge trail – Val Sinestra – Zuort – Vnà

    Hike along several suspension bridges from the art nouveau spa house in Val Sinestra, through an area voted ‘Landscape of the Year 2011’ to the hamlet of Vnà. Along the way you can stop for refreshments.

    Suspension Bridge Trail
  • Piz Clünas Summit Hike

    Relatively easy hike to the summit of Piz Clünas (2,793 m) on the southern edge of the Silvretta mountain range. You can take a break at the Alp Laret tavern and also shorten the route.

    Piz Clünas Summit Hike
  • Val d’Uina Smugglers’ Trail

    Spectacular hiking trail through the Uina gorge. The highlight is a 600-metre walkway that was blasted into the rockface by smugglers. Ideal with an overnight stay in the Sesvenna chalet or the SAC Lischana hut

    Val d’Uina Trail
  • Flurina Trail on Motta Naluns

    This panoramic route takes you from Prui to Motta Naluns. Signs along the way provide illustrations & information about Flurina’s history & the local birdlife. Return to the valley on the cable car or T

    Flurina Trail
  • Tour to the SAC Chamonna Tuoi Cabin

    Hike from Guarda, past the Lai Blau Alpine lake to the SAC Chamonna Tuoi cabin at the foot of Piz Buin. The cabin is located at 2,250 metres above sea level. This direct route follows the Clozza mountain stream

    SAC Chamonna Tuoi Cabin
  • Wildlife Watching on Mot Tavrü

    The hike starts in S-charl and proceeds through the Val Tavrü valley, which was part of the Swiss National Park between 1911 and 1936. Mot Tavrü mountain offers views of Val Foraz and the red deer sometimes.

    Mot Tavrü
  • Royal Tour: Lais da Macun

    This challenging route to the elevated plateau of the Macun lake district is an Alpine hike to the newest part of the Swiss National Park. Shuttle bus from Zernez.

    Lais da Macun
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Swiss National Park

Established in 1914, the national park has three clear mandates: to protect, research and inform. The park is strictly protected from human influence, so that the environment can develop in its natural state. This approach has fostered an incredibly diverse range flora and fauna, particularly among very small organisms. You can experience this rich biodiversity on your own or as part of a guided hiking group, as you explore the 170 km² national park. The national park visitor centre in Zernez is also worth a visit, particularly as an alternative to hiking when the weather is poor. Check out the Swiss National Park website for information regarding the current exhibitions or enquire at the tourist information centre in Zernez. The national park is completely closed in winter for conservation reasons.

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