87 Via Engiadina
87 Via Engiadina

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Via Engiadina

Via Engiadina

Maloja–Vinadi

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Via Engiadina

Via Engiadina

Classic high-altitude trail from the Upper to the Lower Engadine. On the sunny side of the valley along the river Inn, you cross typical Engadine villages, pine and larch forests, crystal-clear streams and lush alpine meadows. The panorama: the gleaming glaciers of the Bernina group and the Engadine Dolomites in the Swiss National Park.
The Via Engiadina is a long-distance hiking trail along the entire length of the Engadine. The twelve stages connect the village of Maloja in the Upper Engadine with Vinadi in the Lower Engadine on the border with Tyrol. In parts, the classic high-altitude trail runs through alpine terrain, then back down in the valley along the river Inn. A good level of fitness is a prerequisite for this 160-kilometre multiple day tour. But the fragrant stone pine forests, flowering mountain meadows, foaming torrents, picturesque Engadine villages and the impressive panorama quickly make you forget the occasionally tough ascents.

More than 800 glaciers feed the Inn which rises at the Maloja pass. The Via Engiadina also begins in Maloja. The village at the western end of lake Sils connects the Upper Engadine lake plateau with the valley of Bergell. Above the lake, the hamlet of Grevasalvas is worth a visit. Thanks to its picturesque location and rustic houses, it served as a Heidi film set in the 1970s. On the way past Silvaplana and St. Moritz, the gleaming glaciers of the nearby Bernina group are an impressive backdrop. The numerous cable cars in the area bear witness to the long history of the winter sports resort. Over several stages, the Via Engiadina offers wonderful views as well as insights into typical Upper Engadine villages, including Bever, S-chanf and Zuoz. Here you can admire stately patrician houses as well as traditional dwellings with bay windows and elaborately painted facades.

In the Punt Ota valley, the border into the Lower Engadine is crossed via the river of the same name. One of the most strenuous stages ends in Zernez, the gateway to the Swiss National Park. Along the river Inn, the hiking tour continues on a leisurely and relatively even path via Susch to Lavin. The next village is Guarda, home of the children's book hero Schellen-Ursli. The village is characterised by houses decorated with sgraffiti and flowers. Ardez, Sent or Tschlin are also worth a visit, and so are the valleys: Val Lavinuoz with a view of Piz Linard, Val Tuoi with its many contrasts, or Val Sinestra which has won awards on several occasions for its floral splendour. The all-day hikes offer magnificent panoramic views of the Lower Engadine Dolomites. The last stage of the Via Engadina ends in Vinadi on the border with Tyrol.
Classic high-altitude trail from the Upper to the Lower Engadine. On the sunny side of the valley along the river Inn, you cross typical Engadine villages, pine and larch forests, crystal-clear streams and lush alpine meadows. The panorama: the gleaming glaciers of the Bernina group and the Engadine Dolomites in the Swiss National Park.
The Via Engiadina is a long-distance hiking trail along the entire length of the Engadine. The twelve stages connect the village of Maloja in the Upper Engadine with Vinadi in the Lower Engadine on the border with Tyrol. In parts, the classic high-altitude trail runs through alpine terrain, then back down in the valley along the river Inn. A good level of fitness is a prerequisite for this 160-kilometre multiple day tour. But the fragrant stone pine forests, flowering mountain meadows, foaming torrents, picturesque Engadine villages and the impressive panorama quickly make you forget the occasionally tough ascents.

More than 800 glaciers feed the Inn which rises at the Maloja pass. The Via Engiadina also begins in Maloja. The village at the western end of lake Sils connects the Upper Engadine lake plateau with the valley of Bergell. Above the lake, the hamlet of Grevasalvas is worth a visit. Thanks to its picturesque location and rustic houses, it served as a Heidi film set in the 1970s. On the way past Silvaplana and St. Moritz, the gleaming glaciers of the nearby Bernina group are an impressive backdrop. The numerous cable cars in the area bear witness to the long history of the winter sports resort. Over several stages, the Via Engiadina offers wonderful views as well as insights into typical Upper Engadine villages, including Bever, S-chanf and Zuoz. Here you can admire stately patrician houses as well as traditional dwellings with bay windows and elaborately painted facades.

In the Punt Ota valley, the border into the Lower Engadine is crossed via the river of the same name. One of the most strenuous stages ends in Zernez, the gateway to the Swiss National Park. Along the river Inn, the hiking tour continues on a leisurely and relatively even path via Susch to Lavin. The next village is Guarda, home of the children's book hero Schellen-Ursli. The village is characterised by houses decorated with sgraffiti and flowers. Ardez, Sent or Tschlin are also worth a visit, and so are the valleys: Val Lavinuoz with a view of Piz Linard, Val Tuoi with its many contrasts, or Val Sinestra which has won awards on several occasions for its floral splendour. The all-day hikes offer magnificent panoramic views of the Lower Engadine Dolomites. The last stage of the Via Engadina ends in Vinadi on the border with Tyrol.

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Accommodation

Berghotel Randolins und Hostel by Randolins
Berghotel Randolins und Hostel by Randolins
St. Moritz
Hotel San Gian
Hotel San Gian
St.Moritz
Hotel Corvatsch
Hotel Corvatsch
St. Moritz
Hotel Schweizerhof
Hotel Schweizerhof
St. Moritz
Gasthaus Spinas
Gasthaus Spinas
Bever
Pension Chesin Zuppò
Pension Chesin Zuppò
La Punt-Chamues-ch
Chesa Staila - Hotel B&B
Chesa Staila - Hotel B&B
La Punt-Chamues-ch
Hotel Restorant Veduta
Hotel Restorant Veduta
Cinuos-chel
Hotel Crusch Alba
Hotel Crusch Alba
Zernez
Chamanna dal Linard CAS
Chamanna dal Linard CAS
Lavin
Hotel Bellavista
Hotel Bellavista
Ftan
Camping Sur En
Camping Sur En
Sent
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Bookable offers

87 Via Engiadina
87 Via Engiadina
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Places

Maloja
Maloja
Sils Maria
Sils Maria
Silvaplana
Silvaplana
St. Moritz
St. Moritz
Spinas
Spinas
Samedan
Samedan
La Punt
La Punt
S-chanf
S-chanf
Zernez
Zernez
Lavin
Lavin
Guarda
Guarda
Ardez
Ardez
Ftan
Ftan
Scuol
Scuol
Sent
Sent
Ramosch
Ramosch
Martina
Martina
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Places of interest

The pumptrack at the Sports Center Mulets Silvaplana
The pumptrack at the Sports Center Mulets Silvaplana
Segantini Museum
Segantini Museum
Corviglia Flowtrail Freeride 696
Corviglia Flowtrail Freeride 696
Swiss National Park House
Swiss National Park House
Swiss National Park
Swiss National Park
Schellen-Ursli's Home
Schellen-Ursli's Home
Town Cenre and Steinsberg Castle
Town Cenre and Steinsberg Castle
Seilpark Engadin
Seilpark Engadin
Cultivated Terraces and Bieraria
Cultivated Terraces and Bieraria
Forlorn fortress in the Inn valley
Forlorn fortress in the Inn valley
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Swimming

Mineralbad & Spa Samedan
Mineralbad & Spa Samedan
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
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