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Hiking in

Ardez
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 4, Scuol–Guarda
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Via Engiadina
Via Engiadina
Stage 8, Guarda–Alp Suot–Murtera Dadoura–Chöglias–Ardez
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Via Engiadina
Via Engiadina
Stage 9, Ardez–Alp Valmala–Alp Laret, Natèas–Ftan, Prui
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Cycling in

Ardez
Inn-Radweg
Inn-Radweg
Stage 2, La Punt–Guarda
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Graubünden Route
Graubünden Route
Stage 4, Zernez–Martina
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Inn-Radweg
Inn-Radweg
Stage 3, Guarda–Martina
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Mountain biking in

Ardez
Engiadina Bassa
Nationalpark Bike-Marathon
Tarasp
Murtera Bike
Natèas Bike
Scuol
Ardez

Ardez

Ardez in the Lower Engadine – with an outstandingly preserved villagescape and typical Engadine houses. Located on a sunny terrace on the southern slope of the Silvretta chain, amidst an impressive landscape of lush meadows and mixed forests.
Ardez is one of the few Engadine villages not to have fallen victim to fire or other forms of devastation since it was destroyed by the Austrians in 1622. The typical, around-400-year-old Engadine village has houses decorated with sgraffiti and paintings and is particularly well preserved. The church dating from 1577 is worth seeing, as are the ruins of Steinsberg Castle, built in 1206 on a rocky spur. The municipality of Ardez also includes Bos-cha and idyllic Sur-En.

While the Inn flows gently through the wide Upper Engadine, in the Lower Engadine its course becomes wilder. In some parts it flows through rock masses as if through a gorge and at Ardez rushes and foams under the old stone bridge, ideal prerequisites for an exciting river-rafting adventure. Incidentally, the Inn is the only Swiss river to flow to the east, via the Danube into the Black Sea.

SUMMER

Ardez has a wide range of flora thanks to the climate and particular geological conditions (crystalline rock of the Silveretta Group meeting the limestone of the Lower Engadine Dolomites). The mountain spring in May/June brings lush flower-filled meadows and sprinkles the higher slopes with gentians and all kinds of anemones. Ardez also has a climbing garden very near the village.Ardez is close to the Swiss National Park with its untouched natural landscape and animal world – a unique hiking and wildlife-watching region.

WINTER

in addition to the small skilift at the edge of Ardez village, the main attraction for skiers is the Motta Naluns ski area at Scuol: 16 facilities, a variety of pistes at altitudes between 1250 and 2800 metres, a downhill snow-bike run and a fun park offer plenty of winter sport.The Ardezer Hausloipe (cross-country ski run) is a flat, 6-km-long training circuit (illuminated at night). The main cross-country ski runs in the valley start at nearby Scuol and Giarsun: namely Scuol - Martina (45 km) and Giarsun - Maloja (90 km; Engadine Ski Marathon stretch).

Highlights

  • Ardez – its villagescape almost unchanged since 1622, with many beautiful 16th & 17th-century Engadine houses adorned with sgraffito.
  • Guarda – the village of «Schellenursli» with an unspoilt villagescape and ornate houses ­– is only a few kilometres away from Ardez.
  • Schellen-Ursliweg – an 8 km long experience path at Guarda, based on the illustrated storybook by Selina Chönz (text) and Alois Carigiet (illustrations) on the custom of «Chalandamarz» (banishing winter).
Ardez in the Lower Engadine – with an outstandingly preserved villagescape and typical Engadine houses. Located on a sunny terrace on the southern slope of the Silvretta chain, amidst an impressive landscape of lush meadows and mixed forests.
Ardez is one of the few Engadine villages not to have fallen victim to fire or other forms of devastation since it was destroyed by the Austrians in 1622. The typical, around-400-year-old Engadine village has houses decorated with sgraffiti and paintings and is particularly well preserved. The church dating from 1577 is worth seeing, as are the ruins of Steinsberg Castle, built in 1206 on a rocky spur. The municipality of Ardez also includes Bos-cha and idyllic Sur-En.

While the Inn flows gently through the wide Upper Engadine, in the Lower Engadine its course becomes wilder. In some parts it flows through rock masses as if through a gorge and at Ardez rushes and foams under the old stone bridge, ideal prerequisites for an exciting river-rafting adventure. Incidentally, the Inn is the only Swiss river to flow to the east, via the Danube into the Black Sea.

SUMMER

Ardez has a wide range of flora thanks to the climate and particular geological conditions (crystalline rock of the Silveretta Group meeting the limestone of the Lower Engadine Dolomites). The mountain spring in May/June brings lush flower-filled meadows and sprinkles the higher slopes with gentians and all kinds of anemones. Ardez also has a climbing garden very near the village.Ardez is close to the Swiss National Park with its untouched natural landscape and animal world – a unique hiking and wildlife-watching region.

WINTER

in addition to the small skilift at the edge of Ardez village, the main attraction for skiers is the Motta Naluns ski area at Scuol: 16 facilities, a variety of pistes at altitudes between 1250 and 2800 metres, a downhill snow-bike run and a fun park offer plenty of winter sport.The Ardezer Hausloipe (cross-country ski run) is a flat, 6-km-long training circuit (illuminated at night). The main cross-country ski runs in the valley start at nearby Scuol and Giarsun: namely Scuol - Martina (45 km) and Giarsun - Maloja (90 km; Engadine Ski Marathon stretch).

Highlights

  • Ardez – its villagescape almost unchanged since 1622, with many beautiful 16th & 17th-century Engadine houses adorned with sgraffito.
  • Guarda – the village of «Schellenursli» with an unspoilt villagescape and ornate houses ­– is only a few kilometres away from Ardez.
  • Schellen-Ursliweg – an 8 km long experience path at Guarda, based on the illustrated storybook by Selina Chönz (text) and Alois Carigiet (illustrations) on the custom of «Chalandamarz» (banishing winter).

Arrival and return Ardez

Adresse

Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Stradun 403a
7550 Scuol
Tel. +41 (0)81 861 88 00
info@engadin.com
www.engadin.com

Services

Accommodation

Camping Sur En
Camping Sur En
Sent
Chamanna Lischana CAS
Chamanna Lischana CAS
Scuol
Chamonna Tuoi CAS
Chamonna Tuoi CAS
Guarda
Hotel Altana
Hotel Altana
Scuol
Hotel Bellavista
Hotel Bellavista
Ftan
Hotel Conrad
Hotel Conrad
Scuol
Jugendherberge Scuol
Jugendherberge Scuol
Scuol
TCS Camping Scuol
TCS Camping Scuol
Scuol
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Places of interest

God da Tamangur
God da Tamangur
Schellen-Ursli's Home
Schellen-Ursli's Home
Seilpark Engadin
Seilpark Engadin
Tarasp Castel
Tarasp Castel
Town Cenre and Steinsberg Castle
Town Cenre and Steinsberg Castle
Val d'Uina Gorge
Val d'Uina Gorge
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Hiking in

Ardez
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Jakobsweg Graubünden
Stage 4, Scuol–Guarda
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Via Engiadina
Via Engiadina
Stage 8, Guarda–Alp Suot–Murtera Dadoura–Chöglias–Ardez
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Via Engiadina
Via Engiadina
Stage 9, Ardez–Alp Valmala–Alp Laret, Natèas–Ftan, Prui
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Cycling in

Ardez
Inn-Radweg
Inn-Radweg
Stage 2, La Punt–Guarda
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Graubünden Route
Graubünden Route
Stage 4, Zernez–Martina
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Inn-Radweg
Inn-Radweg
Stage 3, Guarda–Martina
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Mountain biking in

Ardez
Engiadina Bassa
Nationalpark Bike-Marathon
Tarasp
Murtera Bike
Natèas Bike