611 Alp Sura Trail
611 Alp Sura Trail

Snowshoe trekking

Alp Sura Trail

Alp Sura Trail

Guarda–Alp Sura–Guarda

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Alp Sura Trail

Alp Sura Trail

A beautiful snowshoe tour above Guarda – Schellen-Ursli's village – with its richly decorated Engadine houses. This circular route takes you across open terrain and some stretches of forest up to the viewing pulpit at Alp Sura.
In the eastern part of the Engadine village of Guarda, with its listed houses, an Alpine trail climbs up towards Val Tuoi. The first stage of the ascent takes you across open terrain, and then the trail branches off to the right in Clüs. It continues through tranquil forests, past the wildlife conservation area to Alp Sura.

Alp Sura is above the tree line, at the foot of Piz Cotschen. It's worth taking a break here, if only to admire the view of the Engadine mountain world: to the north, the towering peak of Piz Buin; on the other side, Piz Macun; and far below you, the Inn snakes its way through the valley. You've reached the tour's highest point here. Due to the Alpine hazards, you are advised not to continue any further into the valley without a mountain guide.

The descent takes you along the Alpine road at the start. After the first prominent bend to the left, you join the old path to Perlas and across the clearing. You traverse some sparse forest to reach Clüs again, and then the road to Guarda. To conclude the tour, it's advisable to plan a little more time in this Engadine village. Guarda is renowned for its villagescape, with a picturesque village square and splendid houses adorned with sgraffito (scratched plaster). One of them inspired Alois Carigiet's drawings of the house where Schellen-Ursli lived. This spot in the Lower Engadine is also the setting for the well-known history surrounding the traditional Chalandamarz spring festival.
A beautiful snowshoe tour above Guarda – Schellen-Ursli's village – with its richly decorated Engadine houses. This circular route takes you across open terrain and some stretches of forest up to the viewing pulpit at Alp Sura.
In the eastern part of the Engadine village of Guarda, with its listed houses, an Alpine trail climbs up towards Val Tuoi. The first stage of the ascent takes you across open terrain, and then the trail branches off to the right in Clüs. It continues through tranquil forests, past the wildlife conservation area to Alp Sura.

Alp Sura is above the tree line, at the foot of Piz Cotschen. It's worth taking a break here, if only to admire the view of the Engadine mountain world: to the north, the towering peak of Piz Buin; on the other side, Piz Macun; and far below you, the Inn snakes its way through the valley. You've reached the tour's highest point here. Due to the Alpine hazards, you are advised not to continue any further into the valley without a mountain guide.

The descent takes you along the Alpine road at the start. After the first prominent bend to the left, you join the old path to Perlas and across the clearing. You traverse some sparse forest to reach Clüs again, and then the road to Guarda. To conclude the tour, it's advisable to plan a little more time in this Engadine village. Guarda is renowned for its villagescape, with a picturesque village square and splendid houses adorned with sgraffito (scratched plaster). One of them inspired Alois Carigiet's drawings of the house where Schellen-Ursli lived. This spot in the Lower Engadine is also the setting for the well-known history surrounding the traditional Chalandamarz spring festival.
5 km | 1 Stage
460 m | 460 m
3 h 15 min
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Guarda, cumün
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to end of March.
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Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.

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Snowshoe rent
Snowshoes can be rented on site.
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Contact

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7550 Scuol
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Places

Guarda
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Places of interest

Schellen-Ursli's Home
Schellen-Ursli's Home
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For snow shoe trekking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
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