315 La Plaiv-Winterwanderweg
315 La Plaiv-Winterwanderweg

Winter hiking

La-Plaiv-Winterwanderweg

La-Plaiv-Winterwanderweg

La Punt Chamues-ch–Cinuos-chel

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La-Plaiv-Winterwanderweg

La-Plaiv-Winterwanderweg

What space. What light. What joy! The La Plaiv winter hiking trail is one of the most beautiful trails in the Engadin. Your gaze wanders across the wide open valley as the Inn river rushes past and skiers weave their way down the slopes above Zuoz.
The La Plaiv region comprises the north-eastern Upper Engadine between La Punt Chamuesch-ch and S-chanf. In contrast to the glamorous St.Moritz, the area is also called "the other Engadine". In addition to culture and wellness, winter sports such as winter hiking are very popular here. From the bridge over the Inn river in La Punt the trail follows the river towards Madulain, winding its way among grand Engadin and patrician houses. And it’s well worth stopping along the way to take in the views up to Piz Kesch on the left, the highest peak in the Albula Alps, at 3,418 m above sea level.

Shortly before reaching Madulain, the smallest municipality in the Upper Engadine, the route crosses the Inn and follows the river bank downstream below the village. Just as in Madulain, many old and very well preserved Engadine houses can be found in the village centre of Zuoz. The typical bay windows, sgraffito decorations and alleyways invite you to explore the village. The path branches off just below the railway station and soon reaches S-chanf. This village at the threshold of the Lower Engadin has its own distinctive charm with its typical architecture and historical village setting. S-chanf lies at the gates of the Swiss National Park and the entrance to the wonderful Val Trupchun, one of the most abundant wildlife valleys anywhere in Europe. After S-chanf the valley narrows right down.

Crossing the village road and under the railway tracks you reach the winter hiking trail, which leads diagonally into the forest towards Susauna. Shortly before Susauna the wide road leads you to Chapalla, a small hamlet of S-chanf. In Chapella you follow the winter hiking trail, which leads above the main road to the train station Cinuos-chel-Brail, the end point of this hike.
What space. What light. What joy! The La Plaiv winter hiking trail is one of the most beautiful trails in the Engadin. Your gaze wanders across the wide open valley as the Inn river rushes past and skiers weave their way down the slopes above Zuoz.
The La Plaiv region comprises the north-eastern Upper Engadine between La Punt Chamuesch-ch and S-chanf. In contrast to the glamorous St.Moritz, the area is also called "the other Engadine". In addition to culture and wellness, winter sports such as winter hiking are very popular here. From the bridge over the Inn river in La Punt the trail follows the river towards Madulain, winding its way among grand Engadin and patrician houses. And it’s well worth stopping along the way to take in the views up to Piz Kesch on the left, the highest peak in the Albula Alps, at 3,418 m above sea level.

Shortly before reaching Madulain, the smallest municipality in the Upper Engadine, the route crosses the Inn and follows the river bank downstream below the village. Just as in Madulain, many old and very well preserved Engadine houses can be found in the village centre of Zuoz. The typical bay windows, sgraffito decorations and alleyways invite you to explore the village. The path branches off just below the railway station and soon reaches S-chanf. This village at the threshold of the Lower Engadin has its own distinctive charm with its typical architecture and historical village setting. S-chanf lies at the gates of the Swiss National Park and the entrance to the wonderful Val Trupchun, one of the most abundant wildlife valleys anywhere in Europe. After S-chanf the valley narrows right down.

Crossing the village road and under the railway tracks you reach the winter hiking trail, which leads diagonally into the forest towards Susauna. Shortly before Susauna the wide road leads you to Chapalla, a small hamlet of S-chanf. In Chapella you follow the winter hiking trail, which leads above the main road to the train station Cinuos-chel-Brail, the end point of this hike.
13 km | 1 Stage
160 m | 220 m
4 h 00 min
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel La Punt-Chamues-ch
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to mid-April.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Cinuos-chel-Brail
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Contact

Engadin St. Moritz
Via San Gian 30
7500 St. Moritz
Tel. +41 (0)81 830 00 01
allegra@estm.ch
https://www.engadin.ch/de/

Services

Accommodation

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
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Places

La Punt
La Punt
S-chanf
S-chanf
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Signalization

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