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Walking in the Lower Engadine

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  • Holiday code
    W07EN
  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    single-centre
    and
  • Activity level
  • Call usfor dates and prices
  • NEW FOR 2023  
  • Departures
    Daily Departures from 1 Jun '23 to 20 Oct '23
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights single-centre accommodation in and hotels
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Management by local hotelier
  • Route directions and maps
  • Flight inclusive package includes rail tickets between Zurich airport and Scuol, plus a Swiss Half Fare Card
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Upgrade to 4* hotel
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, high peaks, lake & river routes

Switzerland: The Bernese Oberland

Walking in the Lower Engadine

  • An exceptional variety of walks await discovery in the Engadine Valley and its many remote side valleys
  • Walk in Switzerland's only National Park, a vast chunk of highland wilderness with protected flora and wildlife
  • Experience a landscape that has all the attributes of the high Alps where snow caps the peaks and glaciers fill crevasses

The Lower Engadine is one of the most popular destinations for the Swiss to take their holidays, which must say something when they have such a choice! An exceptional variety of walks await discovery in the Engadine Valley and its many remote side valleys. The lower areas of the Engadine feature deep green meadows against a backdrop of bare, rocky mountains free from snow in summer. Wildflowers carpet the slopes while rivers sparkle as they meander through. Head north up the valley however, and a dramatic change meets the eye. Here the landscape has all the attributes of the high Alps where snow caps the peaks and glaciers fill crevasses. The river Inn thunders through tight gorges and cataracts carrying the foaming, white melting snows. In addition, walk in Switzerland's only National Park, a vast chunk of highland wilderness with protected flora and wildlife. To complement the varied natural landscape, undoubtedly some of the most beautiful and romantic of all Swiss villages cling to mountain slopes enjoying the very best views and providing stunning places to stay. Walking possibilities are endless leaving every walker with a great desire to return for more.

This area is the heartland of Switzerland's fourth official language - Romansch which will often be heard especially in the small villages. However Swiss German is spoken by everyone and English as in other areas of Switzerland is widely spoken. A different language brings different culture, architecture and culinary specials all unique to the Romansch speaking area. The river Inn flows through the valley on its way to the Danube, alternately flowing though deep gorges and wide-open meadowland grazed by bell ringing cows. The area is also host to Switzerland's only National Park.

We have chosen Scuol for our centre for walking in the Lower Engadine not only because it is the hub of the local bus and train routes, radiating to all areas of the Lower Engadine, but it is a charming town of the region. There is an old part of the village with beautifully renovated traditional houses. The River Inn runs around the village on its way to Austria. Scuol is famous for its spa and mineral waters bubbling from 5 fountains in the town. This is now represented by the famous Bogn Engiadina with its complex of six pools both indoor and outdoor, saunas solariums, steam room and massage area.



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Day-by-day itinerary



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Day 1: Arrive in Scuol

Arrive in the charming town of Scuol, located in the Lower Engadine region. Below are just a selection of the many walks that are available in and around Scuol.
Overnight Hotel Altana or Hotel Belvedere, Scuol (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 2: Ofenpass to Fuorcla Funtana da S-charl (16KM/10MILES)

This walk begins at over 2,000m where you'll climb a little above that, followed by mostly flat paths and gentle ascents. You'll pass through woodland and across extensive pastures, where you're sure to see herds of cattle and hear the ringing of their bells. You walk through the important Arvenwald, the wood of Swiss Stone pines (also called Arolla pines, Latin name Pinus Cembra) which is the highest wood in Europe. The walk finishes in S-charl, a charming small village at the start of the road, full of older buildings, where you return by bus to Scuol.
Overnight Hotel Altana or Hotel Belvedere, Scuol (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 3: Tarasp Fontana to Kurhaus Tarasp (15KM/9.5MILES)

From Tarasp Fontana the walk is all downhill or flat, there is an alternative route giving an uphill finish as you get nearer Scuol. You'll pass through the tiny village of Florins, a little gem, and as you descend there's a marvellous Swiss-scape of a view across the Inn valley and beyond.
Overnight Hotel Altana or Hotel Belvedere, Scuol (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 4: Tschlin to Vna (16KM/10MILES)

This walk starts in the beautiful and peaceful village of Tschlin, rising through woodland and remote upland meadows to descend the hillsides below Piz Arina to the smaller village of Vna. We recommend spending some time in Tschlin to explore the long, cobbled main street, full of beautiful houses with Romansch inscriptions.
Overnight Hotel Altana or Hotel Belvedere, Scuol (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 5: Zernez to Guarda (12KM/7.5MILES)

Begin by taking a train from Scuol to Zernez where you'll embark on a gentle, pleasant walk along the valley floor between Lavin and Guarda. You'll walk amongst mountains and forests with river meadows as you follow some of the Via Engiadina trail to Guarda.
Overnight Hotel Altana or Hotel Belvedere, Scuol (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 6: Tarasp Fontana to Sur il Foss (17KM/11MILES)

Explore Switzerland's only National Park - Parc Naziunal Svizzer. Take the bus from Scuol to Tarasp where you gradually ascend with views of the picturesque Tarasp Castle behind you. Walk through luscious forest, bushland, some baron areas which can be eerily beautiful. Deer come to this area as the National Park is protected; if you listen carefully you may hear the calling sounds of the deer and if you are very lucky you might even catch a glimpse!
Overnight Hotel Altana or Hotel Belvedere, Scuol (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 7: Guarda to Ardez (13KM/8MILES)

A very beautiful walk with lots of interest and variety of scenery. However, this at high level and so we include several options for low level walking if weather predictions are unfavourable. Lower level walks are also beautiful! The route starts in the area made famous in the children’s classic story ‘Schellenursli’ and follows part of the trail with numerous illustrated information signs.
Overnight Hotel Altana or Hotel Belvedere, Scuol (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 8: Depart Scuol

Say fond farewells to Scuol as you depart on the train.

Where you stay

This single-centre holiday is based at the following hotel. If you'd like to extend your stay here, or upgrade your room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or email usa@exodustravels.com


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Hotel Altana, Scuol

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The 3* Hotel Altana, owned by Adrian Lehmann and supported by his family, offers genuine hospitality with a personal touch. They are all keen walkers and full of knowledge on the local area. Situated conveniently close to the railway station, cable car and postbus, and just a short walk from the village centre. Enjoy an extensive buffet breakfast to start the day and their traditional restaurant La Chadafö serves delicious Swiss cuisine.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.


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Upgrade - Hotel Belvedere, Scuol

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Opened in 1876, this delightful 4* hotel is situated in the heart of Scuol next door to the Bogn Engiadina water centre; it has of course been regularly modernised. Julia and Kurt Baumgartner have been running the hotel since 1999, they expanded it into one of the leading wellness hotels in Switzerland today. There are 81 rooms,15 of which are in a contemporary style located in a new integral wing – Ala Nova (Romansch for new wing). The wellness centre and spa offer various relaxation treatments. Dinner and breakfast are taken in the locally acclaimed dining room.


Extra nights: Please contact us for details.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

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Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Single-centre accommodation in and hotels

All breakfasts and dinners

Management by local hotelier

Route directions and maps

Flight inclusive package includes rail tickets between Zurich airport and Scuol, plus a Swiss Half Fare Card


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form.

Please call for prices

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Holiday details

Children
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Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed locally by hotelier.

Departures

Meals
All breakfasts and dinners

Other details
Flight inclusive package includes rail tickets between Zurich airport and Scuol, plus a Swiss Half Fare Card (50% off all public transportation in Switzerland, including most mountain railroads; valid for one month).

Tailor-made travel

This holiday does not include any flights or rail.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the appropriate 'Check availability' button above to complete our holiday enquiry form, we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you.

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links above to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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