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Hidden Corners of the Lower Engadine

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  • Holiday code
    W07HC
  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
    , and
  • Activity level
  • Call usfor dates and prices
  • NEW FOR 2023  
  • Departures
    Daily Departures from 1 Jan '70 to 1 Jan '70
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of , and hotels
  • All breakfasts and dinners
  • Route directions and maps
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Suitable for
  • Solo travellers
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, high peaks, lake & river routes

Switzerland: The Bernese Oberland

Hidden Corners of the Lower Engadine

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  • Enjoy beautifully timeless villages rich in culture and Swiss tradition with their own language and unique architecture
  • Discover a 'secret' valley far away from the well-known tourist routes
  • Varied walking with breath-taking views to the high mountains stretching into Austria & Italy

A wild natural landscape featuring the ancient Castle of Tarasp, the Baths of Scuol, the Romansch culture varying from village to village rich in tradition but nevertheless innovative and modern. This is the Lower Engadine situated on the southern side of the Alps, a valley far away from the busy tourist routes; a valley waiting to be discovered. This journey is especially enjoyable combining the beautiful timeless villages rich in culture and tradition and with their own unique architecture and walking high on the valley sides with far ranging views over the Alps. The local language is Romansch, the least spoken of the four official languages of Switzerland.

This high trail on the sunny side of the valley leads through the ancient Engadine villages of Guarda, Ardez, Sent, Tschlin and Vinadi and offers varied days of walking with breath-taking views of the Lower Engadine Dolomiten. On one day you spend the first couple of hours walking through beautiful Austrian forest before the path returns you to Switzerland. Some walks explore far into side valleys. Take an extra night in Scuol which gives you the opportunity to walk in the nearby National Park, Switzerland's only one.



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Day-by-day itinerary



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Day 1: Arrive in Zernez

You may wish to stay an extra night here in order to get used to walking at higher altitudes.
Overnight Hotel Bar & Post 3*, Zernez (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 2: Zernez to Guarda 12KM/7.5MILES

The trail initially follows the river from Zernez to Susch, here you can take time to visit the ‘Fortezza Rohan’ ruins in this very picturesque village. You then climb to the famous Schellen-Ursli village of Guarda.
Overnight Meisser Lodge 3*, Guarda (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 3: Guarda to Ardez 13KM/8MILES

From Guarda follow the trail briefly through the surrounding forest before continuing through the alpine meadows to Alp Suot. This is a beautiful walk with lots of interest and varied scenery. From here the trail leads up through Alp Sura and onto Murtera Dadoura before descending to the village of Ardez.
Overnight Alvetern 2*, Ardez (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 4: Ardez to Scuol 16KM/10MILES

From Ardez you climb along Plan Chamuera into the Tasna valley onto Alp Tasna and Alp Valmala. Here the trail climbs steeply to Muot la Stella before leveling off and leading through the alpine meadows to Alp Laret where you will find a simple mountain restaurant. The trail then leads down to the Prui mountain hut; here either take the chairlift down to Ftan or walk further to Motta Naluns and take the cable car to Scuol or follow the trail that leads through Ftan Pitschen. Along this part of the trail, you are greeted by spectacular views of the Tarasp Castle and the surrounding mountains.
Overnight Hotel Altana 3*, Scuol (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 5: Scuol to Tschlin 14KM/9MILES

Start by taking the bus to Vinadi close to the Austrian border. The route begins by walking through beautiful Austrian forest following part of the Via Engiadina. In the village of Tschlin you can visit the small cheese factory, the brewery, or the lovely church. Enjoy a relaxing evening with beautiful views after a tough but worthwhile day.
Overnight Pension Macun 2H, Tschlin (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 6: Tschlin to Sent 13KM/8MILES

Ascend the valley side to the remote village of Zuort. Take time to visit the pretty chapel here before continuing through the picturesque Choglias Valley. Pass through the attractive Val Sinestra with its mineral water springs. Follow the Via Engiadina again before a grassy descent to the interesting village of Sent.
Overnight Pension Plaz 2H, Sent (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 7: Sent to Scuol 4KM/2.5MILES OR 12KM/7.5MILES

There are several options for today’s route, depending on your fitness, drive and the weather! One option is to climb steadily to the Vastur hut and restaurant and on to the high trail of the Via Engiadina through stunning alpine meadows to Jonvrai and Chamonna Naluns. Continue to Motta Naluns from where you can descend by cable car to Scoul to explore the historic town. You can lengthen the route by making the complete circuit of the Piz Spadla Massif which, on a fine day, provides a spectacular end to the trek. The shortest option is to take a pleasant low-level walk along the valley.
Overnight Hotel Altana 3*, Scuol (breakfast and dinner included).

Day 8: Depart Scuol

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

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

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Hotel Baer & Post, Zernez

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Sitting at the foot of Mount Baselgia, close to Zernez's reformed church, this 3* hotel offers a wellness centre and tennis courts. Local specialities are served in the restaurant.


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Meisser Lodge, Guarda

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This quiet hotel is built in a typical Engadine style and sits at the very end of the small mountain village of Guarda. It was completely renovated in 2016, most of the rooms offer balconies with panoramic mountain views.


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Hotel Alvetern, Ardez

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Situated in this typical Engadin village with its historic Sgraffito-adorned houses, this delightful family run hotel offers Grissons cuisine. Most rooms offer panoramic mountain views, there is also a library for guests to relax in.


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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.


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Pension Macun, Tschlin

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A former Engadine farmhouse, this 6 room hotel has a small restaurant overlooking the picturesque landscape.


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Pension Plaz, Sent

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Centrally located in Sent, this charming pension provides typical Engadine accommodation. Their bright rooms feature wooden furnishings, there is also a common room on each floor for guests to use. A varied breakfast is served in the dining room including regional produce.

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.

Reviews

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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:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of , and hotels

All breakfasts and dinners

Route directions and maps

Luggage transfers between hotels


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

Departures

Meals
All breakfasts and dinners

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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