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For Women: Via Engiadina

5 Highlights between St. Moritz and Scuol | 5 days

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Golden yellow, fiery red and steel blue - this is how the Engadine presents itself in autumn, perhaps the most beautiful time in the mountains! Discover the fascinating high valley on the way on the Via Engiadina. On the sunny side, the path winds its way from the Upper Engadine lakes, through glamorous St. Moritz and typical villages, through sparse larch forests, over mountain meadows, past rushing streams always accompanied by a fascinating panorama. And that's not all, the hospitality in the hotels and the rich culture and tradition accompany you day after day. A wonderful tour!

This offer is exclusively for women, led by a female hiking guide. The trekking is part of the 100% Women campaign of Switzerland Tourism.

Discover the five Via Engiadina highlights

  • The view from Plaz above Sils of the Upper Engadine lakes with the snow-capped peaks of the Bernina Group in the background is unforgettable.
  • Zuoz is known as one of the Engadine villages with the best-preserved village centre and the most beautiful village piazza.
  • Zernez is the gateway to the Swiss National Park, which was founded in 1914 and is a unique ecosystem with several thousand species of plants and animals.
  • Gurada is like an open treasure chest. This is the village where the Schellen-Ursli story takes place and Romanesque culture and tradition are authentically preserved
  • The remote Val Sinestra with its mystical art nouveau hotel has a very special aura

Technique
easy

Hiking and mountain trails, continuous path, little to moderately steep (T1-T2). Some surefootedness required.

Condition
easy

Easy - active! Ideal trekking for beginners with light effort and a sweat on the brow from time to time. Do regular sport in preparation. Hiking times up to 4 hrs, up to approx. 700 m altitude difference.

Group

6-12 guests per hiking guide

Meeting place

11.00 a.m. Sils/Segel Maria (Busankunft 10.50 Uhr Sils/Segel Maria, Maria)

Departure

approx. 3 p.m. Uhr Scuol train station

Accommodation

(depending on the date, an alternative choice of hotel with comparable services may occur)

Note

The offer takes into account the current Covid-19 regulations of the FOPH. Please note the protection concept.

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Via Engiadina

5 days
3 possible dates
from 1399.- CHF
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10.09. - 14.09.2022
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1399.- CHF
21.09. - 25.09.2022
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12.10. - 16.10.2022
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Guide:
Valérie Chételat
1399.- CHF

Day 1 Welcome to the Engadine, surrounded by this unique mountain world, the vastness and the special light. After the welcome, you start "backwards" on the Via Engiadina towards Maloja. A first highlight awaits you in Plaz, namely the incredible view over the Upper Engadine lakes with the Bernina massif in the background. Hike with the sun towards the southwest, visit the Grevasalvas Majensäss, where the Heidi film was shot in 1978, and then reach Maloja. Here, the Engadine borders on Bergell, which forms the connection with Italy. Since time immemorial, the Maloja Pass has been an important trade route and the influence of Lombardy and the whole of Italy continues to influence the culture in the Engadine to this day. Now the boat or post bus is waiting and we take a leisurely ride back to the Nitzsche village in Sils. An aperitif in the Stüva Marmoré, a fragrant stone pine tavern, rounds off the hiking day. (Walking time: 3 h, distance: 9.7 km, ascent/descent: 425/430 meters)

Day 2 A leisurely start is followed by a fine breakfast on the bus to St. Moritz, a detour through the fashionable holiday resort if you feel like it and then on to Bever on the Rhaetian Railway. Now lace up your hiking boots and follow the Via Engiadina, which winds along the slopes on the sunny side of the valley, sometimes through sparse larch forests, over open mountain meadows and past rushing mountain streams. Then you reach Zouz. The village is considered one of the most beautiful, traditional and best-preserved Engadine villages. The walk through the narrow streets is a highlight in itself. Afterwards, relax in the hotel and enjoy a fine dinner, for example in the Patrician Stüva of the Crusch Alba or in the Dort Restaurant, a cosy converted barn with an excellent menu - "en Guete". (Walking time: 3.30 h, distance: 11 km, ascent/descent: 570/565 meters)

Day 3 The National Park is not directly on the Via Engiadina route. But it is definitely worth a detour. The park, which was founded in 1914 and is the oldest in the Alps, offers a rich flora and fauna and is also one of the five highlights along the way. Our route leads into the Val Trupchun, the wildlife arena of the Alps. With a bit of luck, deer, ibex and chamois or even bearded vultures and golden eagles can be admired. (Walking time: 4 h, distance: 13 km, ascent/descent: 515/960 meters).

Day 4 Today you leave the Upper Engadine and reach Guarda, which already belongs to the Lower Engadine. Behind the melodious name is a small mountain village that sits high above the Inn on a sunny terrace, a first highlight of today. The village is known for its Romanesque culture and tradition, but above all for the Schellen-Ursli story, which was created by Selina Chönz and Alois Carigiet in this village. Today's stage first follows the rushing Clozza and leads in a curve to Alp Sura, an alpine pasture high above Guarda with views of the wild Lower Engadine Dolomites. From here the descent to Ardez follows and then you leave for Scuol, the main and bathing resort in the Lower Engadine. (Walking time: 4.30 h, distance: 14 km, ascent/descent: 700/920 meters)

Day 5 The stay at the Hotel Val Sinestra, the former spa house with its mystical aura, the antique furnishings that take you back to the beginnings of tourism in Switzerland, is a special experience and is considered the fifth highlight. But now it is time to tackle the last stage. The high trail leads to Vnà, a small hamlet at around 1600 metres above sea level. Rye used to be cultivated up to this altitude. The terraces of the fields can still be recognised today. Across a sparse forest and meadow landscape you finally reach Tschlin. Here, Bun Tschlin beer is brewed from Engadine barley and pure Tschlin spring water. What better way to quench your thirst after a day of hiking? But also in other ways, from cheese to honey, nut cake to pear bread, a whole variety of fine products and matching souvenirs are created under the Bun Tschlin label! For now it's time to say goodbye. One last view over the mountain peaks on the horizon and down into the wide, fascinating Inn valley before you head back to Scuol and from there on your way home. (Walking time: 3.30 h, distance: 11 km, ascent/descent: 550/540 meters)

Included
  • Guiding and support by hiking guide
  • Overnight stay with breakfast: 4x hotel (basis double room)
  • 1x half board (farewell dinner)
  • Welcome aperitif on day 1
  • Offsetting of CO2 emissions on the tour (CHF 14.- per person, according to event calculator from myclimate)
Exclusive
  • Arrival
  • Transportation (taxi/bus/cable car) CHF 80.-, half-fare basis
  • 3x dinner
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Service fee legal travel guarantee (0.25% on offer price)

Additional services:

  • Single room supplement approx. CHF 199.-
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel on day 2, 4 and 5 CHF 99.-
Technical equipment
  • Backpack approx. 30 l possibly with rain cover
  • Telescopic poles (optional)
Clothing
  • 1x hardshell jacket (wind- and waterproof)
  • 1x soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • 1x hiking pants
  • Light waterproof rain pants (e.g. Gore-Tex)
  • T-shirt or shirt
  • Underwear
  • Cap/headband and hat
  • Gloves (wind and water resistant)
  • Functional socks and spare socks
  • Hiking/mountain boots (at least ankle-high, sturdy sole)
Overnight
  • Clothing and shoes for the evening (accommodation & village life)
  • Personal toiletries, earplugs if necessary
  • Towel
Food
  • Breakfast and dinner at the hotel
  • Tea and lunch must be brought by yourself or can be bought in the hotel/village
  • Snacks (e.g. bars, dried fruits, dried meat)
Various
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun and lip cream (SPF 30 or more)
  • Camera and binoculars (optional)
  • Half fare Travelcard (if available)
  • Thermos bottle made of unbreakable material
  • Small pharmacy for personal needs
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