National Park Panorama Trail


Zernez: Kirchturm

Zernez: Kirchturm

Yes indeed, wild still exists in the true sense of the word. And on the panoramic trail through Switzerland’s National Park, you experience this at its most impressive!

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Technical information

Starting point:Zernez/Vellum Chafee
Reaching the starting point:Bus from Zernez to Vellum Chafee
Reaching your destination:Train to Zernez
Technical challenge:difficult
Physical challenge:difficult
Length:14. 4 km
Hiking time:6 hours 45 min
Catering:Chamanna Cluozza; diverse guesthouses in Zernez
Time of year:July to September


The first National Park in the Alps came into being a century ago in lower Engadine. And on an area twice the size of Lake Zurich, here nature is left to do it’s own thing. Visitors are however welcome to share a part of this wonderful world, and immerse in pristine nature as they walk the panoramic trail. The trail leads from the secluded Vallun Chafuol bus station to the Spöl-Bach stream and then in a long, steep climb to Fuorcla Murter. 2545-meter-high Sattel permits clear views of the Piz Quattervals, highest point in the National Park, along with the pristine valleys on its flanks. The Cluozza-Tals valley crossing to follow is considered the most beautiful section of the route. At the midst of the valley, and around half-way on your hike, you discover the Chamanna Cluozza hut; a simple log cabin offering top hospitality – and a great place to enjoy an overnight stay if you have the time to make this a two day excursion. Through steep valley walls, which require a head for heights, you get to Sarasinstein and from there to the Zernez village.

Tour Overview

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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