Alpine hike from Lavin to Ftan

Picturesque villages, marvelous views of the Inn River and a magnificent mountain panorama define the hike along the slope from Lavin to Ftan. The route is mostly on a wide dirt road. From time to time a passage across a narrow path provides for an interesting change.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:Lavin Railway Station
Point of arrival:Ftan Post Office
Access starting point:Train to Lavin
Access point of arrival:Bus from Scuol
Physical fitness:easy
Hiking time:3h30
Length:17.4 km
Season:June to October


Lavin - Guarda - Ftan

At Lavin Railway Station follow the hiking trail in the direction of Guarda (Guarda 75 minutes). In Guarda continue your hike in the direction of Ardez. In Bos-cha, hike straight ahead towards Ardez. Above Ardez, follow the hiking trail to Ftan. When you reach a road fork turn right and hike towards Ftan. In Ftan walk to the Post Office. In Ftan there are regular buses to Scuol. From Scuol you can take a train back to Lavin.

The village of Guarda, situated on a terrace, is unforgettable. Its village center is one of Switzerland’s most beautiful. This is evident thanks to the outstanding village fountains and the numerous, lovingly restored Graubünden-style houses. The easy hike lets you enjoy the magnificent landscape.

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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