Etappe 4a: Von Zernez nach Martina – Graubünden-Route
Bike Touring Highlight
Bike Touring Highlight (Segment)
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September 16, 2019
On the last stage on the Engadine branch of the Graubünden route, new scenic impressions await you again. You follow the still young, wild Inn through the narrow Lower Engadine. Incidentally, Engadine is the Romansh name of the Inn Valley.Start is in Zernez, which is also called "the gateway to the National Park". In the National Park House you can find out about the oldest National Park in Central Europe, which extends east of Zernez to the Italian border. You cycle on tarmac or good mobile dirt roads always near the Inns. The route is always slightly hilly. In Lavin begins the first long climb up to Guarda. The place is a real gem and one of the best preserved villages in the Engadine. Especially the pretty houses with the sgraffito decorations are cut out of a picture book.From Guarda you roll on a scenic lane to Ardez and go to the next slope. At the end of the climb you will reach Ftan. The place was hit several times by avalanches, once even so violently that it was divided into two parts.With a view of Tarasp castle, you will dash down to Scuol, the center of the Lower Engadine. Many cafes and restaurants invite you to take a break here. At the innumerable mineral water sources you can fill up your water bottles. As in a buffet, you can choose between about 20 mineral water sources with and without carbonic acid, with or without iron, sulphate and magnesium.The path continues from Scuol along the Inn. Here, above all, the landscape is the highlight of the route, but also culturally something is offered: In Strada is the small, interesting Stampia printing museum (stamparia.ch).The Graubünden route ends in Martina, on the border with Austria and not far from the Italian border. If you want to go back to Chur, you can take the post bus to Scuol (the bus will take bicycles with you, but you have to reserve a place in advance: postauto.ch/de/ausflugstipps/zernez-martina) and there change to the Rhaetian Railway to Chur. Or did you have the cycling fever and you want to follow the Inn to Passau? No problem: komoot.de/collection/887647/vom-plaetschernden-bach-zum-maechtigen-fluss-der-innradweg
September 21, 2019