Wellness in the backcountry of Val Sinestra

3 days in the most remote Swiss Historic Hotel


Wellness in the backcountry of Val Sinestra

Tour description

The hamlet of Zuort is an ensemble of farm, stable, chalet and chapel and was the customs station to Austria for centuries. Today, the second generation of the Pult family runs this unique mountain inn with great attention to historical details.

On the first day we start in Vnà and hike via Alp Griosch to Zuort. We check into our rooms and toast to the coming festive season in this fairytale winter landscape. Those who wish can enjoy a sauna in the outbuilding and cool off in the powder snow outside.
The restaurant serves local Engadine cuisine for a maximum of 16 guests and has a well-kept wine cellar with Graubünden and Tyrolean wines.
On the second day we hike along the Brancla stream up the Val Sinestra, depending on the avalanche situation, to Alp Chöglias. This snowshoe tour is only undertaken by the few guests of Hof Zuort, this border area is too remote.
Through the snow-covered fir forests and on a good path, we return to civilisation on the third day. We can make a detour to the legendary haunted hotel Val Sinestra or hike directly back to Sent. An easy and scenically unique snowshoe hike to end the year.

27.12.2023 – 29.12.2023

Length & Duration
7 km | ↗︎ 250 Hm | ↘︎ 170 Hm | 3 h
9 km | ↗︎ 400 Hm | ↘︎ 400 Hm | 4 h
9 km | ↗︎ 170 Hm | ↘︎ 450 Hm | 3.5 h

The snowshoe hikes are technically easy (Day2: WT2) and require a good basic level of fitness.

The packing list will be sent with the registration confirmation. Complete snowshoe set and avalanche equipment can be rented.

Guided three-day tour, professional hiking guide, complete organisation of the trip, accommodation with half board.

Costs per participant
2-bed room: CHF 675.- incl. half board
4-bed room: CHF 585.- incl. half board

Not included
Return journey, lunch or picnic, sauna & drinks

Better by public transport, as start and end points are not identical.

Meeting point
By arrangement with participants, departure from Zurich HB 07:38, arrival Vnà 10:55

Return journey
Sent Platz from 15:12, arrival Zurich HB 18:22

Registration deadline & payment
29 November 2023 at the latest, due to cancellation of hotel rooms.

Hiking guide

Markus Unterfinger
Phone: 076 419 21 10

This tour is already fully booked, so we can't take any more registrations.