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Muntada S-charl

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    Photo: WOM Medien GmbH Andreas Meyer, Graubünden Ferien
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    Photo: WOM Medien GmbH Andreas Meyer, Graubünden Ferien
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    Photo: WOM Medien GmbH Andreas Meyer, Graubünden Ferien
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    Photo: WOM Medien GmbH Andreas Meyer, Graubünden Ferien
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    Photo: WOM Medien GmbH Andreas Meyer, Graubünden Ferien
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    Photo: WOM Medien GmbH Andreas Meyer, Graubünden Ferien
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    Photo: WOM Medien GmbH Andreas Meyer, Graubünden Ferien
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    Photo: WOM Medien GmbH Andreas Meyer, Graubünden Ferien
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    Photo: WOM Medien GmbH Andreas Meyer, Graubünden Ferien
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A Gravel bike tour into another world: Steep slopes wind from Scuol up to the old miners’ settlement S-charl. But the climb soon gets gentler on the gravel – and the surroundings are heavenly. Along the rough gravel bed of the meandering Clemgia, the mountain track leads almost to the highest Swiss stone pine forest in Europe, the God da Tamangur.
moderate
Distance 24.4 km
2:35 h
791 m
789 m
1,809 m
1,207 m
The starting point is the sun blessed Scuol in the lower Engadin (1,243 MASL) nestling amongst the imposing mountains. Following Mountainbike Route No. 1, you start with a short descent down to the Inn (1,211 MASL). Then it starts in earnest. The climb towards the summer village of S-charl starts in forest with a few steep inclines. The surface here is still asphalt and the height is soon gained. After a height gain of about 300 metres, you can take a breather and freewheel a little thanks to a short intermediate descent. Shortly afterwards, the forest lightens at Sasstaglia (1,563 MASL) and the view opens up into the valley. Below to the right, you can see right into the gorge of the river Clemgia, which you follow through the mighty boulder-strewn canyon along the border of the national park to S-charl. The surface now changes from asphalt to gravel– it gets more adventurous. The road snakes narrowly and windily into the valley and the countryside gets ever wilder. Nestling between high mountain peaks, the route climbs gently but continuously, sprinkled intermittently with short, steep inclines. At 1,808 MASL is the village of S-charl, one of the most isolated in Switzerland which was inhabited all year round even until 1920. A well with cold spring water and restaurants now tempt you to stay a while here at the back of the valley with a grandiose panorama. The canyon-like valley is so beautiful that you can look forward to taking the same road back. Back in Scuol, the «Bogn Engiadina Scuol» thermal spa invites you to come and relax. There are 20 mineral spas in the immediate vicinity of Scuol which also feed various wells in the village.
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Antonella Klee
Update: July 09, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,809 m
Lowest point
1,207 m
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Tips and hints

Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG

Stradun 403a

Scuol

Telefon: +41 81 861 88 00

E-Mail: info@engadin.com 

Start

Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'818'186E 1'186'825N
DD
46.796810, 10.297177
DMS
46°47'48.5"N 10°17'49.8"E
UTM
32T 598991 5183401
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Note

Wildlife refuge God San Jon: December 20 - April 20
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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'818'186E 1'186'825N
DD
46.796810, 10.297177
DMS
46°47'48.5"N 10°17'49.8"E
UTM
32T 598991 5183401
w3w 
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Equipment

Basic Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Bike Riding

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
24.4 km
Duration
2:35 h
Ascent
791 m
Descent
789 m
Highest point
1,809 m
Lowest point
1,207 m
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