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Scuol – Vulpera – Tarasp

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An easy hike in the countryside, through historic Vulpera to Tarasp.
easy
Distance 4.4 km
1:30 h
268 m
98 m
1,454 m
1,186 m
The hike starts in Scuol, where there are true treasures of Engadine houses and picturesque village squares to discover right at the beginning. Keep your ears especially open on the way through the village, because it's bubbling - and not only at the Inn: top-class mineral water gurgles here and invites you to taste it. Continue over the large bridge to Gurlaina, where you have a fantastic view of the village, in the direction of Sent and on the other side, towards Vulpera. Now follow the path past the Gurlaina ice rink and through the forest to Vulpera. Here you will catch a glimpse of the remains of the burnt down Hotel Waldhaus. Cross Vulpera until you reach a fork, which lets you turn left towards Tarasp. From here you walk along a wider path, past flowering meadows and with views of the nearby village of Ftan. Shortly before the end of the tour, you reach a hilltop and directly enjoy the view of the imposing Tarasp Castle. Finally, you walk past the Tarasper lake and up to the village entrance of Tarasp Fontana.

Author’s recommendation

Make a short stop and visit the small museum Hotel Waldhaus with its many mementos of a historic time.
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Update: January 16, 2023
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,454 m
Lowest point
1,186 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 61.55%Path 1.26%Road 37.17%
Forested/wild trail
2.7 km
Path
0.1 km
Road
1.7 km
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Safety information

The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, it is imperative that the current weather conditions and weather forecasts are observed before starting the tour.

Emergency call:

 

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Start

Scuol (1,235 m)
Coordinates:
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2'817'999E 1'186'650N
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46.795303, 10.294647
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46°47'43.1"N 10°17'40.7"E
UTM
32T 598801 5183231
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Destination

Tarasp Fontana

Turn-by-turn directions

Scuol

Gurlaina, direction Vulpera

Vulpera

Junction to Tarasp

Tarasp Castle

Lake Tarasp

Village entrance of Tarasp Fontana

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp.
  • By PostBus (from Martina, Sent, Ftan or Tarasp) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp railway station
  • By local bus from Scuol-Tarasp station to the PostBus stop Scuol, Belvédère

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via the Flüela pass into the Lower Engadine on H27
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27
  • Scuol is located directly on the Engadine road H27 (20 minutes' drive from Vereina south portal)

Parking

Paid parking at the station and below the hospital

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'817'999E 1'186'650N
DD
46.795303, 10.294647
DMS
46°47'43.1"N 10°17'40.7"E
UTM
32T 598801 5183231
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Good shoes, rain and sun protection, water bottle, first aid kit

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.4 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
268 m
Descent
98 m
Highest point
1,454 m
Lowest point
1,186 m
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