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Tarasp Fontana – Sparsels – Lai Nair (round tour)

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  • 441: Tarasp. Round tour for pleasure bikers.
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Wonderful mountain panorama with Tarasp Castle, typical Engadine houses decorated with sgraffito and pure nature at the small mountain lake Lai Nair.
easy
Distance 7.7 km
2:45 h
257 m
257 m
1,568 m
1,402 m
Certainly one of the most beautiful and easiest hikes in the Lower Engadine. Tarasp Castle, landmark of the Lower Engadine, picturesque alleys with genuine Engadine houses and the magnificent mountain panorama at the small Lai Nair mountain lake. 

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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: May 20, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,568 m
Lowest point
1,402 m
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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

Tips and hints

engadin.com/tarasp-fontana-sparsels-lai-nair-circular-route

Start

PostBus stop Tarasp, Fontana (1,404 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'815'470E 1'184'559N
DD
46.777324, 10.260557
DMS
46°46'38.4"N 10°15'38.0"E
UTM
32T 596231 5181190
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Destination

PostBus stop Tarasp, Fontana

Turn-by-turn directions

From the PostBus stop in Tarasp, Fontana, walk a short distance up the road to Tarasp, Sparsels. At the end of the village, at the car park, turn right up to Kreuzberg with a wonderful view. From there, the trail descends on the other side to a little road with almost no traffic. Follow this uphill for a few hundred metres. At the fork, follow the markings to Lai Nair, which is reached after a few loops. Near the mountain lake, the trail leads up to a hiking path. This runs above the castle and leads back down to Tarasp, Fontana.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station
  • By PostBus (from Martina, Sent, Ftan or Tarasp) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station
  • Continue by PostBus to the PostBus stop Tarasp, Fontana

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 south: via Reschenpass (Nauders – Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair – Zernez) on H27
  • From the Engadin road (H27) take the Tarasp Vulpera exit

Parking

  •  Free parking spaces are available

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'815'470E 1'184'559N
DD
46.777324, 10.260557
DMS
46°46'38.4"N 10°15'38.0"E
UTM
32T 596231 5181190
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Swisstopo Hiking Map 50'000 «Tarasp» Year of issue: 2019 ISBN number: 978-3-302-30249-2 or depending on area
  • Swisstopo Hiking Map 50'000 «National Park» Year of issue: 2019 ISBN number: 978-3-302-30459-5

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo 1:25‘000, – Scuol 1199: ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01199-8

Equipment

Light walking shoes, sun protection

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Rating

4.7
(3)
Conny Matthys
November 25, 2020 · Community
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Dani Reman
July 19, 2020 · Community
Einfache Wanderung mit Kindern durch die wunderschöne Natur.
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When did you do this route? July 18, 2020
Schloss Tarasp Ftan
Photo: Dani Reman, Community
Boris P. 
August 26, 2018 · Community
Schöne kleine Tour zu einem schönen Moorsee mit phantastischem Panorama.
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When did you do this route? August 26, 2018

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Reviews
Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.7 km
Duration
2:45 h
Ascent
257 m
Descent
257 m
Highest point
1,568 m
Lowest point
1,402 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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