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La Senda Nature Trail

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  • View of Samedan
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  • / La Senda
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  • / Samedan
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  • / La Tour
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A beautifully laid out nature trail with interesting knowledge transfer and beautiful views of Samedan and the region.
easy
5.2 km
1:35 h
223 m
184 m
The La Senda Nature Trail starts in the village centre by the medieval La Tuor tower, which nowadays is a cultural centre for the Engadin and the south of Graubünden, housing exhibitions about the past and the future. The actual start of the circuit can be found just beyond the bottom station of the ski lift, a little higher up and to the west of the Catholic church. After a few metres on a tarmac road, you will reach terraced fields, where wheat was cultivated long ago. The agricultural land here is among the oldest in Switzerland. The easy nature trail now leads through beautiful meadows to the edge of the forest. Shortly after the junction that heads towards Peidra Grossa, you will discover an accessible bird's nest between the tops of two larch trees, which will give you - quite literally - a bird's eye view of the world. On the narrow path along the slope to the Alp Muntatsch fork, you will find interesting information about special animals, rare flowers, landscape gardeners, protected forests, avalanches, and much more. A little further on, you will shortly reach the double swing which lets you explore reciprocal energy and motion, and symbolises reciprocal effects in the ecosystem. Continuing across the slope, you will come to a telescope, providing an impressive view of the plateau. There are also fascinating insights into subjects such as permafrost and high tides. Now follow the forest trail down to the edge of the village, where you can immerse yourself in the Romansh language, legends and industrious animals and insects. You can start at various locations and break off the circuit at any time.

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
via San Gian 30
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01
E-Mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

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You can download information and stories about the La Senda nature trail while you are on the move via the Swiss National Park app. Internet: www.bio-divers.ch
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Engadin St. Moritz
Updated: July 20, 2020
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,956 m
Lowest point
1,733 m
Best time of year
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Start

Samedan, La Tuor (1,732 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'786'443E 1'156'546N
DD
46.534218, 9.869298
DMS
46°32'03.2"N 9°52'09.5"E
UTM
32T 566660 5153772
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Destination

Samedan, Muntarütsch

Turn-by-turn directions

La Tuor - Chalchera - Peidra Grossa - Selvas Plaunas - Muntarütsch - La Tuor

Note

Wildlife refuge Muntatsch, Clavadatsch: December 20 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'786'443E 1'156'546N
DD
46.534218, 9.869298
DMS
46°32'03.2"N 9°52'09.5"E
UTM
32T 566660 5153772
w3w 
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Peter Vogel
August 11, 2020 · Community
ein sehr schöner Wanderweg, den ich persönlich (ü50) nicht als einfachen, sondern als mittelschweren Weg einstufen würde. unterwegs gibt es immer wieder schöne Aussichten zu bewundern. Sitzmöglichkeiten sind unterwegs auch vorhanden
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.2 km
Duration
1:35h
Ascent
223 m
Descent
184 m
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