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Mineral water trail – senda d'aua minerala Scuol: tras il god

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  • Quelltuff San Jon Dadaint
    / Quelltuff San Jon Dadaint
    Photo: Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Quelltuff Runà
    Photo: Yvonne Schuler, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / San Jon Dadaint-Quelle
    Photo: Yvonne Schuler, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Bügl Grond
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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A special staircase in the forest, a huge tufa formed by a spring and a natural sports drink – all in one tour.
Distance 10.6 km
3:30 h
411 m
411 m
1,545 m
1,164 m
The mineral water trail «tras il god» goes through the forest up to San Jon. This circular route starts at Scuol visitor information centre. It goes to the Gurlaina Bridge and then up to an altitude of about 250 metres to the San Jon Stables. After a short break, it’s onwards and upwards a few more metres in altitude to the fountain of Funtana Cotschna, where you can quench your thirst with mildly mineralised water. If you look over the stream behind this towards the rock face, you will see the mineral spring’s waterfall. After that, you will backtrack a little and then turn right to go through some sparse forest. There, you will find the San Jon Dadaint spring, which is made up of several small pools and has formed a tufa in the shape of a staircase. Going past this spring will take you to the lowest point of the trail – to the Lischana spring. This magnesium-rich spring is very popular with athletes and it flows at the touch of a button. The path leads up the river Inn to the PostBus stop Scuol, Serras, at which point you take the road to the right. After about 400 metres, you can see the huge tufa formed by the Runà spring across the meadow on the left, near a farm. The path leads back to the bus stop, and from there it goes through the old part of the village, Scuol Sot. At the Plaz and Bügl Grond fountains, you can taste the mineral waters of Sotsass and Chalzina/Tulai. The route then ends back where it began.


The mineral water trail «tras il god» is well suited to mountain biking (an easier ascent is available on the road to San Jon). The exception to this is the section before the San Jon Dadaint spring. At this point, we ask that visitors leave their bikes and proceed to the spring on foot, then continue the tour on the lower path. Thank you for your consideration.

Author’s recommendation

We recommend that you bring a bottle or cup with you so you can taste the water from the tapped springs.
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Update: May 25, 2021
Highest point
1,545 m
Lowest point
1,164 m
Best time of year

Safety information

The tour was evaluated under favourable weather conditions. Before starting the tour, we strongly advise you to check the current weather conditions and the forecast.


Emergency phone numbers:

144    Emergency services, ambulance

1414  REGA mountain rescue

112    European emergency service

Tips and hints


The ‘Scuol, posta’ Postbus stop (1,235 m)
2'818'010E 1'186'655N
46.795348, 10.294787
46°47'43.3"N 10°17'41.2"E
32T 598811 5183236


The ‘Scuol, posta’ Postbus stop

Turn-by-turn directions

The ‘Scuol, posta’ Postbus stop/Scuol visitor information center – Gurlaina – San Jon – Funtana Cotschna – San Jon Dadaint spring – Lischana spring – Runà – Plaz – Bügl Grond – the ‘Scuol, posta’ Postbus stop/Scuol visitor information


Wildlife refuge God San Jon: December 20 - April 20
all notes on protected areas

Public transport


  • Take the Rhaetian Railway (RhB), which leaves hourly from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau and Upper Engadin, and get out at Scuol-Tarasp.
  • Take the Postbus, which leaves hourly from Martina, Sent, Ftan and Tarasp, and get out at the Postbus stop Scuol, posta.

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart – Klosters on the car transporter train through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga – Sagliains) or via the Flüela Pass to Lower Engadin on the H27
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria towards St. Moritz on the H27
  • From the south: via Reschen Pass (Nauders – Martina) or the Ofen Pass (Val Müstair – Zernez) on the H27

Scuol is located directly on Engadiner Strasse H27 (20-minute drive from the Vereina tunnel’s southern entrance).


Parking is available at the Scuol-Tarasp train station.


2'818'010E 1'186'655N
46.795348, 10.294787
46°47'43.3"N 10°17'41.2"E
32T 598811 5183236
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Mischol, K. (2011). Mineralquellen im Unterengadin. Geschichte|n und Fakten. Bozen: Ferrari-Auer Druck.

ISBN 978-3-033-02936-1


Sturdy shoes, a bottle or cup, and protection against sun and rain are all recommended.

Basic Equipment for Nature Trails

  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Comfortable clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Umbrella
  • 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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3:30 h
411 m
411 m
Highest point
1,545 m
Lowest point
1,164 m
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