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Sent – Val Sinestra (Return Route)

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    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Andrea Badrutt, Chur
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Winter hike suitable for prams along a wide road. First through open terrain, then through the forest into the Val Sinestra to the Hotel Val Sinestra. 
moderate
Distance 13 km
4:15 h
226 m
226 m
1,571 m
1,435 m
The tour begins on a slightly ascending road from Sent (1,440 m above sea level). The trail first leads eastwards along an avenue of trees. From the PostBus stop at Sent, Tschern (service is suspended in winter; beware, the trail is closed from here in case of avalanche danger), the trail leads relatively flat but with a few bends along the road through the forest to the Hotel Val Sinestra. The former spa hotel is nestled in the steep slopes of the valley, where the Brancla river has eaten deep into the earth's surface over centuries. A look inside the hotel is worthwhile, as the whole building still presents itself in the architectural style of the early 20th century. A little below the former spa house, directly on the river, is the associated mountain inn. Take the same route back to Sent (there is a half-hourly connection from Sent back to Scuol). There are various trail options in Sent from the end of the dream run.

Author’s recommendation

In Sent, it is worth taking a few minutes to stroll through the village with its inviting squares and look up towards the sky. 
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (nm)
Update: May 12, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,571 m
Lowest point
1,435 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 7.70%Dirt road 64.21%Nature trail 0.23%Path 22.01%Road 5.87%
Asphalt
1 km
Dirt road
8.3 km
Nature trail
0 km
Path
2.9 km
Road
0.8 km
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Safety information

The trail is groomed after each snowfall. Please note the condition reports in the winter sports report. The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, the current snow and weather conditions must be observed before starting.

Attention:

  • The trail leads through wildlife rest areas, please do not leave forest trails
  • From the PostBus stop Sent Tschern (forest entrance) there is a barrier that closes the winter hiking trail in case of avalanche danger. Do not enter the path under any circumstances when the barrier is closed

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips and hints

engadin.com

Information on Sent: engadin.com/sent

Start

PostBus stop Sent, Plaz (1,440 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'820'955E 1'189'163N
DD
46.816920, 10.334556
DMS
46°49'00.9"N 10°20'04.4"E
UTM
32T 601805 5185684
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Destination

PostBus stop Sent, Plaz

Turn-by-turn directions

  • From the PostBus stop, head east to the village exit
  • Follow the road along an avenue of trees
  • From the PostBus stop Sent, Tschern, follow the road in the direction of Sinestra
  • Same way back as outward

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
  • Continue by PostBus to the PostBus stop Sent, Plaz

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 H27
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27

Sent can be reached from the Engadine road H27 from Scuol or Crusch in 5 minutes by car.

Parking

  • Paid parking on the eastern (below the cemetery) and western edge of Sent (multi-storey car park).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'820'955E 1'189'163N
DD
46.816920, 10.334556
DMS
46°49'00.9"N 10°20'04.4"E
UTM
32T 601805 5185684
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Engadin Scuol winter map (available at the guest information desk)

Equipment

High and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun cream, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking poles.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13 km
Duration
4:15 h
Ascent
226 m
Descent
226 m
Highest point
1,571 m
Lowest point
1,435 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Suitable for strollers Groomed snow
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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