Route tour starting in Tarasp Fontana below the castle, through the hamlet into the forest following the little stream Aua da Plavna and back again.
Distance 8 km
Highest point1,710 m
Lowest point1,402 m
The tour begins in the picturesque hamlet of Tarasp, Fontana. The hamlet lies directly below the castle and directly on the Lai da Tarasp, where you can marvel at a «moon», an art object by the castle's owner and artist Not Vital. From the bus stop, however, you walk away from Tarasp Castle in the direction of Butia, a small grocery shop. Continue past the Catholic church (Tarasp is the only Catholic village in the Lower Engadine) until you start the climb up to the right to Fontana, Sura. Keeping to the right, follow the path until you enter the forest and from here follow the path steadily in the direction of "Resgia Veglia" (old sawmill). At the sawmill you will see a small bridge over the little stream "Aua da Plavna", a beautiful place. Continue into the Val Plavna until you reach the destination «Chaldera» after about 3 km and take the path back to Tarasp, Fontana.
Can be combined with a visit to Tarasp Castle, which is open to guided tours. You can find more information here.
Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair (mp)
Update: May 13, 2022
Best time of year
Forested/wild trail 88.11%Road 11.87%
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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, current snow and weather conditions must be noted before starting.
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