Leisurely hike for connoisseurs who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the classic national park trails and instead experience the power of the water and the tranquillity of the forest. A beautiful tour through the valley of the Spöl even in bad weather.
Distance 7.6 km
A rarely undertaken and therefore quiet hike through a secluded spruce-larch-pine forest with magnificent individual trees, mostly near the Spölbach. Along the route you can observe the varied birdlife. If you are lucky, you might discover a dipper on a dive. The field name "Charbunera" indicates that charcoal was produced here before the National Park was founded.
Note: Dogs are not allowed in the Swiss National Park, not even on a leash. Further information on this and all protection regulations can be found at www.nationalpark.ch/en/visit/hiking/protection-regulations/.
From Charbunera, the hike can be extended via Alp la Schera (see route "Alp la Schera").
The hike begins at car park 3 and the post bus stop Vallun Chafuol (P3) (1766 m a.s.l.) on the Ofenpass road. The trail descends to the bridge over the Ova Spin equalisation basin and climbs again on the other side to the Plan Praspöl clearing (1690 m a.s.l.). There the route branches off to the south. For a long time it goes up and down on a narrow path through a spruce-larch-pine forest, always accompanied by new views of the course of the Spöl river. After crossing the stream from Val da la Föglia, you reach the clearing of Plan da l'Acqua Suot, where, with a bit of luck, red deer can be seen grazing. At Punt Periv, the trail changes to the other side of the Spös and then climbs towards the north. Soon there is a fork (1720 m a.s.l.), here you could also choose the path to Punt dal Gall (dam of the Livigno reservoir) as a variant. From Punt dal Gall the Silvestri bus from Livigno returns to Zernez (Swiss tickets valid). Without a variant, the trail continues northwards, through the forest of La Schera, to the Charbunera, a small saddle between the Munt la Schera and the small Piz la Schera. In the past, wood piles were piled up here and charcoal was produced. At the following fork, the trail continues northeast and leaves the valley of the Spöls. Instead, the Ova dal Fuorn now accompanies the hikers with its roar. The destination of the hike, the customs house of Punt la Drossa with the post bus stop of the same name (1704 m above sea level), soon becomes visible.
all notes on protected areas
With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Prättigau, Upper and Lower Engadine) hourly to Zernez.
From Zernez by PostBus in the direction of Müstair-Mals hourly to Vallun Chafuol (P3) and Punt la Drossa (P4)
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) into the Lower Engadine on H27
From Zernez on Ofenpassstrasse in the direction of Val Müstair to car park 3
From Val Müstair over the Ofenpass towards Zernez to car park 3
Free parking at the railway station, in the village and at the National Park Visitor Centre in Zernez.
Free parking at car parks 3 and 4 on the Ofenpass road.
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
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