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Tarasp Fontana – Crap Putèr – Ardez

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  • Auf dem Crap Putèr mit Ausblick über das Unterengadin.
    Auf dem Crap Putèr mit Ausblick über das Unterengadin.
    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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From the village of Tarasp the hike leads through the forest, beyond the tree line to Crap Putèr. The summit rewards you with one of the most beautiful views of the Lower Engadine.
moderate
Distance 14.5 km
6:45 h
1,144 m
1,116 m
2,364 m
1,291 m
Der Crap Putèr ist einer der schönsten Aussichtsplätze im ganzen Engadin. Die etwas mehr als siebenstündige Wanderung startet in Tarasp, führt durch den Tarasper Wald, über die Waldgrenze hinaus bis zum Aussichtspunkt Crap Putèr. 

Author’s recommendation

  • Castle tour Tarasp – follow on the footsteps of the artist Not Vital, www.fundaziun.notvital.ch           
  • Ardez – the model village of Romansh architecture. Take the time to explore.
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Highest point
2,364 m
Lowest point
1,291 m
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Safety information

The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, it is imperative that the current weather conditions and weather forecasts are observed before starting the tour.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips and hints

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Start

PostBus stop Tarasp, Fontana (1,404 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'815'465E 1'184'576N
DD
46.777484, 10.260499
DMS
46°46'38.9"N 10°15'37.8"E
UTM
32T 596226 5181208
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Destination

Ardez train station

Turn-by-turn directions

From Tarasp Fontana, the hike leads via Fontana Sura to the entrance of Val Zuort. The route continues in the direction of Resgia Plavna, which can be reached in half an hour through the dense forest from Godplan. At the dwarf playground "Ils set nanins" at the old sawmill, the tour leads over the stream "Aua da Plavna" with a subsequent ascent to Alp Laisch, which is open to visitors during summering times and offers guided tours of the alpine cheese dairy. The following steep ascent through the "Vals Arsas" forest is fortunately shady. At the junction, turn left towards "Motta Jüda" at the foot of "Crap Putèr". The hill is climbed clockwise from the edge of the forest. With the majestic Lower Engadine Dolomites (Piz Pisoc, Piz Zuort, Sesvenna Group) and the wide Val Plavna behind you, you get a view over the Lower Engadine villages from Lavin to Sent. Piz Linard, Piz Buin and the southern foothills of the Silvretta rise above. The descent follows the same path until the edge of the forest. Here you branch off to the left and after the saddle between "Crap Putèr" and "il Clauter" you reach the descent with several hairpin bends to the "Aua da Sampuoir" stream. From the bridge, the trail follows the course of the valley to the connecting road between Sur En and Ardez. This leads, crossing the Inn, to Ardez to the railway station.

Alternative: Simply take the same route back to Tarasp.

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station.
  • By PostBus (from Martina, Sent, Ftan or Tarasp) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station
  • Continue by PostBus to the PostBus stop Tarasp, Fontana

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

From the Engadin road (H27) between Ardez and Scuol cross the Inn bridge to Tarasp.

Parking

  • Free parking in Tarasp, Fontana at the schoolhouse at the entrance to the village
  • Paid parking at the train station Ardez

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'815'465E 1'184'576N
DD
46.777484, 10.260499
DMS
46°46'38.9"N 10°15'37.8"E
UTM
32T 596226 5181208
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

- S-charl 1219 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01219-3 - Silvretta 1198 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01198-1 - Scuol 1199 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01199-8

Equipment

Good shoes, rain and sun protection, water bottle, first aid kit.

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Rating

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Adolf Burkard
July 27, 2020 · Community
Da war ich heute. Super Tour und herrlich Aussicht auf fas Unterengadin und die Seitentäler
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.5 km
Duration
6:45 h
Ascent
1,144 m
Descent
1,116 m
Highest point
2,364 m
Lowest point
1,291 m
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