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Taufers - Piz Chavalatsch - Müstair

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  • Bergtour im Vinschgau: Taufers - Piz Chavalatsch - Müstair
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This conditionally demanding hike leads to the easternmost point of Switzerland. You will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the surrounding valleys.
difficult
Distance 16.1 km
7:45 h
1,648 m
1,610 m
To get to the easternmost point of Switzerland, we start our journey in neighboring Taufers. A steep but easily manageable forest path leads up to the Rifairalm, which is located in the Stilfserjoch National Park. Across pastureland we reach the Rifairscharte and follow the ridge along to Piz Chavalatsch. Shortly before reaching the summit, we become aware of the military paths that bring to life the history of the 1st World War. Once on the summit of Piz Chavalatsch, you can enjoy the breathtaking 360 degree view of the surrounding valleys in the lee of the summit hut, which serves as a weather station. An excellent view of Val Mora, Val Müstair and Vinschgau are possible. For the descent on the Swiss side, follow the ridge down and reach Müstair via pastures and forest paths.
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Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
Updated: December 30, 2020
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
2,761 m
Lowest point
1,139 m
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Safety information

The tour was evaluated in favorable weather conditions, the current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be strictly observed before the tour start. In early summer, it is mandatory to clarify the snow conditions.

Emergency call:

144 emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Start

Coordinates:
DD
46.641205, 10.462720
DMS
46°38'28.3"N 10°27'45.8"E
UTM
32T 611945 5166332
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Turn-by-turn directions

You start at the PostBus stop Taufers i.M., St.Nikolaus.

From Taufers you walk over the Rambach to the alp Rifairalm (hiking trail 10/10A) and further over pastures and a mountain flank to the Rifairscharte. Now you follow the ridge. Shortly before the summit, the path joins an old military path that zigzags up to Piz Chavalatsch.

Via La Scharta and Plaun Radond follows the descent on the Swiss side. At the junction Bains da Guad you hike down to Plazzöl and further to the village Müstair. The hike ends at the PostBus stop Somvih, Müstair.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau, from the Upper or Lower Engadin) hourly to Zernez.
  • Continue with the PostBus from Zernez or from Val Müstair and Mals hourly Taufer i.M. (Italian side)

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via the Flüela pass to Zernez on the H27. From Zernez on the H28 in the direction of Val Müstair, across the national border to Taufers i. M.
  • From the east: via Reschenpass (Nauders) on the SS40 to Mals. From Mals on the SS41 to Taufers (before the Swiss border). From the south: Via Bolzano and Merano on the SS40 to Malles.
  • From Mals on the SS41 to Taufers i. M. (before the Swiss border).

Parking

Parking possibility available.

Coordinates

DD
46.641205, 10.462720
DMS
46°38'28.3"N 10°27'45.8"E
UTM
32T 611945 5166332
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Good shoes, rain and sun protection, water bottle, bandages.

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
16.1 km
Duration
7:45 h
Ascent
1,648 m
Descent
1,610 m
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