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Avrona Bike: Tarasp – Avrona – Vulpera (441)

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  • 441: Tarasp. Rundtour für Genussbiker.
    / 441: Tarasp. Rundtour für Genussbiker.
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / 441: Tarasp. Rundtour für Genussbiker.
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / 441: Tarasp. Rundtour für Genussbiker.
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / 441: Tarasp. Rundtour für Genussbiker.
    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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Beautiful round tour through the Tarasper hamlets with their authentic Engadine houses as well as the colourful larch forests and moor landscapes.  A visit to the Lai Nair and Tarasp Castle make the excursion perfect.
moderate
Distance 19 km
3:45 h
614 m
616 m
From Vulpera, the trail first follows the golf course and then an old narrow spa promenade to Florins with views of Ftan on the opposite side of the valley. The trail follows a natural road to the hamlets of Chaposch and Valatscha, with traditional Engadine houses as architectural highlights.

 

From Valatscha, the route leads through larch forests into the wild Val Plavna. From there, a forest road leads past sulphur springs down to the hamlet of Fontana. Then the route follows a melioration path up to the high moorland landscape, around the Lai Nair and on through the forest to Avrona. Here, at the entrance to Val S-charl, there is a small restaurant that invites you to refresh yourself with an unusual view of Ftan and Sent.

 

The tour then leads through the forest and to Sparsels, below the Mot da la Crusch. A visit to the famous castle is a must here. The descent is then racy and takes you back to Vulpera.

Author’s recommendation

Tarasp Castle is known as the landmark of the Lower Engadine and is visible early on in your journey to the Engadine. Find out more on a guided tour. 
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: September 07, 2021
Difficulty
S1 moderate
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Highest point
1,647 m
Lowest point
1,265 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

 

Consideration for hikers

Most of the mountain bike routes in Graubünden run on single trails that are also signposted as hiking trails. Hikers always have the right of way.

Tips and hints

Start

PostBus stop Tarasp, Vulpera (1,271 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'817'208E 1'185'687N
DD
46.786904, 10.283839
DMS
46°47'12.9"N 10°17'01.8"E
UTM
32T 597991 5182284
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Destination

PostBus stop Tarasp-Vulpera

Turn-by-turn directions

  • Start in Vulpera, along the golf course.
  • Via a narrow spa promenade to Florins
  • Continue on a natural road to Chaposch and Valatscha
  • From Valatscha through the forest to Val Plavna
  • On the forest road past the sulphur springs to Fontana
  • Continue on the melioration path to the high moorland around Lai Nair
  • Through the forest to Avrona
  • Continue through the forest to Sparsels below the Mot da la Crusch
  • Back to Vulpera

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.
  • By PostBus (from Martina, Sent, Ftan or Tarasp) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station
  • Continue by PostBus to the PostBus stop Tarasp, Vulpera (hourly connections).

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 Vulpera.

Parking

  • Free parking along the local road in Vulpera

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'817'208E 1'185'687N
DD
46.786904, 10.283839
DMS
46°47'12.9"N 10°17'01.8"E
UTM
32T 597991 5182284
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • Kartenmaterial: Supertrail Map 1:50‘000: Unterengadin/Val Müstair: ISBN ISBN 978-3-905916-49-2 - SwissTopo 1:25‘000: Scuol 1199 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01199-8

Equipment

Helmet, gloves, good shoes, glasses, rain and sun protection, water bottle, repair kit, first aid kit

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Difficulty
S1 moderate
Distance
19 km
Duration
3:45 h
Ascent
614 m
Descent
616 m
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