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Vulpera – Tarasp – Lai Nair – Vulpera

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  • Am Lai Nair oberhalb von Tarasp
    / Am Lai Nair oberhalb von Tarasp
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Hochplateau Lai Nair
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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Sportive round tour, following the first and last section of the mountain bike route 441, to the picturesquely situated mountain lake Lai Nair. A snappy single trail ends the tour.
moderate
Distance 10 km
1:30 h
295 m
297 m
The tour begins in the idyllically situated town of Vulpera, the cradle of spa tourism in the Lower Engadine. Following the mountain bike route 441 after about 150 metres on the road toward Tarasp, turn right onto the dirt road and follow it for 3 km via Florins Vulpera to Tarasp.

Opposite the Tarasp, Fontana stop turn sharp right and follow Lai Tarasp. Soon the imposing Tarasp Castle disappears from the left view as you aim for the next destination, Lai Nair (Black Lake).

Passing right by the transmitter masts, you turn right at the next junction with a bench. After a bend you reach the impressive plateau, which is ideal for a break. The lake itself also invites you to cool down.

You continue along a forest road down to Avrona to the mountain school, where the path dips into the forest. This last part down to Vulpera demands full concentration and biking skills. Again and again the wide single trail is peppered with large stones and roots.

Finally, in Vulpera the spa gardens with their pavilion and pond invite you to relax.

Author’s recommendation

Various barbecue sites at Lai Nair are ideal for barbecuing.

Alternatives:

  • If you don't want to ride the technically demanding single trail to Vulpera, simply take the forest road from Avrona back toward Tarasp/Vulpera.
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair (dt)
Update: February 16, 2021
Difficulty
S2 moderate
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Highest point
1,554 m
Lowest point
1,257 m
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Safety information

The tour was evaluated in favourable weather conditions, the current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be imperatively observed before the tour start. This tour requires a high level of riding safety, balance and technical riding skills.

 

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

 

Show consideration when crossing and overtaking 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

scuol.ch 

Start

PostAuto-Haltestelle Vulpera, Feriencenter oder Bahnhof Scuol-Tarasp (1,270 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'817'218E 1'185'684N
DD
46.786876, 10.283967
DMS
46°47'12.8"N 10°17'02.3"E
UTM
32T 598001 5182281
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Destination

PostAuto-Haltestelle Vulpera, Feriencenter oder Bahnhof Scuol-Tarasp

Turn-by-turn directions

Start in Vulpera

Follow the mountain bike route 441 via Tarasp Florins to Tarasp

Vis à vis the stop Tarasp-Fontana turn right, follow the Lai da Tarasp

Keep straight on at the transmission mast

Turn right at the next junction (at the bench)

Take the bend to the Lai Nair «Schwarzsee»

Take the forest road down to Avrona

Turn off into the forestReturn 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
  • By PostBus hourly from Scuol-Tarasp to PostBus stop Vulpera, Feriencenter

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 the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27
  • Vulpera can be reached in 5 minutes by car from the Engadin road H27 near Scuol (20 minutes drive from Vereina south portal).

Parking

  • Paid parking in the underground car park of the Vulpera holiday centre 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'817'218E 1'185'684N
DD
46.786876, 10.283967
DMS
46°47'12.8"N 10°17'02.3"E
UTM
32T 598001 5182281
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Supertrail Map 1:50‘000 - Unterengadin/Samnaun: ISBN 978-3-905916-45-4 - Unterengadin/Val Müstair: ISBN ISBN 978-3-905916-49-2

Equipment

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

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Rating

4.3
(3)
Thomas Güntensperger
August 04, 2020 · Community
Abwechslungsreiche Tour mit tollen Single-Trail Abschnitten. Landschaftlich schön! Kurz aber intensiv (je nach eigenem Tempo).
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When did you do this route? August 03, 2020
Photo: Thomas Güntensperger, Community
Photo: Thomas Güntensperger, Community
Photo: Thomas Güntensperger, Community
Roland Bucher 
October 15, 2019 · Community
Tolle einfache Tour. Empfehlenswert als kurze Trainingstour
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Dario Brunett
August 13, 2019 · Community
When did you do this route? August 11, 2019

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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
10 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
295 m
Descent
297 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Botanical highlights Singletrail/Free ride Insider tip

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