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Mineral water trail – senda d'aua minerala Scuol: curas da baiver

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  • Büvetta Tarasp
    / Büvetta Tarasp
    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Bügl Plaz, Scuol
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Carola-Quelle
    Photo: Yvonne Schuler, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Vulpera
    Photo: Géraldine Lienhard, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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On the trail of the water cures – featuring former drinking halls and hotels from the Belle Époque.
easy
7.3 km
2:15 h
184 m
184 m
The mineral water trail «curas da baiver» starts at Scuol visitor information centre and follows the paths that visitors took over a hundred years ago when doing a water cure. Right at the beginning of the old spa route to Nairs you can see the first information boards about the Chalzina and Tulai springs. The path then goes down to the river Inn and crosses to the other side. Café Büvetta Sfondraz – once a drinking hall – can be found by the next upriver bridge. If the cafe is open, you can try the water from the Sfondraz spring. Going past the nearly 150-year-old drinking hall «Büvetta Tarasp» on the opposite side and crossing another bridge, you will come to Chasa Carola in Nairs and the Carola spring. Due to a risk of falling rocks on the slope behind the Büvetta, the Lucius and Emerita springs (both of which have strong mineral concentrations) are inaccessible until further notice. Next, you will go back to the turning that leads to Vulpera and up the hiking trail. There, you will be able to see some grand old hotels and the spa gardens of Hotel Waldhaus, which burnt down. Next to the spa gardens there is a small «mineral water shop window» for you to discover. The route through the forest and over the river Clemgia to Gurlaina, then over the lower lying bridge will take you to the old village area of Scuol Sot. You can then drink the Sotsass mineral water at the Plaz and Bagnera fountains. Going via the Stradun road, you will then come to the Plazzetta fountain in the part of the village known as Scuol Sura, which has water from the Vi spring. The tour ends at Scuol visitor information centre.

Author’s recommendation

We recommend that you bring a bottle or cup with you so you can taste the water from the tapped springs.
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (ys)
Updated: January 23, 2020

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1280 m
Lowest point
1177 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The tour was evaluated under favourable weather conditions. Before starting the tour, we strongly advise you to check the current weather conditions and the forecast.

 

Emergency phone numbers:

144    Emergency services, ambulance

1414  REGA mountain rescue

112    European emergency service

Equipment

Sturdy shoes, a bottle or cup, and protection against sun and rain are all recommended.

Tips, hints and links

engadin.com/en

scuol-zernez.com/en

scuol-zernez.com/en/mineralwater

Start

The ‘Scuol, posta’ Postbus stop (1235 m) (1235 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.795341, 10.294764
UTM
32T 598809 5183235

Destination

The ‘Scuol, posta’ Postbus stop (1235 m)

Turn-by-turn directions

The ‘Scuol, posta’ Postbus stop/Scuol visitor information center – Nairs – Vulpera – Gurlaina – Plaz – Bagnera – Plazzetta – the ‘Scuol, posta’ Postbus stop/Scuol visitor information

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

  • Take the Rhaetian Railway (RhB), which leaves hourly from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau and Upper Engadin, and get out at Scuol-Tarasp.
  • Take the Postbus, which leaves hourly from Martina, Sent, Ftan and Tarasp, and get out at the Postbus stop Scuol, posta.

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart – Klosters on the car transporter train through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga – Sagliains) or via the Flüela Pass to Lower Engadin on the H27
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria towards St. Moritz on the H27
  • From the south: via Reschen Pass (Nauders – Martina) or the Ofen Pass (Val Müstair – Zernez) on the H27

Scuol is located directly on Engadiner Strasse H27 (20-minute drive from the Vereina tunnel’s southern entrance).

Parking

Parking is available at the Scuol-Tarasp train station.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Mischol, K. (2011). Mineralquellen im Unterengadin. Geschichte|n und Fakten. Bozen: Ferrari-Auer Druck.

ISBN 978-3-033-02936-1


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Difficulty
easy
Distance
7.3 km
Duration
2:15h
Ascent
184 m
Descent
184 m
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