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Charnadüras – Lavin

Tobogganing · Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair
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  • Schlitteln in Lavin
    Schlitteln in Lavin
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Andrea Badrutt, Chur
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Toboggan run with ascent on foot in the forest above Lavin.
moderate
Distance 2.8 km
0:15 h
0 m
294 m
1,748 m
1,454 m
From the train station the path leads toward the church and to the eastern end of the village. The train tracks and Engadinerstrasse are traversed through the underpass. Here is where the ascent over 300 metres of elevation difference to Charnadüras begins. At the first turn-off after the last farm in Lavin, follow the signs to the right to Charnadüras. Always following the path, you will pass through the forest via several hairpin bends. At the clearing at point 1609 the view opens up toward Lavin and the Lower Engadine as well as down toward Guarda and Ardez. After two more hairpin bends you leave the forest and reach the clearing of Charnadüras. At the point where the terrain becomes flatter and the prepared winter hiking trail ends, the descent begins on the same path as the ascent. Be especially careful of the 180-degree bends, as these are preceded by long descents. A special feature of this toboggan run is that you can practically ride all the way to the village where restaurants, hotels and the train station are all close by.  

There is also a barbecue area on the toboggan run that can be used all year round. Here you have a great view, and there is a little cabin where you can sit inside.

Author’s recommendation

The bend at point 1609 is called "bella storta" by the locals, which means "beautiful bend". In fact, from this place you have a particularly splendid view.  

Sledges can be rented at the Volg in Lavin for CHF 10.

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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (ml)
Update: June 30, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,748 m
Lowest point
1,454 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 77.27%Road 22.72%
Forested/wild trail
2.2 km
Road
0.6 km
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Safety information

The trail is groomed after each snowfall. Please note the condition reports in the winter sports report. The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, the current snow and weather conditions must be taken into account before starting.

Please note: Sledging is often underestimated, wearing a ski helmet is strongly recommended.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

The trail is marked as a winter hiking trail and as a sledging trail, please be considerate of other users.

Tips and hints

Start

Lavin railway station (1,747 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'804'312E 1'184'097N
DD
46.776690, 10.114334
DMS
46°46'36.1"N 10°06'51.6"E
UTM
32T 585069 5180951
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Destination

Lavin railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

From Lavin railway station in the direction of the church and the eastern exit of the village.

Cross under railway tracks and road

Follow the path to the last farm

At the fork, follow the signs to the right to Charnadüras

Follow the path to Charnadüras

Descent same as ascent

Note

Wildlife refuge Plattas: December 21 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau, from the Upper Engadine or from Scuol) hourly to Lavin station. 

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

Lavin is located directly on the Engadine road H27 (2 minutes drive from Veraina south portal)

Parking

  • Paid parking at the railway station in Lavin

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'804'312E 1'184'097N
DD
46.776690, 10.114334
DMS
46°46'36.1"N 10°06'51.6"E
UTM
32T 585069 5180951
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Ortsbroschüre Lavin (an der Gäste-Information erhältlich oder auf http://issuu.com/tessvm/docs/ortsbroschuere_lavin/1?e=5284173/1414999)

Author’s map recommendations

Winterkarte Engadin Scuol (an der Gäste-Information erhältlich)

Equipment

Sledges, high and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun protection, gloves and helmet recommended. 

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
2.8 km
Duration
0:15 h
Descent
294 m
Highest point
1,748 m
Lowest point
1,454 m
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