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Tarasp Fontana – Vulpera

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Beautiful toboggan run with access from Tarasp against the backdrop of a fantastic castle scenery. The toboggan run leads along a prepared winter hiking trail, past a farm toward Vulpera.
easy
Distance 1.6 km
0:15 h
0 m
189 m
1,454 m
1,266 m
Before sledging, enjoy a wonderful walk from the bus stop Tarasp, Fontana on the left past the Lai da Tarasp (with the artwork «the Moon» by Not Vital). On the left you will see the imposing Tarasp Castle with its 1000-year history. After a somewhat steeper stretch up to the transmission mast, it is worth taking a look back every now and then to admire the hamlet of Fontana and Sparsels. After the transmitter mast, turn left onto the toboggan run. Sometimes a little steeper, sometimes a little flatter. After the stretch across the open meadow with views of Scuol and Sent, a small stream appears on the right-hand side of the path and accompanies you a little way down towards Vulpera. Continue past a farm with llamas, where the toboggan run separates from the hiking trail and you sledge the last stretch down to Vulpera. Once in Vulpera, you can take the bus or walk back through Vulpera via Gurlaina to Scuol.

Author’s recommendation

In Chants, go to the farm shop and buy specialities like some Salsiz.
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Update: May 17, 2022
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
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Highest point
1,454 m
Lowest point
1,266 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 99.80%Road 0.19%
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Safety information

The trail is groomed after each snowfall. Please note the condition reports in the winter sports report (please click). The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, current snow and weather conditions must be noted before starting.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Start

Tarasp transmission masts (1,454 m)
Coordinates:
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2'816'222E 1'184'741N
DD
46.778722, 10.270476
DMS
46°46'43.4"N 10°16'13.7"E
UTM
32T 596986 5181358
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Destination

Vulpera

Turn-by-turn directions

  • From the Fontana bus stop directly left along the Lai da Tarasp (lake) up towards the transmitter mast
  • Shortly after the transmitter mast the toboggan run begins on the left
  • Follow the signposted winter trail, attention: this is sometimes also used by winter hikers
  • The end is in Vulpera, where there is also a bus stop on the left

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • Accessible by train and bus (but not directly to the cross-country ski trail entrance)
  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Prättigau, Upper and Lower Engadine) hourly to Scuol
  • By PostBus from Scuol railway station hourly to Tarasp Fontana
  • From Tarasp Fontana stop 30 minutes on foot

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-Scuol) on H27
  • Tarasp can be reached from Scuol in 10 minutes via the Inn bridge on the H27

Parking

  • Free parking available in Tarasp

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'816'222E 1'184'741N
DD
46.778722, 10.270476
DMS
46°46'43.4"N 10°16'13.7"E
UTM
32T 596986 5181358
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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

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Question from Klara Lipsinic · December 25, 2019 · Community
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Answered by Géraldine Lienhard · January 02, 2020 · Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.6 km
Duration
0:15 h
Descent
189 m
Highest point
1,454 m
Lowest point
1,266 m
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