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San Jon – S-charl

Winter hiking · Switzerland
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  • S-charl in winter
    S-charl in winter
    Photo: Thalia Wünsche, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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A winter hike like in a fairytale. The winter hiking trail from San Jon to S-charl shows winter at its best and lets you completely switch off.
moderate
Distance 9.7 km
2:45 h
395 m
39 m
1,809 m
1,453 m
The road from San Jon to S-charl is closed in winter and therefore a dream for horse-drawn sleighs and winter hikers. You can get to San Jon by car or taxi, and from here you go up through a forest and into the side valley. For about ten kilometres, you can experience the magnificent forests, the view of the edge of the Swiss National Park and a real valley feeling. Snow-covered like this, it seems like something out of a fairy tale.

 

Hint:

This tour suggestion is only calculated for the way to S-charl. The return to Scuol can also be done on foot along the same route or enjoyed on a horse-drawn sleigh. The ride on the horse-drawn sleigh must be reserved in advance at the Gasthaus Mayor.

Author’s recommendation

The Inn Mayor in S-charl offers hot meals and horse-drawn sleigh rides, which make the way back a unique experience.
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Update: May 13, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,809 m
Lowest point
1,453 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 57.04%Road 42.95%
Forested/wild trail
5.5 km
Road
4.2 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, 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

Tips and hints

Start

San Jon (1,452 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'818'743E 1'185'458N
DD
46.784346, 10.303815
DMS
46°47'03.6"N 10°18'13.7"E
UTM
32T 599520 5182025
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Destination

S-charl

Turn-by-turn directions

  • San Jon, Scuol
  • der Strasse entlang durch das Val S-charl
  • S-charl

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

  • Take the Rhaetian Railway from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau to Scuol-Tarasp
  • From the station, a shuttle will take you to the departure point of the horse-drawn sleighs, which will then take you to S-charl or to the Gasthaus Mayor
  • The shuttle or the horse-drawn sleigh must be booked in advance

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart – Klosters by car transport through the Vereina Tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via the Flüela Pass to Scuol
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of Scuol

Parking

  • Free parking is available in Scuol at the Gurlaina ice rink
  • A shuttle runs from the car park to the departure point of the horse-drawn sleighs, which will then take you to S-charl or the Gasthaus Mayor
  • The shuttle or the horse-drawn sleigh must be reserved in advance

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'818'743E 1'185'458N
DD
46.784346, 10.303815
DMS
46°47'03.6"N 10°18'13.7"E
UTM
32T 599520 5182025
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

High and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun cream, sunglasses, sunscreen, walking sticks

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.7 km
Duration
2:45 h
Ascent
395 m
Descent
39 m
Highest point
1,809 m
Lowest point
1,453 m
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