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Sent – Chauennas – Scuol

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Easy, mostly downhill winter hike on a wide path with views of the Lower Engadine Dolomites, the River Inn in the valley floor and Scuol. 
easy
Distance 5.4 km
1:30 h
75 m
217 m
1,455 m
1,238 m
After leaving the village in a westerly direction, the wide road leads slightly uphill. At the next signpost, the trail turns left and runs mostly flat along the snow-covered southern slope in the sun, before it becomes steep shortly before the Chauennas farm. Along the way, benches along the way offer rest opportunities and views of the snow-covered Lower Engadine Dolomites and the Inn River on the valley floor. At the Chauennas farm, where you can buy the farm's own honey, cheese, meat and sheepskins, trees and bushes line the path. The trail continues gently downhill to Scuol, where at the PostBus stop near the hospital, the sports bus transports guests (free of charge) back to the village of Scuol or to the railway station.

The hike is steep in places and includes sloping passages. If you want to shorten the hike, take the left fork after the Chauennas farm and take the PostBus towards Scuol on the main road (half-hourly connection).

Author’s recommendation

It is recommended to take a few minutes in Sent and walk through the village with its wide squares.
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: December 17, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,455 m
Lowest point
1,238 m
Best time of year
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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 observed before starting.

Attention: the trail runs partly on the sledging trail - please walk on the side of the trail.

 

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips and hints

engadin.com

engadin.com/sent-chauennas-scuol

Informationen zu Sent: engadin.com/sent

Start

PostBus stop Sent, Plaz (1,429 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'821'186E 1'189'170N
DD
46.816903, 10.337574
DMS
46°49'00.9"N 10°20'15.3"E
UTM
32T 602036 5185686
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Destination

PostBus stop Scuol, Staziun

Turn-by-turn directions

  • From the PostBus stop, leave the village in a westerly direction
  • Along the road
  • At the junction turn left towards Scuol
  • At Chauennas follow the road towards Scuol
  • Option: At Chauennas turn left and follow the road to the PostBus stop

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, Ftan or Tarasp) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station

  • Direct half-hourly PostBus connection from Scuol to PostBus stop Sent, Sala

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
  • Sent can be reached in 5 minutes by car from the Engadin road H27 near Scuol as well as Sur En (25 minutes drive from Veraina south portal).

Parking

  • Paid parking spaces at the western (multi-storey car park) and eastern entrance to the village (below the cemetery)

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'821'186E 1'189'170N
DD
46.816903, 10.337574
DMS
46°49'00.9"N 10°20'15.3"E
UTM
32T 602036 5185686
w3w 
///dignity.surround.fortnight
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Engadin Scuol winter map (available at the guest information desk)

Equipment

High and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun cream, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking poles.

Spikes are recommended. If there is little snow, the path will soon be icy.

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.4 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
75 m
Descent
217 m
Highest point
1,455 m
Lowest point
1,238 m
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