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Sent - Vastur (Return Route)

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Slightly ascending road along the sledge run through the snowy southern slopes of Sent to the Vastur Restaurant. Sledge rental and catering facilities at the "Restorant Vastur".
closed
easy
Distance 6.2 km
1:45 h
225 m
228 m
At the western end of the village of Sent, the wide road leads over a bridge and then follows the edge of the forest with a slight incline. From the next turn-off, the road continues relatively flat along the sunny slope in a westerly direction, past the organic Bain Tuffarolas farm. As the trail runs along the sledge run from here, you should be careful of oncoming sledgers. Afterwards, you can enjoy a leisurely zigzag in the sun with views of the valley floor and the snow-covered peaks of the Lower Engadine Dolomites, 285 metres up to Vastur. The "Restorant Vastur" offers a place to stop for a bite to eat and a sun terrace with wonderful vistas. If you don't want to walk the three kilometres back to Sent, you can rent a sledge at the restaurant or take your own sledge with you on the hike, because the speedy toboggan ride is worth it. With advance reservation, groups of 6 people or more can enjoy a fondue or spaghetti evening in Vastur.

Author’s recommendation

In Sent it is worth taking a few minutes to walk through the village with its wide squares and look up to the sky. The famous Sent gables date back to the late 18th century, when many villagers abroad (mostly in Italy and Austria) hoped for an economically better life and thus shaped the flair of this village.
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Update: June 29, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,656 m
Lowest point
1,430 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 along the sledging trail - please walk along the edge of the trail.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips and hints

www.engadin.com
Informationen zum Restorant Vastur: www.vastur.ch
Informationen zu Sent: www.sent-online.ch

Start

PostBus stop Sent, Sala (1,433 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'820'900E 1'189'126N
DD
46.816605, 10.333814
DMS
46°48'59.8"N 10°20'01.7"E
UTM
32T 601749 5185648
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Destination

PostBus stop Sent, Sala

Turn-by-turn directions

From Sent Sala to the western village exit

Over the bridge on the alpine road towards the west

Over several hairpin bends up to Vastur

Return the same as outward

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.
  • Continue by PostBus to the 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, as far as Sent.
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of Reschenpass, after Martina on the H27 to Crusch and then up to Sent.
  • From the south: via Reschenpass to Martina, then towards St. Moritz on the H27 to Crusch and then up to Sent.

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

Parking

  • Paid parking at the entrance to the village in the underground car park.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'820'900E 1'189'126N
DD
46.816605, 10.333814
DMS
46°48'59.8"N 10°20'01.7"E
UTM
32T 601749 5185648
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Winterkarte Engadin Scuol (an der Gäste-Information erhältlich)

Equipment

High and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun cream, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking poles, as needed: sledges for the descent.

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
  • Blister kit
  • 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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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
6.2 km
Duration
1:45 h
Ascent
225 m
Descent
228 m
Public-transport-friendly Out and back Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly

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