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Tarasp Fontana - Lai Nair - Avrona (BP)

Winter hiking · Switzerland
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At the beginning a somewhat steeper tour but a very rewarding ascent to Lai Nair with Piz Pisoc in the background, down to the small settlement of Avrona and back to Tarasp, Fontana past the castle.
moderate
Distance 6.8 km
2:00 h
229 m
229 m
1,568 m
1,402 m
On the circular route you can see the Catholic Church of Tarasp, beautiful Lai Nair and the view from the vantage point «Mot da la Crusch».

Author’s recommendation

On the way back from Avrona, it is worth making a short detour to Munt da la Crusch (opposite the transmitters) as you leave the forest. From here you have wonderful views over Scuol, Sent and Ftan.

Combine the tour with a guided tour of Tarasp Castle.

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Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair (mp)
Update: March 01, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,568 m
Lowest point
1,402 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 85.88%Road 14.11%
Forested/wild trail
5.9 km
Road
1 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

Start

PostBus stop Tarasp, Fontana (1,404 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'815'464E 1'184'545N
DD
46.777207, 10.260471
DMS
46°46'37.9"N 10°15'37.7"E
UTM
32T 596225 5181177
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Destination

PostBus stop Tarasp, Fontana

Turn-by-turn directions

After the hamlet of Fontana Sura, climb steeply through larch forest to the Lai Nair plateau. Then through the forest to Avrona and on a small road back to Tarasp Fontana. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp.
  • By PostBus from Scuol-Tarasp, staziun to Tarasp, Fontana

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 south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27
  • From the Engadin road (H27) between Ardez and Scuol, cross the Inn bridge to Tarasp.

Parking

  • Free parking available in Tarasp

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'815'464E 1'184'545N
DD
46.777207, 10.260471
DMS
46°46'37.9"N 10°15'37.7"E
UTM
32T 596225 5181177
w3w 
///massaged.reworked.loads
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6.8 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
229 m
Descent
229 m
Highest point
1,568 m
Lowest point
1,402 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Groomed snow

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