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Tarasp Fontana - Lai Nair - Avrona (BP)

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    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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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.
closed
moderate
Distance 6.8 km
2:00 h
229 m
229 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: August 10, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,568 m
Lowest point
1,402 m
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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
w3w 
///massaged.reworked.loads

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.

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
moderate
Distance
6.8 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
229 m
Descent
229 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Groomed snow

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