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Tarasp Fontana – Vulpera – Scuol

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Winter hike from Tarasp via Vulpera to Scuol.
moderate
Distance 4.3 km
1:15 h
84 m
253 m
1,450 m
1,205 m
Easy and beautiful hike from Tarasp Fontana past the 1000-year-old Tarasp Castle down to Vulpera. From Vulpera the hike continues to Scuol, Gurlaina. The route can also be used in part as a toboggan run. 

Author’s recommendation

A visit to Tarasp Castle is highly recommended. You can find more information here: notvital.ch/schloss-tarasp
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Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair (mma)
Update: May 13, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,450 m
Lowest point
1,205 m
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Track types

Forested/wild trail 51.78%Path 10.24%Road 37.98%
Forested/wild trail
2.2 km
Path
0.4 km
Road
1.6 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
2'815'465E 1'184'546N
DD
46.777217, 10.260478
DMS
46°46'38.0"N 10°15'37.7"E
UTM
32T 596225 5181178
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Destination

PostBus stop Scuol, Gurlaina

Turn-by-turn directions

Past Tarasp Castle through the hamlet of Sparsels. Then slightly uphill, then slightly downhill to Vulpera and Gurlaina. Some steeper sections. The trail is partly a toboggan run. 

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station
  • By PostBus (from Martina, Sent, Ftan or Tarasp) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station
  • Continue by PostBus to the PostBus stop 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) take the Tarasp Vulpera exit

Parking

  • Free parking spaces are available

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'815'465E 1'184'546N
DD
46.777217, 10.260478
DMS
46°46'38.0"N 10°15'37.7"E
UTM
32T 596225 5181178
w3w 
///surpasses.statement.heeding
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
4.3 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
84 m
Descent
253 m
Highest point
1,450 m
Lowest point
1,205 m
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