Engiadina Bassa – some easy walks

Published by 360 Pro , 11 November 2007, 20h51.

Region: World » Switzerland » Grisons » Basse Engadine
Date of the hike: 7 November 2007
Hiking grading: T3 - Difficult Mountain hike
Geo-Tags: CH-GR 
Access to start point:cff logo Scuol-Tarasp cff logo Tarasp, posta cff logo Sent, posta cff logo Ramosch, Fermada
Access to end point:cff logo Scuol-Tarasp cff logo Tarasp, posta cff logo Sent, posta cff logo Ramosch, Fermada

The Lower Engadine offers a wide variety of hikes, from difficult alpine trekking and climbing in the nearby mountains to easy and scenic walks down in the valley. Here’s a few examples of such easy ones, nothing difficult but beautiful anyway, especially on a sunny fall day. I think the best way is to just explore the valley, but if you want more info, www.scuol.ch has a good overview of all kinds of these walks.

From Scuol to the castle of Tarasp along the Inn
There’s many different ways from Scuol to Tarasp and all of them are pretty easy and well marked. We chose the path along the Inn to the “Büvetta” and “Kurhaus Tarasp”. At this time of the year it was pretty cold, because the sun hardly gets to the bottom of the valley any more. The left side of the path (looking upstream) is actually closed for the winter - but didn’t stop us from going there anyway, in the summer it is actually a so-called “Themenweg” with signs and information along the way. From the Kurhaus to the castle we chose the path via Sgne – Sparsels. The castle of Tarasp has very limited visiting hours especially off season, so if you want to go and look at it, you better make sure it’s open.

Scuol – Ramosch
The path Scuol-Sent is most likely extremely busy during high season. Even on the “Zwischensaison” day when we walked it, the path was pretty busy. It is a wide gravel path on which you can even push stroller (T1). The view on the path is very scenic and you walk on the sunny side of the valley. From Sent to Ramosch the gravel path first continues, but after the farm of Tschern (P. 1377) it actually goes down to the valley pretty steep (T3).

Scuol - San Jon
For people who like horse riding or horse trekking, the horse farm of San Jon is definitely a good place to go to in this area. As described in my report to Piz Lischana, there are many ways up to San Jon. In case you’re looking for a really easy way, you can follow the street which goes up there, but if you like more adventurous tours you can go cross-country too (you’ll probably even find a T5 there). P. 1369.6 on the Swiss 25K is actually a nice viewpoint from which you overlook the valley and Scuol; it’s situated on a little balcony like place.

Hike partners: 360


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