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Fuorcla Chaschauna

Trail running · Engadin & St.Moritz
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  • Looking back into the Val Chamuera
    Looking back into the Val Chamuera
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This long trail leads you through pristine alpine scenery which is rather far away from civilisation. That's why we strongly recommend to bring adequate provisions as well as warm clothes and rain protection with you.
difficult
Distance 33.1 km
6:19 h
1,182 m
1,182 m
2,817 m
1,679 m
You start at the Tourist Information in La Punt. Past the village square of Chamues-ch, the trail leads you on the gravel road into the Val Chamuera. In the center of the valley at 2'16 m above sea level, you find an astonishing building with perfect architectural structures. This was the most important alpine farm hut of the Canton of Grisons built in the 19th century. Originally a dairy, it was inhabited in winter, too, until 1836. Here you make a sharp left turn. After the Alp Timun you take the steep ascent to the Fuorcla Chaschauna up at 2'802 m where a veritable lunar landscape and often strong winds await you. On the other side of the pass, the occasionally very steep descent into the Val Chaschauna begins where your trail joins the route of the National Park Bike Marathon. Past the Alp Chaschauna, you follow the gravel road that leads to S-chanf. At the Alp Vaüglia Suot you switch to the left side of the valley. Then take the hiking path through the forest above S-chanf that will bring you, with slight ups and downs, back to La Punt - while offering you beautiful views of Zuoz, Madulain and the golf course.

 

More information 
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via Maistra 1 
CH-7500 St. Moritz 
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01 
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
Internet: www.engadin.ch 

Author’s recommendation

Observe the rocks around the Fuorcla Chaschauna closely and you might spot an ibex or a chamois. Or look up at the sky where bearded vultures or golden eagles love to wheel.
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Update: May 01, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,817 m
Lowest point
1,679 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.85%Nature trail 60.10%Path 34.37%Road 4.66%
Asphalt
0.3 km
Nature trail
19.9 km
Path
11.4 km
Road
1.5 km
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Safety information

Until well into June, you should expect snow fields around the Fuorcla Chaschauna.

Start

La Punt Tourist Information (1,694 m)
Coordinates:
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2'790'999E 1'161'404N
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46.576612, 9.930665
DMS
46°34'35.8"N 9°55'50.4"E
UTM
32T 571311 5158537
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Destination

La Punt Tourist Information

Turn-by-turn directions

La Punt Tourist Information - Val Chamuera - Alp Serlas - Alp Timun - Fuorcla Chaschauna - Alp Chaschauna - Alp Vaüglia Suot - Plaun God Ars - Center Sur En Zuoz - Chamues-ch - La Punt Tourist Information

Note

Wildlife refuge God Averts: December 20 - April 30
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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Take the Engadin Bus to La Punt Müsella

Parking

parking spaces are available along the river in Chamues-ch

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'790'999E 1'161'404N
DD
46.576612, 9.930665
DMS
46°34'35.8"N 9°55'50.4"E
UTM
32T 571311 5158537
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
33.1 km
Duration
6:19 h
Ascent
1,182 m
Descent
1,182 m
Highest point
2,817 m
Lowest point
1,679 m
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