National Parc: Val Mingèr - Val Plavna - Tarasp

17.4 km
6:30 h
729 mhd
972 mhd

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Through the original Val Mingèr and the Val Plavna to Tarasp. 2nd stage of the Via Natürala.
Technique /6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  2333 m
Lowest Point  1404 m
Best Season

Start PostBus stop Scuol, Val Mingèr
Destination PostBus stop Tarasp, Fontana
Coordinates 46.730619, 10.305543


The PostBus takes you from S-charl to Val Mingèr in a few minutes. At the valley entrance of Val Mingèr, the path leads over the dam wall directly into the national park. On the left, caves appear as if carved in stone, the head of a witch can be made out. Idyllically, along the course of the stream, the path goes uphill to the resting place Punt Mingèr. The meadow of this resting place is home to many marmots, while on the opposite slope many deer often graze, especially later in the summer. The path goes west to the Sur il Foss crossing. From here the path leads steadily downhill to Alp Plavna and further out the long Val Plavna towards Tarasp. The plain near Pradatsch, also called "la Sahara", has its very own charm. The stream is often not visible here under the scree - you can only hear it rushing below you. As soon as the forest becomes denser, the Alp Laisch appears. From here on, the trail descends steadily, past Resgia Plavna via God Plan to the hike's destination in Tarasp Fontana (PostBus connection to Scuol every hour).



Dogs are not allowed in the Swiss National Park, not even on a leash. Further information on this and all protection regulations can be found at


The tour was evaluated in favorable weather conditions, the current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be strictly observed before starting the tour. This hike requires elementary alpine experience, orientation skills, hiking boots are recommended.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency, First Aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call


Start at the PostBus stop Scuol, Val Mingèr. Cross the weir into Val Mingèr; follow the path to Alp Mingèr and the Mingèr rest area. Pass Sur il Foss (2'317 m a.s.l.) into Val Plavna. At point 2337 descend towards Alp Plavna, follow the path out of the valley to point 1833, here stay on the path to Alp Laisch. From here on, the trail descends steadily, past Resgia Plavna via God Plan to the destination of the hike in Tarasp, Fontana.

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