National Park: Peaceful Hike through the Spöltal Valley

7.6 km
3:30 h
250 mhd
250 mhd
Das Ausgleichsbecken Ova Spin erinnert an einen Fiord.
Der Spöl schlängelt sich durch die Wälder des gleichnamigen Tales.

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Statt nach La Drossa kann die Wanderung auch weiter dem Spöl entlang bis zur Staumauer Punt dal Gall führen.
Leisurely hike for connoisseurs who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the classic national park trails and instead experience the power of the water and the tranquillity of the forest. A beautiful tour through the valley of the Spöl even in bad weather.
Technique 3/6
Fitness 2/6
Highest Point  1831 m
Lowest Point  1644 m
Best Season

Start PostBus stop Vallun Chafuol P3
Destination PostBus stop Punt la Drossa P4
Coordinates 46.662729, 10.170539


A rarely undertaken and therefore quiet hike through a secluded spruce-larch-pine forest with magnificent individual trees, mostly near the Spölbach. Along the route you can observe the varied birdlife. If you are lucky, you might discover a dipper on a dive. The field name "Charbunera" indicates that charcoal was produced here before the National Park was founded.

Note: 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


From Charbunera, the hike can be extended via Alp la Schera (see route "Alp la Schera").


Easy hike in the forest along the Spölbach stream. Also suitable for children from the age of 8.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call


The hike begins at car park 3 and the post bus stop Vallun Chafuol (P3) (1766 m a.s.l.) on the Ofenpass road. The trail descends to the bridge over the Ova Spin equalisation basin and climbs again on the other side to the Plan Praspöl clearing (1690 m a.s.l.). There the route branches off to the south. For a long time it goes up and down on a narrow path through a spruce-larch-pine forest, always accompanied by new views of the course of the Spöl river. After crossing the stream from Val da la Föglia, you reach the clearing of Plan da l'Acqua Suot, where, with a bit of luck, red deer can be seen grazing. At Punt Periv, the trail changes to the other side of the Spös and then climbs towards the north. Soon there is a fork (1720 m a.s.l.), here you could also choose the path to Punt dal Gall (dam of the Livigno reservoir) as a variant. From Punt dal Gall the Silvestri bus from Livigno returns to Zernez (Swiss tickets valid). Without a variant, the trail continues northwards, through the forest of La Schera, to the Charbunera, a small saddle between the Munt la Schera and the small Piz la Schera. In the past, wood piles were piled up here and charcoal was produced. At the following fork, the trail continues northeast and leaves the valley of the Spöls. Instead, the Ova dal Fuorn now accompanies the hikers with its roar. The destination of the hike, the customs house of Punt la Drossa with the post bus stop of the same name (1704 m above sea level), soon becomes visible.

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