Tarasp Fontana – Crap Putèr – Ardez

14.5 km
6:45 h
1144 mhd
1116 mhd
Auf dem Crap Putèr mit Ausblick über das Unterengadin.
Crap Putèr: Panoramablick Unterengadin

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Crap Putèr: Panoramablick Unterengadin
From the village of Tarasp the hike leads through the forest, beyond the tree line to Crap Putèr. The summit rewards you with one of the most beautiful views of the Lower Engadine.
Technique 3/6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  2364 m
Lowest Point  1291 m
Best Season

Start PostBus stop Tarasp, Fontana
Destination Ardez train station
Coordinates 46.777484, 10.260499


The Crap Putèr is one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the entire Engadine. The little more than seven-hour hike starts in Tarasp, leads through the Tarasper Forest, beyond the tree line to the viewpoint Crap Putèr.


  • Castle tour Tarasp – follow on the footsteps of the artist Not Vital, www.fundaziun.notvital.ch           
  • Ardez – the model village of Romansh architecture. Take the time to explore.


The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, it is imperative that the current weather conditions and weather forecasts are observed before starting the tour.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call


From Tarasp Fontana, the hike leads via Fontana Sura to the entrance of Val Zuort. The route continues in the direction of Resgia Plavna, which can be reached in half an hour through the dense forest from Godplan. At the dwarf playground "Ils set nanins" at the old sawmill, the tour leads over the stream "Aua da Plavna" with a subsequent ascent to Alp Laisch, which is open to visitors during summering times and offers guided tours of the alpine cheese dairy. The following steep ascent through the "Vals Arsas" forest is fortunately shady. At the junction, turn left towards "Motta Jüda" at the foot of "Crap Putèr". The hill is climbed clockwise from the edge of the forest. With the majestic Lower Engadine Dolomites (Piz Pisoc, Piz Zuort, Sesvenna Group) and the wide Val Plavna behind you, you get a view over the Lower Engadine villages from Lavin to Sent. Piz Linard, Piz Buin and the southern foothills of the Silvretta rise above. The descent follows the same path until the edge of the forest. Here you branch off to the left and after the saddle between "Crap Putèr" and "il Clauter" you reach the descent with several hairpin bends to the "Aua da Sampuoir" stream. From the bridge, the trail follows the course of the valley to the connecting road between Sur En and Ardez. This leads, crossing the Inn, to Ardez to the railway station.

Alternative: Simply take the same route back to Tarasp.

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