Tarasp Fontana – Resgia Veglia – Chaldera (Return Route)

8 km
2:30 h
310 mhd
310 mhd
Tarasp Fontana – Resgia Veglia – Chaldera (retour)
Tarasp Fontana – Resgia Veglia – Chaldera (retour)

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Tarasp Fontana – Resgia Veglia – Chaldera (retour)
Route tour starting in Tarasp Fontana below the castle, through the hamlet into the forest following the little stream Aua da Plavna and back again.
Technique /6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  1710 m
Lowest Point  1402 m
Best Season
Tarasp, Fontana
Tarasp, Fontana
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The tour begins in the picturesque hamlet of Tarasp, Fontana. The hamlet lies directly below the castle and directly on the Lai da Tarasp, where you can marvel at a «moon», an art object by the castle's owner and artist Not Vital. From the bus stop, however, you walk away from Tarasp Castle in the direction of Butia, a small grocery shop. Continue past the Catholic church (Tarasp is the only Catholic village in the Lower Engadine) until you start the climb up to the right to Fontana, Sura. Keeping to the right, follow the path until you enter the forest and from here follow the path steadily in the direction of "Resgia Veglia" (old sawmill). At the sawmill you will see a small bridge over the little stream "Aua da Plavna", a beautiful place. Continue into the Val Plavna until you reach the destination «Chaldera» after about 3 km and take the path back to Tarasp, Fontana.


Can be combined with a visit to Tarasp Castle, which is open to guided tours. You can find more information here.


The trail is groomed after each snowfall. Please note the condition reports in the winter sports report.

The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, current snow and weather conditions must be noted before starting.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call


High and sturdy hiking boots or winter boots, warm clothing, sun cream, sunglasses, sunscreen, hiking poles.


After the hamlet of Fontana, slightly uphill through the forest in the direction of Val Plavna to Resgia Veglia. Then somewhat steeper to below Alp Laisch. Return via the same route.


Public Transport

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station.
  • By PostBus (from Martina, Sent, Ftan or Tarasp) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station
  • Continue by PostBus to the PostBus stop Tarasp, Fontana

Arrival information

  • From the north: via Landquart – Klosters by car transport through the Vereina Tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via the Flüela Pass into the Lower Engadine on H27
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27
  • From south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27
  • From the Engadin road (H27) between Ardez and Scuol, cross the Inn bridge to Tarasp


  • Free parking available in Tarasp

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