Val Mingèr: pure nature (return)

10.8 km
4:30 h
667 mhd
667 mhd
Val Minger – Sur il Foss – Val Plavna

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Easy, leisurely family hike through the original Val Mingèr, where the last free-living bear in Switzerland was shot in 1904, and where red deer can be observed in large numbers today.
Technique 3/6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  2316 m
Lowest Point  1650 m
Best Season

Start PostBus stop Scuol, Val Mingèr
Destination PostBus stop Tarasp, Fontana
Coordinates 46.730204, 10.30535


A leisurely, short hike through a valley with an eventful history. From the mining area (hence the name Val Mingèr – Valley of the Miners) to a nature reserve left to its own devices. In addition to the good observation opportunities for deer and chamois, the hike offers a beautiful view from Sur il Foss.


Note: Dogs are not allowed in the Swiss National Park, not even on a leash. For more information and all protections, see


A visit to the Museum Schmelzra with the bear exhibition is very worthwhile. The experience-oriented exhibition gives an insight into the past, the way of life, the biology and the return of the brown bears. It is particularly suitable for children.


The tour was evaluated in favorable weather conditions, the current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be observed before the start of the tour. This hike requires an elementary alpine experience, orientation skills, mountain boots are highly recommended.


Emergency call:
144 Emergency call, first aid
1414 Mountain rescue REGA
112 International emergency call


  • PostBus stop Scuol, Val Mingèr
  • Pradatsch car park (1654 m.M a.s.l.) in Val S-charl
  • path over the Clemgia and steps into a magnificent forest
  • small meadow with short-shaved lawn
  • through dry terrain overlooking Val Foraz
  • markante rock formation between Val Mingèr and Val Foraz, also called "Cheu da la stria
  • two stream crossings
  • path uphill with a view of the striking pyramid of Piz Plavna Dadaint
  • Deleting the closed forest
  • Secourt Val Mingèr (2168 m a.M m.)
  • Path to the west, towards Sur il Foss
  • part up to the top of the pass of Sur il Foss (2317 m above.M sea level)
  • on the same way back to the starting point Pradatsch


However, there are also some variants, e.B. a descent through die Val Plavna to Tarasp or a continuation via the Fuorcla Val dal Botsch to Il Fuorn.

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