This conditionally demanding hike leads to the easternmost point of Switzerland. You will be rewarded with a breathtaking view of the surrounding valleys.
Distance 16.1 km
To get to the easternmost point of Switzerland, we start our journey in neighboring Taufers. A steep but easily manageable forest path leads up to the Rifairalm, which is located in the Stilfserjoch National Park. Across pastureland we reach the Rifairscharte and follow the ridge along to Piz Chavalatsch. Shortly before reaching the summit, we become aware of the military paths that bring to life the history of the 1st World War. Once on the summit of Piz Chavalatsch, you can enjoy the breathtaking 360 degree view of the surrounding valleys in the lee of the summit hut, which serves as a weather station. An excellent view of Val Mora, Val Müstair and Vinschgau are possible. For the descent on the Swiss side, follow the ridge down and reach Müstair via pastures and forest paths.
AuthorEngadin Samnaun Val Müstair
Update: July 13, 2021
Safety informationThe tour was evaluated in favorable weather conditions, the current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be strictly observed before the tour start. In early summer, it is mandatory to clarify the snow conditions.
144 emergency call, first aid
1414 Mountain rescue REGA
112 International emergency call
- From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via the Flüela pass to Zernez on the H27. From Zernez on the H28 in the direction of Val Müstair, across the national border to Taufers i. M.
- From the east: via Reschenpass (Nauders) on the SS40 to Mals. From Mals on the SS41 to Taufers (before the Swiss border). From the south: Via Bolzano and Merano on the SS40 to Malles.
- From Mals on the SS41 to Taufers i. M. (before the Swiss border).
ParkingParking possibility available.
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EquipmentGood shoes, rain and sun protection, water bottle, bandages.
Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes
- Climbing helmet as required
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.
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