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Scuol and Sent

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Spread-out Scuol (1,250 m) is the main resort in the Lower Engadine. It’s a health spa, and there are around 25 mineral springs in the vicinity. The main draw is the modern Bogn Engiadina complex at Stradun (open 8 am – 9.45 pm, admission CHF 25.-). Lower Scuol is well worth a wander; it has some incredibly quaint Engadine dwellings and cobbled squares.

Scuol offers tons of hiking and biking possibilities. And from here you can visit the Swiss National Park! The headquarters of the Swiss National Park is in Zernez (30 minutes by train from Scuol). The park comprises 169 sq meters of woodland and mountains where flora and fauna flourish in a stringently protected natural environment. It’s possible to bike around the National Park. At the tourist office you can book a four day National Park bike-tour (incl. 4 nights of accommodation, transport of luggage and bike map). This tour means nothing but pure nature. Hard climbs, tricky single-trails and daring downhills make this tour a biking delight. Another very pleasant excursion is the one to Guarda. Guarda (just 15 minutes by train from Scuol-Tarasp), is a village of national importance, one of the best preserved in the Engadine, and has expansive views! (From the train station to the village it’s about 30 minutes by steep footpath - or you can take a bus).

How to get to Scuol: Hourly trains from Chur to Scuol-Tarasp (takes 2 hrs).

Tourist office: at Stradun (beside the post office; 081 861 22 22)

Budget accommodation: Scuol Youth Hostel, Prà da faira (081 862 31 31)