579 Sur Savuogn Trail
579 Sur Savuogn Trail

Snowshoe trekking

Sur Savuogn Trail

Sur Savuogn Trail

Ramosch–Ramosch

Route report
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Sur Savuogn Trail

Sur Savuogn Trail

On the sunny slopes high above the Inn valley the snowshoe route, which is fairly steep at the outset, leads through open country from Ramosch to Vna, and then back again through woodland.
The snowshoe tour starts in Ramosch, which is characterized by an old Roman road. It is one of the driest places in Switzerland and is the warmest village in the Engadine in the summer. Due to the mild climate and good soil conditions, Ramosch and the village above it, Vnà, were once considered to be the granary of the Engadine. The terraced slopes of Ramosch bear witness to earlier field irrigation.

Heading north from Ramosch, the route passes through "Bos-cha Grischa" – the "grey forest". After traversing some open terrain, you walk along the forest towards Vnà. The impressive mountain panorama along the way encompasses the Val d’Assa and Val d’Uina valleys as well as the Piz S-chalambert and Piz Pisoc peaks. Passing through woodland, our route brings you to the sunny village of Vnà where you can take in the magnificent view and enjoy a well-earned rest after the steep climb. The local museum and the «dicziunari rumantsch» – a walkable dictionary – make a tour of the village a memorable experience. Written on small plaques on the houses are phrases in four languages (Romansh, Italian, German, English) that provide interesting comparisons.

From here the snowshoe tour continues direct back to Ramosch. Clearly visible along the way is the ruined Tschanuff castle, which is steeped in legend. Besides the Tarasp castle, it was for a long time the most important fortification in the Lower Engadine. Both the castle and the Protestant church of St Florinus are Swiss heritage sites of national importance. The late-Gothic church can seat 450 people, making it the second largest church in the county after St Martin’s church in Chur.
On the sunny slopes high above the Inn valley the snowshoe route, which is fairly steep at the outset, leads through open country from Ramosch to Vna, and then back again through woodland.
The snowshoe tour starts in Ramosch, which is characterized by an old Roman road. It is one of the driest places in Switzerland and is the warmest village in the Engadine in the summer. Due to the mild climate and good soil conditions, Ramosch and the village above it, Vnà, were once considered to be the granary of the Engadine. The terraced slopes of Ramosch bear witness to earlier field irrigation.

Heading north from Ramosch, the route passes through "Bos-cha Grischa" – the "grey forest". After traversing some open terrain, you walk along the forest towards Vnà. The impressive mountain panorama along the way encompasses the Val d’Assa and Val d’Uina valleys as well as the Piz S-chalambert and Piz Pisoc peaks. Passing through woodland, our route brings you to the sunny village of Vnà where you can take in the magnificent view and enjoy a well-earned rest after the steep climb. The local museum and the «dicziunari rumantsch» – a walkable dictionary – make a tour of the village a memorable experience. Written on small plaques on the houses are phrases in four languages (Romansh, Italian, German, English) that provide interesting comparisons.

From here the snowshoe tour continues direct back to Ramosch. Clearly visible along the way is the ruined Tschanuff castle, which is steeped in legend. Besides the Tarasp castle, it was for a long time the most important fortification in the Lower Engadine. Both the castle and the Protestant church of St Florinus are Swiss heritage sites of national importance. The late-Gothic church can seat 450 people, making it the second largest church in the county after St Martin’s church in Chur.
8 km | 1 Stage
580 m | 580 m
4 h 25 min
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Ramosch, Plaz
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Season

Winter season
The winter season generally lasts from 15th of December to 15th of April.

Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired locally:
www.bergbahnen-scuol.ch

Contact

Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Stradun
7550 Scuol
Tel. +41 (0)81 861 88 00
info@engadin.com
www.engadin.com

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Signalization

Signalization
For snow shoe trekking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization