Sometimes you have to limit yourself. Because who has time to do, to see, to experience everything? The good thing about S-chanf is that it is clearly arranged and the highlights we have chosen can be easily combined. Have fun!
Why go far away to go on safari? In the Swiss National Park you can experience the local flora and fauna in its most pristine form. S-chanf is situated at the entrance to the Val Trupchun, which is known as the deer arena. Especially in autumn during the mating season, it is a hive of activity here, when hundreds of stags fight for the favor of the hinds. The start as well as the duration of the rut depends on various factors - the temperature plays an especially important role. If it is still too warm, the animals do not get into the mood. However, it usually lasts from the end of September to the beginning of October. If you like, you can take part in a guided tour and learn exciting facts about the world of the national park from the professionals or you can go on your own. Important- don't forget binoculars.
The National Park Express takes you comfortably to the National Park and is a highlight and motivator especially for children, in case you have little hiking muffins at home. The trip on the “train” shortens the hiking distance in a pleasant way. You can board the train, which actually rides on the road, in Zuoz or S-chanf as well as at a few stops between S-chanf and the final station Parkhütte Varusch. From here it's just a short walk into the wilderness of the National Park.
Val Trupchun, the National Park Express, and the ParcAlpin Rope Park can be perfectly combined. 3 out of 7 items on our bucket list in one day - that's optimal use of time! The rope park is located on the way to the National Park at Prasüras and offers five courses of different difficulty levels. A special highlight is that the courses are based on the wildlife in the Swiss National Park. This means that young and old alike can learn something new here in a playful way. The grilling/picnic area on the grounds invites you to hang around and relax.
Not far from S-chanf lies the Fraktion Chapella with the farm "Stalla Chapella." Besides horseback riding they offer a 3D bow course with 28 targets. For those who want to give it a try first, there is the fun course with 7 stations. It is the only offer of this kind in the Engadin and can be experienced on foot. You can shoot at plastic animals with bow and arrow from different distances. How accurate are you?
If you are already in Chapella, plan an additional excursion by bike or on foot to Val Susauna, a little-known beautiful side valley in the Engadin. A small picture book hamlet that you reach via a wide forest road along the river Valember. A visit to the small church is worthwhile.
Val Susauna is also a starting point for those who want to hike further - for example over the Scalettapass, which leads to Davos. Also worthwhile is the hike up to the Alp Funtana.
In case of bad weather or if you just want to climb the walls or give in to your play instinct, there is the Serlas Parc in S-chanf. Here you will find a
450 m2 climbing area and bouldering routes on about 120 m2. As an extra cool bonus - a world first awaits you with "Flexclimb," which allows using movable climbing holds and interactive control via "touchscreen" to put together individual routes.
Once you've had your fill of climbing, you can compete with family and friends in bowling. This is not a classic game of bowling, but micro bowling – however, the rules remain the same.
If you get hungry in the meantime, you can take a seat in the restaurant, which serves delicious pizzas among other treats. With so much sporting action waiting here, you can't go wrong.
The pass of the same name connects S-chanf with Livigno. The landscape in this valley and on the pass is breathtakingly beautiful - and most of the time you meet few people here. So if you are looking for seclusion, you will find it here. As well as a sporting challenge. A demanding bike tour takes you from Pontresina through the Val da Fain to Livigno and over the Chaschauna pass back into the Engadin to S-chanf. The ascent from the Italian side near Livigno to the top of the pass at 2694 meters is quite a challenge. Non-super hero bikers, who are on the road without e-bikes, often have to push their bikes here. The exertion is worth it, however - the flowing descent into a picturesque landscape is worth every drop of sweat.
The pass is also part of a stage of the National Park Bike Marathon, which takes place every year at the end of August.