Join me on my spring hike to Mot Tavrü. The view into the surrounding valleys is worth every step.
Mot Tavrü – a name I had heard and read so often since I have lived in the Engadin. So it's no wonder that it kept sliding up my «bucket list». When the snow became less and less and the national park released the route in mid-May, the time had finally come for me.
Even the journey through the Val S-charl makes my hiking heart beat faster. The nature is so unique and untouched, I can hardly concentrate on the road. Since the public bus to S-charl is not yet in use, I travel by car and leave it at the car park in front of S-charl. From here I start walking.
First I walk along the mountain stream for a while. Wonderful, this murmur and the chirping of the birds around me. After about 45 minutes I start the ascent to Alp Tavrü. Here I enjoy a first short break and let my eyes wander through the valley «Val Tavrü» which I have just crossed. As is often the case in the Engadine, I am deeply impressed by the scenery.
From here, a footpath leads up the mountain, with Mot Tavrü already in view. The path is much narrower than before, but it is easy to walk on. At the top I find myself on a plateau for the first time, before I walk the last meters to the Mot. Like on a wide ridge, I can look into the valleys on both sides from here, to my left directly into Val Foraz. If you have your binoculars with you, you have a good chance to see some animals here. Maybe even the bearded vulture.
After a good two hours I arrive at the top of Mot Tavrü. I stand there motionless for a few minutes and let my gaze glide over the mountain panorama - simply impressive! For my picnic I then seek shelter behind a little stone man. Up here it already feels very alpine. But the fresh air is very welcome on this warm May day.
On the descent I take a little more time to look at the beautiful flowers along the way. After about one and a half hours I am back in S-charl. A little tired, but very, very happy