Hike in Val Maisas, south of Samnaun, to the Rote Seeli. This small lake used to turn red in the summer months due to algae, but now the pond is often almost dried out in summer, so that the phenomenon can no longer be observed.
Distance 11.8 km
The entrance to Val Maisas is via a steep little road leading to the Hirten cabin. With a little patience and luck, you can observe a golden eagle in its eyrie on the opposite slope. The single trail begins after the Hirten cabin and following a good 500 metres there is a turn-off towards Schwarzwand. Passing through alpine roses it steadily continues toward Schwarzwand. After about two hours you reach the Rote Seeli. This is a small lake whose water used to turn red in the summer months due to algae. In recent years, the lake dried up temporarily in summer, so the phenomenon could no longer be observed. The return path leads you via Lange Seite and Rossboden back to Samnaun Dorf.
AuthorTourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: May 04, 2021
Safety informationThe tour has been evaluated under favorable weather conditions. Current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be taken into account before the tour starts. This hike requires elementary alpine experience, orientation skills, hiking boots are recommended.
144 Emergency call, first aid
1414 Mountain rescue REGA
112 International emergency call
Tips and hintswww.samnaun.ch
- From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or over the Flüela pass into the Lower Engadine on H27, from Vinadi turn left towards Samnaun
- From the east: via Landeck / Austria in direction Reschenpass on the B180, from Kajetansbrücke in direction Spiss - Samnaun on the L348
- From the south: via Reschenpass to Kajetansbrücke, there direction Spiss - Samnaun on the L348
ParkingFree parking in Samnaun village (Chasa Riva, Musella or Votlas)
32T 603688 5199958
Author’s map recommendations
EquipmentGood shoes, rain and sun protection, water bottle, bandages.
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- 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
- Blister kit
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- 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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