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From Samnaun to Piz Motnair

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  • Piz Motnair, Aussicht auf Piz Rots, Zeblasjoch
    / Piz Motnair, Aussicht auf Piz Rots, Zeblasjoch
    Photo: Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Piz Motnair, Aussicht auf Samnaun-Laret, Alp Bella, Zanderstal
    Photo: Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Piz Motnair, Edelweiss auf dem Gipfel
    Photo: Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Piz Motnair, Hexenkreise am Gegenhang
    Photo: Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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Piz Motnair is a panoramic mountain high above Samnaun Dorf.
moderate
Distance 9.7 km
5:10 h
900 m
900 m
The hike begins leisurely uphill along the forest road through the Inn forest to Motta Saltuorn and on to Salantinas, where the view over Samnaun Dorf opens up. This is where the single trail begins along the grassy mountain flank, climbing steeply towards the summit. The panoramic view on the summit extends over the Samnaun valley, Zanders valley, Val Sampuoir and Val Maisas. Directly on the summit you can also observe edelweiss blooming. The descent follows the same route as the ascent.
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: May 04, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,729 m
Lowest point
1,829 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
NESW

Rest Stop

Fireplace Motta Saltuorn
Fireplace Motnaida

Safety information

The 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.

 

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips and hints

www.samnaun.ch

Start

PostBus stop Samnaun village, post (1,828 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'822'512E 1'203'443N
DD
46.944762, 10.361909
DMS
46°56'41.1"N 10°21'42.9"E
UTM
32T 603645 5199925
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Destination

PostBus stop Samnaun village, post

Turn-by-turn directions

  • Start at the PostBus stop Samnaun village, Post
  • Follow the forest road via Inner Wald to Motta Saltuorn
  • Further to Salantinas
  • Follow the path along the mountain flank to the summitway
  • Back same as way there

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) every hour to Scuol-Tarasp station
  • Hourly connections with the PostBus, line 921 to Samnaun village, post office

Getting there

  • From north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel Selfranga - From north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains). Then take the H27 in the direction via Scuol and Martina to Vinadi. At the junction Vinadi to Samnaun (about 1 hour from Vereina Südportal)
  • From the east: via the Inn valley road B180 via Landeck to Pfunds, junction Kajetansbrücke and via Spiss to Samnaun.
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders) on B180 to Pfunds, junction Kajetansbrücke and via Spiss to Samnaun.

Parking

Free parking in Samnaun village (Chasa Riva, Musella or Votlas)

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'822'512E 1'203'443N
DD
46.944762, 10.361909
DMS
46°56'41.1"N 10°21'42.9"E
UTM
32T 603645 5199925
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Samnaun 1179: ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01179-0 - Unterengadin Nationalpark – Val Müstair: ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-259-00892-8

Equipment

Good shoes, rain and sun protection, water bottle, bandages.

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • 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)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.7 km
Duration
5:10 h
Ascent
900 m
Descent
900 m
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