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Fuorcla Curschiglias over the Schäfersteig

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  • Fuorcla Curschiglias über den Schäfersteig
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    Photo: Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Fuorcla Curschiglias über den Schäfersteig
    Photo: Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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Panoramic hike high above the Samnaun valley.
moderate
Distance 8.9 km
3:20 h
504 m
639 m
From the guest information desk the hike starts along the village road. After the Hotel Post turn left, at Hotel Bündnerhof turn left again over the bridge over the Maisasbach. Immediately afterwards the leisurely ascent through the forest begins to the Motta Saltuorn hut and on to the vantage point above the Val Motnaida, where the view opens up over Samnaun village and the Piz Ot. Past the avalanche barriers, the view opens up over the whole Samnaun valley. On the other side of the valley you can see the Silvretta Arena with the imposing peaks of Flimspitz and Bürkelkopf for once from a distance. After the somewhat exposed passage through the Val da Chierns - this path is also called the "Schäfersteig" (shepherd's path) by the locals - we walk comfortably via Motta Foppazins to the Piz Mezdi, where the view of the Val Sampuoir opens up. Over the border ridge of the two communities of Samnaun and Valsot, the path descends to Fuorcla Curschiglias. From here there is the possibility to descend towards Samnaun-Compatsch either along the forest road or in direct descent via Magnüda.
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Update: May 04, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
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Landscape
Highest point
2,253 m
Lowest point
1,687 m
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Rest Stop

Fireplace Motta Saltuorn
Fireplace Motnaida
Clis Grond

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. Trekking shoes 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 Dorf, Riva (1,822 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'822'550E 1'203'499N
DD
46.945257, 10.362433
DMS
46°56'42.9"N 10°21'44.8"E
UTM
32T 603684 5199981
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Destination

PostBus stop Samnaun-Compatsch, village

Turn-by-turn directions

  • Cross the street before the guest information desk
  • Turn left after the Hotel Post
  • Turn left at Hotel Bündnerhof
  • Over the bridge
  • Follow the hiking trail via Motta Saltuorn to the viewpoint
  • Past the avalanche barriers
  • Exposed passage through the Val da Chierns
  • Via Motta Foppazins to Piz Mezdi
  • Over the border ridge down to Fuorcla Curschiglias
  • Descent to Samnaun-Compatsch

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

Continue with the PostBus (from Scuol-Tarasp, or Martina, cunfin) every hour to the PostBus stop Samnaun-Dorf, Riva

In Samnaun during the day hourly access with the Samnaunbus

Getting there

  • On the 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
2'822'550E 1'203'499N
DD
46.945257, 10.362433
DMS
46°56'42.9"N 10°21'44.8"E
UTM
32T 603684 5199981
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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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Rating

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Dirk Engelke 
July 14, 2020 · Community
Wunderschöne Tour hoch über Samnaun am Hang entlang durch schöne Blumenwiesen.
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When did you do this route? July 14, 2020
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.9 km
Duration
3:20 h
Ascent
504 m
Descent
639 m
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