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Val Mora - A sense of the Canadian wilderness

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    Photo: Tinetta Strimer, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Val Mora – Das Gefühl der Kanadischen Wildnis.
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Tinetta Strimer, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Filip Zuan
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Highlight! First a little up to Jufplaun, then in a long wide valley down to Valchava. Impressive the mixture of the wide valley and rugged mountains - almost like in Canada. 
moderate
21.6 km
9:15 h
557 m
1,329 m
From the Buffalora restaurant past the Buffalora alp with a subsequent climb. On the Jufplaun plain, the gravel path leads flat to slightly ascending - below a customs hut a short stretch uphill before reaching the crossing to Val Mora. Afterwards steep, stony path down to Val Mora.

The Val Mora is a still untouched mountain valley, visited only by hikers and bikers. First through rocks, later on comfortable forest roads with views of the surrounding peaks and waterfalls. At Döss Radond (2234 m a.s.l.) is the watershed, on one side the water flows off over the Aua da Vau into the Val Müstair, on the other side into the Livigno reservoir. Now the descent begins. Passing the Alp Praveder (2090 m a.s.l.), which belongs to the monastery of Müstair, we descend to the Alp Clastras (1943 m a.s.l.), which also belongs to the monastery. Shortly below, the descent from Lai da Rims joins us from the right. There is the possibility to shorten the hike and take the post bus in Pra da Vau. At Tschuccai (1779 m a.s.l.) the path branches off. We keep to the left and hike down the Val Vau on the forest road until we arrive in Valchava after some time.

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Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair
Updated: December 23, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,337 m
Lowest point
1,412 m
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Safety information

The tour was evaluated in favorable weather conditions, current weather conditions and weather forecasts are mandatory to follow before starting the tour.

Emergency call:

144 emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips, hints and links

www.engadin.com

Start

PostBus stop Buffalora P10 (1,966 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'816'454E 1'170'222N
DD
46.648126, 10.266659
DMS
46°38'53.3"N 10°16'00.0"E
UTM
32T 596928 5166842
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Destination

PostBus stop Valchava, cumün

Turn-by-turn directions

From the PostBus stop Buffalora to the alp Buffalora

Ascent to the Jufplaun plain

Crossing into Val Mora

Steep descent to the valley

Follow the path to Döss Radond

Descent, past the Praveder Alp to the Clastras Alp

At Tschuccai keep left

On the forest road down the Val Vau to Valchava

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau, from the Upper or Lower Engadin) hourly to Zernez.
  • Continue by PostBus from Zernez or from Val Müstair and Mals hourly to PostBus stop Buffalora P10

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via the Flüela pass to Zernez on the H27. From Zernez on the H28 in the direction of Val Müstair to Buffalora (30 minutes from Vereina south portal).
  • From the east: via Reschenpass (Nauders) on the SS40 to Mals. From Mals on the SS41 to the Swiss border to Müstair. From Müstair on the H28 direction Zernez until Buffalora.
  • From the south: Via Bolzano and Merano on the SS40 to Malles. From Mals on the SS41 to the Swiss border to Müstair. From Müstair on the H28 to Buffalora.

Parking

Free parking at Buffalora

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'816'454E 1'170'222N
DD
46.648126, 10.266659
DMS
46°38'53.3"N 10°16'00.0"E
UTM
32T 596928 5166842
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Lower Engadine, National Park, Val Müstair,

ISBN: 978-3-259-00892-8

Equipment

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

Questions and answers

Question from Doris Fischer · June 30, 2020 · Community
Kann ich auf der Buffalora-Hochebene das Auto für 2 Tage parkieren?
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Allegra stimada duonna Fischer Grazcha fichun – herzlichen Dank für Ihre Nachfrage. Bei der Buffalora-Hochebene gibt es zwei Parkplätze. Uns wäre soweit kein Besitzer bekannt, daher sollte es eigentlich kein Problem sein. Ansonsten wäre sicher die andere Möglichkeit, sich mit dem Gasthaus Buffalora in Verbindung zu setzen und nachzufragen, ob man das Auto beim Gasthaus stehen gelassen kann. Die Kontaktdaten finden Sie unter dem folgenden Link: https://www.gasthaus-buffalora.ch/ Wir hoffen, dass Ihnen dies weiterhilft und wünschen Ihnen schon jetzt viel Vergnügen auf Ihrer Tour. Amiaivels salüds, Ihre Ferienregion Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
21.6 km
Duration
9:15h
Ascent
557 m
Descent
1,329 m
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