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Val Sinestra – Fimberpass – Heidelberger Hütte

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  • Heidelberger Hütte DAV
    / Heidelberger Hütte DAV
    Photo: Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Im Val Chöglias
    Photo: Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Im Val Chöglias
    Photo: Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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From Sinestra over the suspension bridges to Zuort and the Fimber Pass (Cuolmen d'Fenga) to the Heidelberger Hut. 5th stage of the Via Natürala. 
difficult
Distance 14.5 km
6:30 h
1,149 m
400 m
Transfer by PostBus from Sent to Val Sinestra (1524 m above sea level). The hike begins at the Val Sinestra spa hotel. Up to the Zuort farm, the stream La Brancla will be crossed several times, crossing two suspension bridges. At the Zuort farm the flower and herb meadows begin. The trail climbs steadily through the Val Chöglias up to the highest point of this stage, the Cuolmen d'Fenga (Fimberpass), which leads into the extensive Val Fenga. With a bit of luck you will spot ibexes. After the short descent, you reach the Heidelberger Hut. The hut of the German Alpine Club (DAV) is run by an Austrian hut warden and is located on Swiss soil.
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Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
Update: December 23, 2020
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Highest point
2,611 m
Lowest point
1,481 m
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Safety information

The tour was evaluated in favorable weather conditions, the current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be strictly observed before starting the tour. This hike requires elementary alpine experience, orientation skills, hiking boots are recommended.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency, First Aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Start

PostBus stop Val Sinestra (1,518 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'820'937E 1'192'991N
DD
46.851338, 10.336169
DMS
46°51'04.8"N 10°20'10.2"E
UTM
32T 601863 5189510
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Destination

Heidelberger DAV hut

Turn-by-turn directions

Start at the Val Sinestra spa house

Follow the valley and the stream to the Zuort farm

From the Zuort farm climb through Val Chöglias towards the Fimber Pass

After crossing the pass descend into Val Fenga

Follow the path to the Heidelberger hut

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Prättigau or Upper Engadin) or with the PostBus (from Martina, Ftan or Tarasp) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp.
  • With the PostBus course no. 925 from Scuol-Tarasp via Sent to Val Sinestra.

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via the Flüela Pass into the Lower Engadin on H27.
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27

Val Sinestra near Sent can be reached in 20 minutes by car from the Engadin road H27 near Scuol (50 minutes driving time from Vereina south portal)

Parking

  • Free parking below the Hotel Val Sinestra

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'820'937E 1'192'991N
DD
46.851338, 10.336169
DMS
46°51'04.8"N 10°20'10.2"E
UTM
32T 601863 5189510
w3w 
///overtones.staked.butchers
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Swisstopo 1:25'000 - Samnaun 1179: ISBN number: 978-3-302-01179-0 Hiking map 1:60'000 - Lower Engadin National Park - Val Müstair: ISBN number: 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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Rating

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Paul Niemann
September 15, 2018 · Community
Die Abenteuertour hielt was sie versprach. Die Ausblicke waren sehr schön, vor allem am Fimberpass. Sie war leichter zu wandern als ich zunächst dachte.
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When did you do this route? September 13, 2018
Ausblick vom Fimberpass
Photo: Paul Niemann, Community
Weg auf den Fimberpass
Photo: Paul Niemann, Community
Ausblick auf die Heidelberger Hütte nach dem Fimberpass
Photo: Paul Niemann, Community

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Ausblick vom Fimberpass
Weg auf den Fimberpass
Ausblick auf die Heidelberger Hütte nach dem Fimberpass

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difficult
Distance
14.5 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
1,149 m
Descent
400 m
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