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Val Sinestra – Fuorcla Maisas – Samnaun Dorf

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  • Blick über Samnaun Richtung Fuorcla Maisas und Muttler
    / Blick über Samnaun Richtung Fuorcla Maisas und Muttler
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Blick über Samnaun Richtung Fuorcla Maisas und Muttler
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Blick vom Val Chöglias zum Piz Chöglias
    Photo: Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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Fifth stage of the multi-day National Park Hiking Tour, variant from Val Sinestra via Fuorcla Maisas to the only duty-free area in Switzerland.
difficult
Distance 17.4 km
8:00 h
1,563 m
1,238 m
Transfer by PostBus from Sent to the Val Sinestra (1524 m above sea level). The hike begins at the Val Sinestra spa hotel. Until the Zuort farm, the stream La Brancla is crossed several times, crossing two suspension bridges. The flower and herb meadows begin at the Zuort farm. From Griosch, hike about 500 meters out of the valley before the path branches off towards Fuorcla Maisas. Via Alp Pradgiant you climb steadily upwards. The vegetation diminishes as you approach the highest point of this stage, the Fuorcla Maisas (2907 meters above sea level). On the pass between Muttler and Stammerspitz the view opens up into the Val Maisas. On the western flank of the Muttler, the highest mountain of Samnaun, the route is stony and steep down to the Rossboden. From here the vegetation takes over again and accompanies the hikers through the Val Maisas to Samnaun village.
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Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
Update: August 10, 2021
Difficulty
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Highest point
3,034 m
Lowest point
1,481 m
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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

The whole tour can be booked as a package including luggage transport. Discover the Swiss National Park and the National Park region in 6 day hikes with organized luggage transport, see www.samnaun.ch.

Start

PostBus stop Val Sinestra (1,504 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'820'991E 1'192'985N
DD
46.851265, 10.336875
DMS
46°51'04.6"N 10°20'12.7"E
UTM
32T 601917 5189503
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Destination

PostBus stop Samnaun village, post

Turn-by-turn directions

  • Start at the spa hotel Val Sinestra
  • Follow the stream La Brancla in the direction of the Zuort farm and cross it
  • Further to Griosch
  • Approx. 500 m towards the end of the valley
  • Turn off in the direction of Fuorcla Maisas
  • Via Alp Pradgiant to Fuorcla Maisas
  • After crossing the pass steeply down to Rossboden
  • Through the Val Maisas to Samnaun

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) every hour to Scuol-Tarasp station
  • With the PostBus course No. 925 from Scuol-Tarasp via Sent into the Val Sinestra.

Getting there

  • On 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 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 Engadine road H27 near Scuol (50 minutes drive from Vereina south portal)

Parking

 Free parking below Hotel Val Sinestra

 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'820'991E 1'192'985N
DD
46.851265, 10.336875
DMS
46°51'04.6"N 10°20'12.7"E
UTM
32T 601917 5189503
w3w 
///planting.joys.saints
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Swisstopo 1:25'000: - Samnaun 1179: ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01179-0 Wanderkarte 1:60'000 - 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
difficult
Distance
17.4 km
Duration
8:00 h
Ascent
1,563 m
Descent
1,238 m
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