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Natèas Bike: Motta Naluns – Prui – Natèas – Ftan – Scuol (447)

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A mountain railway ascent, an exciting downhill run with a 1000-metre difference in elevation and a picture-book panorama: this is what awaits bikers on the route from Motta Naluns, Scuol's local mountain, via Natéas and the picturesque village of Ftan back to Scuol.
difficult
Distance 14.3 km
1:15 h
440 m
1,300 m
The cable car takes bikers comfortably from Scuol to Motta Naluns at an elevation of 2156 metres. Enjoy the splendid view of Tarasp and the Engadine Dolomites from the south-facing panoramic terrace, before the first steep descent follows. It leads down to Salez on a trail built especially for bikers. Then a short counter-climb along a dirt road to Natéas follows. Here the next, varied descent already awaits you: on single trails down to Nischöl and via Clarai through the forest to the well-known HIF Swiss International School and Sports Academy, through the centre of the village in Ftan Grond and on to the Pitschen district. Bikers enjoy a wonderful view over Scuol to Piz San Jon and Piz Lischana as well as over the Tarasp Castle to the prominent Piz Pisoc, the highest point in the Swiss National Park. At the end of the downhill run we again reach the valley station of the mountain railways and the train station in Scuol.
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Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair (mma)
Update: February 16, 2021
Difficulty
S3 difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,152 m
Lowest point
1,283 m
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Safety information

The tour was evaluated in favourable weather conditions, current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be taken into account before the start of the tour. This tour requires a certain level of driving safety and technical skills.

 

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Start

Talstation Motta Naluns (2,150 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'816'233E 1'188'348N
DD
46.811147, 10.272332
DMS
46°48'40.1"N 10°16'20.4"E
UTM
32T 597069 5184963
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Destination

Talstation Motta Naluns

Turn-by-turn directions

Ascent (transfer) with cable car to Motta Naluns - single trail to Salez - connection to hiking trail Prui - Natèas - single trail to Muntatsch - Arsüra - Ftan - Scuol (Route 444)

Note

Wildlife refuge God da Rès: December 20 - April 20
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By Rhaetian Railway or PostBus to Scuol Tarasp station

Getting there

  • Take the car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains). Then another 20 minutes to Scuol.
  • Over the Flüela Pass from Davos to Susch (only in summer) and on to Scuol.
  • Via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz. Scuol is directly on the Engadine road.

Parking

At the valley station of the Motta Naluns cable cars

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'816'233E 1'188'348N
DD
46.811147, 10.272332
DMS
46°48'40.1"N 10°16'20.4"E
UTM
32T 597069 5184963
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo 1:25‘000- Silvretta 1198 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01198-1- Scuol 1199 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01199-8(http://www.swisstopo.admin.ch/internet/swisstopo/de/home/products/maps/national/25.html)

Supertrail Map 1:50‘000- Unterengadin/Samnaun: ISBN 978-3-905916-45-4(http://outdoormediashop.com/epages/171635.sf/de_CH/?ObjectPath=/Shops/171635/Products/STM-0016)

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • 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
S3 difficult
Distance
14.3 km
Duration
1:15 h
Ascent
440 m
Descent
1,300 m
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