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Round Tour to Alp Trida and Alp Bella

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  • Alpstein, Findling unterwegs zur Alp Trida
    / Alpstein, Findling unterwegs zur Alp Trida
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Bei der Alp Bella, Blick auf die Felsformation "Kirchentor"
    Photo: Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Munt da Chierns
    Photo: Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Unterwegs zwischen Samnaun und Alp Bella, Blick auf Piz Mundin
    Photo: Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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Tour to the cow alps of Samnaun, from Unteralp to Alp Trida and on to Alp Bella, one of the highest cow alps in Europe.
moderate
Distance 12.1 km
2:00 h
685 m
685 m
The tour begins with a steady ascent from the church St. Jakobus in Samnaun-Compatsch (1,715 m). After a short ascent through a larch forest the view opens up over the Samnaun valley. At Unteralp the Alpstein stands at the edge of the path. This is one of the largest erratic boulders in Switzerland. At Alp Trida the path to Alp Bella branches off to the right. Alp Bella (2,380 m) is one of the highest cow alps in Switzerland and is reached after a further 100 metres in altitude. In July and August the alpine dairymen run a snack station with food and beverages. The return route now leads either directly and steeply along the alpine path back to Unteralp, or slightly flatter along the same path as the ascent.

Author’s recommendation

The area surrounding Alp Trida has numerous attractive single trails and can also be reached by mountain railway from Samnaun-Ravaisch (for overnight guests this also includes the local bus).
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: June 14, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
2,389 m
Lowest point
1,706 m
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Safety information

The tour was evaluated in favourable weather conditions, the current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be imperatively observed before the tour start. This tour does not make any special demands on driving safety and technique.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

 

Show consideration when crossing and overtaking hikers. Most of the mountain bike routes in Graubünden run on single trails that are also signposted as hiking trails. Hikers always have the right of way.

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Tips and hints

www.samnaun.ch

Start

PostBus stop Samnaun-Compatsch, Post (1,711 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'825'481E 1'205'265N
DD
46.960137, 10.401788
DMS
46°57'36.5"N 10°24'06.4"E
UTM
32T 606650 5201688
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Destination

PostBus stop Samnaun-Compatsch, Post

Turn-by-turn directions

  • Start at Samnaun-Compatsch, village (1715m) past the church of St. James.
  • Short ascent through larch forest to Vaidum
  • Via Unteralp on to Alp Trida
  • On Alp Trida turn right to Alp Bella (2380m)
  • Return either the same as the outward route or directly to Unteralp (steep alpine path)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station.
  • Continue by PostBus (from Scuol-Tarasp, or Martina, cunfin) hourly to PostBus stop Samnaun-Compatsch, village.
  • In Samnaun during the day hourly service with the Samnaunbus

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains). Then take the H27 in the direction of Scuol and Martina to Vinadi. At the Vinadi junction continue to Samnaun (approx. 1 hour from Vereina south portal).
  • From the east: via the Inntalstrasse 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.

Please note: If you are travelling to Samnaun, you will need a valid travel document (passport, ID), as you will pass through customs in Martina or Spissermühle.

 

Parking

Free parking in Samnaun-Compatsch at the church and schoo

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'825'481E 1'205'265N
DD
46.960137, 10.401788
DMS
46°57'36.5"N 10°24'06.4"E
UTM
32T 606650 5201688
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo 1:25‘000 - Samnaun 1179 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01179-0 Supertrail Map 1:50‘000 - Unterengadin/Samnaun: ISBN 978-3-905916-45-4

Equipment

Helmet, gloves, good shoes, glasses, rain and sun protection, water bottle, repair kit, first aid kit

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Rating

3.0
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André Schneiter 
June 14, 2021 · Community
Tour an und für sich schön, aber verkehrte Streckenführung im unteren Teil. Der Aufstieg führt von Km 1.3 bis 1,8 über die steile Skipiste. Richtigerweise sollte bei Km 1.3 rechts abgebogen und die Tour entgegengesetzt hinaufgefahren werden.
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When did you do this route? June 13, 2021

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
12.1 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
685 m
Descent
685 m
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