Circular tour from Samnaun-Compatsch over the Austrian border to Spiss and back.
Distance 15.5 km
The tour begins in the centre of Samnaun-Compatsch and leads steadily uphill through the mountain forest along the Zitatenweg into the Zanders valley. After the crossing of the Malfragbach and thus of the national border it goes over the Zanders meadows up to the Fliesseralpe. After a stop for refreshments, the path leads directly under the alp to the Zandersbach. Passing a beautiful playground with a fireplace, after an easy descent, you reach Spiss (1678 m above sea level), the highest municipality in Austria. At the church in Spiss you turn into the L348 Spisser Strasse, which leads down to the customs office in Spissermühle. About 1.5 km the tour follows the main road back to Samnaun-Compatsch.
The tour was evaluated in favourable weather conditions, the current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be observed before the tour starts. This tour does not make any great demands on driving safety or technical skills.
144 Emergency call, first aid
1414 Mountain rescue REGA
112 International emergency call
Be considerate 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.
PostBus stop Samnaun-Compatsch, Erlebnisbad (1,711 m)
32T 606642 5201688
PostBus stop Samnaun-Compatsch, Erlebnisbad
Start in the centre of Samnaun
Along the national border into the Zander Valley (via Val da Mot and Val Scüra)
Crossing of the Malfragbach (point 1725)
Along the Zanderswiesen meadows to the Fliesseralpe pasture
Crossing of the Zandersbach
Along the stream to Malfragbach
Towards Spiss via Muttakopf
Descent to Oberspiss and Spiss 1678m
Follow the main road for approx. 1.5km (until the sawmill)
Follow the forest road south of the Schergenbach to Laret
In the village back to Samnaun-Compatsch
all notes on protected areas
By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station.
Continue by PostBus to the PostBus stop Samnaun-Compatsch, adventure pool
From Samnaun village or from Martina hourly to Samnaun-Compatsch, adventure pool
Von Norden: über Landquart – Klosters per Autoverlad durch den Vereinatunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) oder über den Flüelapass ins Unterengadin auf H27, ab Vinadi links abbiegen Richtung Samnaun bis Samnaun-Compatsch
Von Osten: via Landeck / Österreich in Richtung Reschenpass auf der B180, ab Kajetansbrücke Richtung Spiss – Samnaun auf der L348
Von Süden: via Reschenpass nach Kajetansbrücke, dort Richtung Spiss – Samnaun auf der L348
Public parking at the adventure pool or at the church