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Way of St. James Graubünden. Stage 1, Müstair - Lü

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  • Jakobsweg Graubünden. Etappe 1, Müstair - Lü
    / Jakobsweg Graubünden. Etappe 1, Müstair - Lü
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Jakobsweg Graubünden. Etappe 1, Müstair - Lü
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Jakobsweg Graubünden. Etappe 1, Müstair - Lü
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Jakobsweg Graubünden. Etappe 1, Müstair - Lü
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Jakobsweg Graubünden. Etappe 1, Müstair - Lü
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
  • / Jakobsweg Graubünden. Etappe 1, Müstair - Lü
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair
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The way of St. James pilgrimage from Müstair to Lü forms the 1st stage of the Way of St. James in Grisons and the most easterly stage in Switzerland and thus a small section of the European pilgrimage network that leads to Santiago de Compostela. 
moderate
Distance 16.5 km
4:45 h
676 m
127 m
Sunny side through meadows and forest - starting point is the monastery of St. John, UNESCO World Heritage Site. First on the Via Imperiala to the junction of the Suravia. Short climb to the dirt road that leads to Sta. Maria. From the village center 15 minutes along the main road to Valchava. Continue through the larch forest to Fuldera and Tschierv. From Tschierv/Chasuras a road leads up to Lü.
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Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair
Update: December 23, 2020
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Highest point
1,930 m
Lowest point
1,246 m
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Start

Müstair, border/Cunfin or monastery church St. Johann (shell). Connection from the Way of St. James South Tyrol from Taufers i.M. (1,246 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'830'491E 1'168'668N
DD
46.629458, 10.449103
DMS
46°37'46.0"N 10°26'56.8"E
UTM
32T 610927 5165008
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Destination

Turn-by-turn directions

From South Tyrol from Müstair border/Cunfin - Müstair monastery St. Johann - Suravia to Sta. Maria - Valchava - Fuldera - Tschierv / Chasuras - Lü

Note

Wildlife refuge Rez - Val S-chüra: February 01 - April 30
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Hourly post bus connection from Zernez or Tschierv to Müstair, Clostra Son Jon or border/Cunfin

Getting there

  • From Müstair border/Cunfin direction Müstair, Clostra Son Jon
  • From Zernez or Tschierv to Müstair, Clostra Son Jon or border / Cunfin

Parking

Müstair, Parc Rom or monastery parking area

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'830'491E 1'168'668N
DD
46.629458, 10.449103
DMS
46°37'46.0"N 10°26'56.8"E
UTM
32T 610927 5165008
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Pilgrim Walks

  • 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
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • Religious objects and material as required

Things to Bring if Staying in a Hostel

  • Toiletries and medication
  • Quick-drying towel  
  • Ear plugs
  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Sleepwear
  • Pilgrim ID card
  • Coronavirus mask and hand sanitizer
  • 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
moderate
Distance
16.5 km
Duration
4:45 h
Ascent
676 m
Descent
127 m
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