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Motta Naluns – Alp Clünas – Alp Laret – Ftan – Scuol

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Hike with panoramic views of the Lower Engadine Dolomites.
moderate
Distance 15 km
4:45 h
358 m
1,218 m
2,508 m
1,290 m
The Scuol mountain railways take you up to 2142 metres above sea level in comfort. In summer and winter you can travel conveniently by cable car to the mountain and winter sports area of Scuol, Motta Naluns. You will feel as if the entire Lower Engadine were at your feet. You continue up to Chamanna da Naluns and Alp Clünas. There the panorama trail leads eastwards into the Ötztal Alps. A detour to Muot da L'Hom is an alternative. A rest on Alp Laret should be planned in any case. In Ftan you can either take the PostBus or the panorama trail back to Scuol.
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Update: August 11, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Landscape
Highest point
2,508 m
Lowest point
1,290 m
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Safety information

The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, it is imperative that the current weather conditions and weather forecasts are observed before starting the tour.

 

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

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Start

Motta Naluns mountain station (2,150 m)
Coordinates:
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2'816'199E 1'188'330N
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46.810995, 10.271878
DMS
46°48'39.6"N 10°16'18.8"E
UTM
32T 597035 5184946
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Destination

Scuol or Ftan Dorfplatz, PostBus stop Post

Turn-by-turn directions

The mountain railway takes you to the Motta Naluns mountain station. We hike up towards Chamana da Naluns on the right. Pass under the lift, then the path climbs quite a bit. At the next signpost, turn left uphill towards Alp Clünas. Then turn right towards Alp Clünas. At the reservoir, keep left and walk under the lifts. Again briefly uphill to the right, then we leave the ski area to the left through a gate. Past the small Schlivera hut (house no. 175), the trail winds beautifully along the edge of the slope to Alp Clünas at 2444m.

Shortly afterwards you can see the church tower of Ftan in the valley. The trail continues towards Alp Laret. Cross a mountain stream and pass avalanche barriers. At the signpost turn left to the viewpoint Muot da l'Hom across the marshy meadows to the summit cross. Return the same way until you see a small hut. Go straight on across the meadow towards the hut. Here we meet the hiking trail again, continue left to Alp Laret. The path now descends steeply in places (be careful if it is wet). Below a drinking trough, cross a small cutting, then the path is visible again and also Alp Laret. Go through the turnstile to the alp. On a wide forest path downhill to the right, then left towards Ftan on a natural path out of the side valley.

At a clearing we come across a signpost towards Ftan. Keep to the right at the next junction. Attention, now we are also on the Trottinet track. But after a few metres the path turns right. Follow the signposts, pass under the chairlift and continue towards Ftan. Pass the ticket office of the chairlift, then take the stairs and the road downhill to the village. The path continues to the left in the direction of Scuol. It takes a little more than an hour. Always keep straight on the National Park Panorama Trail. At the fountain, keep right and follow the Panorama Trail. Tarasp Castle is enthroned on the hillside opposite. Caution: At the signpost, do not continue straight on along the wide forest path, but turn slightly right and follow a path downhill directly under the cable car to the valley station of the mountain railway.

 

Note

Wildlife refuge Muot da l'Hom: December 20 - April 20
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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Prättigau or Upper Engadine) or by PostBus (from Martina, Sent or Tarasp) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station.

Direct hourly PostBus connection from Scuol-Tarasp bsi to the PostBus stop at Ftan, cumün.

By chairlift to the Prui mountain station

Getting there

From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina Tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via 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

 

Ftan can be reached from the Engadine road H27 from Ardez or from the western end of the village of Scuol in 10 minutes by car (25 minutes drive from Veraina south portal).

Parking

Parking facilities at the Prui valley station in Ftan or at the valley station of the mountain railways in Scuol (Postauot connections to Ftan).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'816'199E 1'188'330N
DD
46.810995, 10.271878
DMS
46°48'39.6"N 10°16'18.8"E
UTM
32T 597035 5184946
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Good shoes, rain and sun protection, water bottle, first aid kit.

Questions and answers

Question from Oliver Johnson · July 08, 2020 · Community
Sollte der Startpunkt nicht Motta Naluns anstelle Bergstation Prui sein? Im Beschrieb ist es richtig, beim Start nicht...
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Allegra stimà sar Johnson Grazcha fichun – herzlichen Dank für Ihre Nachricht und die Nachfrage. Soweit wir dies sehen, ist der Start bereits bei der Bergstation von Motta Naluns eingezeichnet. Die Bergstation bei Prui wäre weiter links auf der Karte. Sollte es bei Ihnen falsch angezeigt werden, dürfen Sie uns gerne einen Ausschnitt davon an content@engadin.com zusenden. Gerne schauen wir dann, woher dies kommen könnte. Wir wünschen Ihnen eine gute Tour und eine schöne Zeit in unserer Region. Amiaivels salüds, Ihre Ferienregion Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15 km
Duration
4:45 h
Ascent
358 m
Descent
1,218 m
Highest point
2,508 m
Lowest point
1,290 m
Public-transport-friendly Scenic Cableway ascent/descent

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