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Alp Bella

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Hike to one of the highest cow alps in Europe.
moderate
Distance 8.5 km
3:38 h
194 m
958 m
The first part of the hike leads along a dirt road through lush meadows down to Alp Trida. This part can also be done with the chairlift. Passing the ski house (only open in winter) the path climbs gently towards Alp Bella. Towards the south you can enjoy the view of the Piz Mundin and the Oetztal Alps. After about an hour's walk from the starting point you will reach Alp Bella. The alp is one of the highest cow alps in Europe, at 2'380 m above sea level. The milk is processed in the alpine dairy in Samnaun-Laret. The transport is carried out via a milk pipeline with a thickness of about 1.5 cm. From Alp Bella you can also see the round rock formation "near the church"; an impressive geological witness of the folding of the Alps. After refreshments, the hike continues via Oberalp to Unteralp, where the Alpstein, one of the largest erratic blocks in Switzerland, is located. A leisurely descent along the Mühlbach to Samnaun-Compatsch or Samnaun-Laret.
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Updated: May 04, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,489 m
Lowest point
1,725 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The tour has been evaluated under favorable weather conditions. Current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be taken into account before the tour starts. This hike requires elementary alpine experience, orientation skills. Trekking shoes are recommended.

emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips and hints

www.samnaun.ch

Start

Double-decker cable car top station, Alp Trida Sattel (2,488 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'822'810E 1'206'322N
DD
46.970540, 10.367232
DMS
46°58'13.9"N 10°22'02.0"E
UTM
32T 604001 5202797
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Destination

PostBus stop Samnaun-Compatsch, adventure pool

Turn-by-turn directions

  • From the top station down to Alp Trida (optional chairlift)
  • In front of the ski house further to Alp Bella
  • The goal is reached after about one hour
  • Descent via Obralp and Unteralp
  • Along the Mühlbach back to Samnaun-Compatsch or Samnaun-Laret

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) every hour to Scuol-Tarasp station
  • Continue with the PostBus (from Scuol-Tarasp, or Martina, cunfin) every hour to the PostBus stop Samnaun-Ravaisch, mountain railroads
  • In Samnaun during the day hourly access 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 via Scuol and Martina to Vinadi. At the junction Vinadi to Samnaun (about 1 hour from Vereina Südportal)
  • From the east: via the Inn valley road 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.
  • With the double-decker cable car from Samnaun-Ravaisch to the Alp Trida Sattel.

Parking

Parking at the cable cars in Samnaun-Ravaisch.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'822'810E 1'206'322N
DD
46.970540, 10.367232
DMS
46°58'13.9"N 10°22'02.0"E
UTM
32T 604001 5202797
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Good shoes, rain and sun protection, water bottle, bandages.

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.5 km
Duration
3:38 h
Ascent
194 m
Descent
958 m
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