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Motta Naluns – Fuorcla Champatsch – Val Laver – Val Sinestra – Vnà

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  • Der imposante Piz Tschütta
    / Der imposante Piz Tschütta
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Wunderbare Aussicht auf den Piz Tschütta
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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With views of the mountain panorama from the Motta Naluns plateau, the path leads over Fuorcla Champatsch through the beautiful Val Sinestra, famous for its mineral springs, to Vnà.
moderate
Distance 18 km
7:15 h
694 m
1,199 m
You initially take a leisurely ride by the Motta Naluns cable car up to 2146 metres above sea level. The actual hike begins at the top station Motta Naluns. At first the path is quite steep and leads toward Chamonna Naluns. At the first crossing you follow the signpost toward "Fuorcla Champatsch". Once you have reached the Fuorcla, a wonderful view of the Engadine mountain world opens up. On the right you see the magical Piz Champatsch and on the left Piz Tasna, which is the highest mountain in the Sent region. Straight ahead Piz Tschütta towers, one of the very impressive 3000m peaks in the Lower Engadine. The hike continues down into Val Laver, to Alp prà San Flurin. In summer the alp is serviced. Continue along the natural road past beautiful meadows and grazing horses. You then reach a forest where the path continues straight on and soon leads downhill with many bends into Val Sinestra. Following the valley you pass Zuort and finally reach Vnà.

Author’s recommendation

Rest and stop for a break in Val Sinestra at the Zuort farm.
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Author
Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: July 08, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,723 m
Lowest point
1,634 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
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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

Tips and hints

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Start

Top station Scuol-Motta Naluns (2,141 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'816'171E 1'188'257N
DD
46.810347, 10.271482
DMS
46°48'37.2"N 10°16'17.3"E
UTM
32T 597006 5184873
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Destination

PostBus stop Vnà, Jalmèr

Turn-by-turn directions

  • From the Motta Naluns mountain station towards Jonvrai and Chamonna Naluns
  • Branching off towards Fuorcla Champatsch
  • After crossing Fuorcla Champatsch descent into Val Laver
  • Continue to Alp Prà San Flurin and the Zuort farm
  • Descent to Vnà

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) to Scuol-Tarasp.
  • Gondola lift to Motta Naluns mountain station

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina Tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via the Flüela Pass, along the Lower Engadine to Scuol.
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27 to Scuol
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) in the direction of St. Moritz on H27 to Scuol

Parking

  • Parking spaces right next to the valley station of the Motta Naluns cable car in Scuol.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'816'171E 1'188'257N
DD
46.810347, 10.271482
DMS
46°48'37.2"N 10°16'17.3"E
UTM
32T 597006 5184873
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Swisstopo Wanderkarte 50'000 «Tarasp» Ausgabejahr: 2019 ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-30249-2 oder je nach Gebiet
  • Swisstopo Wanderkarte 50'000 «Nationalpark» Ausgabejahr: 2019  ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-30459-5

Equipment

Sturdy shoes, possibly poles, enough to drink and eat, rain protection

Basic Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • 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
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Mountain Hikes

  • Climbing helmet as required
  • 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
18 km
Duration
7:15 h
Ascent
694 m
Descent
1,199 m
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