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442.01: Regional Bike Route Engiadina Bassa 1st Stage Susch – Ftan

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  • Susch im Sommer
    / Susch im Sommer
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Tarasp – Innschlucht – Ardez
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Ardez
    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Der Weg kurz vor Ftan
    Photo: Dominik Täuber, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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The first stage of the Engiadina Bassa 442 regional biking route involves a lot of altitude. After a leisurely start, the tour becomes increasingly demanding in terms of fitness.
difficult
Distance 19.3 km
2:30 h
624 m
431 m
The regional biking route 442 begins in the historic pass village of Susch and follows the Inn on a flat slope past Lavin to Giarsun below Guarda. From here the trail climbs slightly to Sur En d'Ardez. Here you have an impressive panoramic view of Guarda to the northwest, Bos-cha, Munt and Ardez at the foot of the Steinsberg castle ruins to the north and Tarasp with its striking castle to the east.

 

After crossing the Inn, a long steady climb follows to Ftan.

Author’s recommendation

Sur En d'Ardez provided the backdrop for the film «Schellen-Ursli» in winter 2014/15 (cinema release October 2015). A stop at the fountain and a walk through the hamlet is recommended, as is the magnificent view across the Inn to Guarda and Ardez.
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: September 07, 2021
Difficulty
S1 difficult
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Highest point
1,634 m
Lowest point
1,291 m
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Safety information

The tour was evaluated in favourable weather conditions, current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be taken into account before starting the tour. This tour requires a high level of riding safety, balance and technical riding skills.

 

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

 

Consideration for 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.

Tips and hints

Start

Susch railway station (1,434 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'801'747E 1'181'240N
DD
46.751792, 10.079503
DMS
46°45'06.5"N 10°04'46.2"E
UTM
32T 582448 5178148
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Destination

PostBus stop Ftan, cumün

Turn-by-turn directions

  • Susch railway station (1435 m)
  • Crossing Susch
  • Surpunt
  • up the slope on forest tracks
  • via Padnal to the pylons of the high-voltage line
  • Descent to Lavin
  • on the right side of the Inn
  • Plain of Planturen
  • Giarsun
  • Sur En d'Ardez
  • Descent to the Inn bridge (1298 m)
  • Counter ascent via Ardez
  • Ftan (1630 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • Accessible by train and bus
  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau, from the Upper Engadine or from Scuol) hourly to Susch 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
  • Susch is located directly on the Flüela Pass and on the Engadine road H27 (5 minutes' drive from Vereina south portal).

Parking

  • Paid parking at the railway station in Susch

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'801'747E 1'181'240N
DD
46.751792, 10.079503
DMS
46°45'06.5"N 10°04'46.2"E
UTM
32T 582448 5178148
w3w 
///spinning.beaters.limitless
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • SwissTopo 1:25‘000 - Silvretta 1198: ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01198-1
  • Scuol 1199: ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01199-8
  • Supertrail Map 1:50‘000 - Unterengadin/Samnaun: ISBN 978-3-905916-45-4

Equipment

Helmet, gloves, good shoes, glasses, rain and sun protection, water bottle, repair kit, first aid kit.

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Rating

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Andy Schmid
August 30, 2019 · Community
Die Tour bietet schöne ausblicke auf das Unterengadin. Mehrheitlich fährt man auf Forststrassen die technisch einfach zu befahren sind. Es gibt zwei längere Aufstiege die grösstenteils eine angenehme Neigung haben. Es gibt nur ein paar kurze Teilstücke die etwas steiler sind. Ich persöhnlich finde die Klassifizierung falsch eingestuft. Ich bewerte die Tour folgendermassen: - Technik: einfach - Kondition: mittel Ich gebe nur 4 Sterne da ich es gerne etwas schwieriger habe, für weniger geübte Biker ist dies eine hervoragende Tour.
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When did you do this route? August 29, 2019

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Difficulty
S1 difficult
Distance
19.3 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
624 m
Descent
431 m
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