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442.02 Regional Bike Route Engiadina Bassa: Ftan – Ramosch

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  • Bei Ftan im Unterengadin.
    / Bei Ftan im Unterengadin.
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Die Gurlainabrücke über dem Inn bei Scuol.
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur., Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Dorfplatz "Plaz" in Sent
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Blick ins Val Sinestra über Zuort
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Kurhaus Val Sinestra im Seitental Val Sinestra, Unterengadin
    Photo: Marco Hartmann, Graubünden Ferien
  • / Hof Zuort im Sommer
    Photo: Hof Zuort, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Vnà im Sommer
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Ramosch
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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The second stage of Bikeroute 442 is demanding in terms of fitness, with views of Tarasp Castle and the Lower Engadine Dolomites, past species-rich hedges and the Val Sinestra spa hotel to Ramosch.
difficult
Distance 37.7 km
6:30 h
1,382 m
1,784 m
The second stage of the regional Bikeroute 442 is peppered with impressive views and vistas. At the beginning, the proud Tarasp Castle at the foot of the striking Lower Engadine Dolomites dominates the panorama. Later on, the individual villages of the Lower Engadine appear on the horizon and in the distance, all of which are visited on the tour, namely Scuol, Sent, Vnà and Ramosch.

The long, high-altitude ride into Val Sinestra is technically easy and allows views of the picturesque and spooky Val Sinestra spa house and the earth pyramids near Zuort. The Prümaran da Muranza at the highest point of the tour lies idyllically above Zuort in Val Laver and presents a view of the last kilometres of the tour.

In Zuort, at the confluence of the Aua da Laver and Brancla rivers, it is worth stopping for refreshments in the restaurant, which is open all year round, before heading down the left side of the valley to Vnà and on the descent to the day's destination Ramosch, at the foot of the Tschanüff castle ruins.

Author’s recommendation

During the summering season (July & August), it is worth going a little further into Val Laver (between Sinestra and Zuort) to Alp Prà San Flurin and stopping there. 
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Update: September 08, 2021
Difficulty
S0 difficult
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Highest point
1,974 m
Lowest point
1,236 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

engadin.com/mountainbike

engadin.com/hotel-mountain-house-val-sinestra

Start

PostBus stop Ftan, cumün (1,636 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'814'386E 1'186'254N
DD
46.792916, 10.247169
DMS
46°47'34.5"N 10°14'49.8"E
UTM
32T 595182 5182907
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Destination

PostBus stop Ramosch, Fermada

Turn-by-turn directions

  • PostBus stop "Ftan, cumün
  • Ftan Pitschen
  • Garni Munt Fallun
  • Mot Morel
  • Direction Scuol
  • Above Spitals
  • left towards Pazos
  • Tuffarolas
  • Restaurant Vastur
  • Sent
  • Chern
  • Direction Val Sinestra
  • PostBus stop Chavriz Pitschen
  • Val Laver
  • Prümaran da Muranza
  • Zuort
  • Vnà
  • Ramosch

Note


all notes on protected areas

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 Ftan, cumün.

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

  • Paid parking in Ftan at the valley station of the chairlift Ftan-Prui

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'814'386E 1'186'254N
DD
46.792916, 10.247169
DMS
46°47'34.5"N 10°14'49.8"E
UTM
32T 595182 5182907
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • Bike Explorer «Unterengadin», ISBN: 978-3-907738-31-3

Equipment

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

Basic Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Cycling helmet
  • Cycling gloves
  • Sturdy, comfortable and preferably waterproof footwear
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket)
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass

Technical Equipment for Mountain Biking

  • Air pump or CO2 pump including cartridges
  • Puncture repair kit
  • Replacement inner tube
  • Tire levers
  • Chain tool
  • Hex keys
  • Phone / device holder as required  
  • Bike lock as required
  • Where applicable, the bike must meet requirements for road use by having a bell, front and rear lamps and spoke reflectors
  • 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
S0 difficult
Distance
37.7 km
Duration
6:30 h
Ascent
1,382 m
Descent
1,784 m
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