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Alp Clünas Circuit

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  • Alp Clünas Rundtour
    Alp Clünas Rundtour
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Panoramic round tour on the edge of the Silvretta, with crisp single trails and easy but long ascents.
difficult
Distance 31.8 km
6:15 h
1,878 m
1,881 m
2,511 m
1,229 m
The tour begins with a steady ascent from Scuol (1280 m) via Ftan (1630 m) to Prui (2060). From Prui, the route continues on the high trail to the Motta Naluns mountain station (caution: scooter two-way traffic between Scuol and Prui).

The next ascent to the start of the single trail at the reservoir (2370 m) is strenuous due to the nature of the trail. The crisp single track that follows has a few difficult sections (no fear of heights required), passes Alp Clünas to Muot da l'Hom and ends after a short descent at Alp Laret. Here you can take a break in the alpine restaurant with a view of the Lower Engadine Dolomites.

The trail then leads along the forest road to Ftan/Ftan Pitschen through overgrown rocks and fairytale-like woodland. The last section to Scuol is recommended, depending on your technical ability, on the ascent route or on the challenging single trails of the descent Ftan - Baraigla - Nairs.

Author’s recommendation

Alternatively, the loop can only be made from Ftan, or the first ascent can be made from Scuol with the cable car to Motta Naluns.
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: October 07, 2021
Difficulty
S1 difficult
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Landscape
Highest point
2,511 m
Lowest point
1,229 m
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Track types

Asphalt 10.46%Dirt road 33.09%Nature trail 24.54%Path 24.55%Road 7.26%Unknown 0.07%
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3.3 km
Dirt road
10.5 km
Nature trail
7.8 km
Path
7.8 km
Road
2.3 km
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0 km
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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

Scuol-Tarasp railway station (1,288 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'817'469E 1'186'509N
DD
46.794210, 10.287643
DMS
46°47'39.2"N 10°17'15.5"E
UTM
32T 598268 5183100
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Destination

Scuol-Tarasp railway station

Turn-by-turn directions

  • From Scuol-Tarasp (1120m) via Ftan (1630m) to Prui (2060m)
  • Higher trail to Motta Naluns and Chamanna Naluns
  • Ascent to the reservoir (2370m), Chamanna Schlivera
  • Single trail past Alp Clünas to Muot da l'Hom
  • Descent to Alp Laret, Sass Majur and Muglin to Ftan/Ftan Pitschen
  • Return the same as the outward route or via the Ftan-Baraigla-Nairs single trail.

Note

Wildlife refuge God da Rès: December 20 - April 20
all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station.
  • By PostBus (from Martina, Sent, Ftan or Tarasp) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station.
  • For the short loop (only from/to Ftan) from Scuol-Tarasp by PostBus (hourly) to 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
  • Scuol is located directly on the Engadine road H27 (20 minutes' drive from Vereina south portal).

Parking

  • Paid parking available at the railway station and at the mountain lifts in Scuol.
  • For the short loop (only from/to Ftan) there is paid parking at the valley station of the Ftan-Prui chairlift.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'817'469E 1'186'509N
DD
46.794210, 10.287643
DMS
46°47'39.2"N 10°17'15.5"E
UTM
32T 598268 5183100
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

  • SwissTopo 1:25‘000: 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

5.0
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Andreas Danner
September 01, 2019 · Community
Absolut fahrenswert. Einzig die Kiespassagen nerven etwas. Bin von Sent aus losgefahren.
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Sonntag, 1. September 2019, 09:18 Uhr
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Difficulty
S1 difficult
Distance
31.8 km
Duration
6:15 h
Ascent
1,878 m
Descent
1,881 m
Highest point
2,511 m
Lowest point
1,229 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Cableway ascent/descent Singletrail/Free ride Insider tip

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