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Alp Clünas Circuit

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    Photo: Niculin Meyer, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / Bei Ftan im Unterengadin.
    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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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
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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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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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 
///porch.flotation.lives
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

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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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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Difficulty
S1 difficult
Distance
31.8 km
Duration
6:15 h
Ascent
1,878 m
Descent
1,881 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Cableway ascent/descent Singletrail/Free ride Insider tip

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