In four stages through three countries, this route leads through the Terra Retica from Samnaun to Mals and back again.
Distance 37.8 km
Highest point2,861 m
Lowest point1,430 m
The route begins in the middle of the impressive Samnaun mountains. The stage starts with 1000 metres of ascent at the Zeblasjoch and from here all along the border ridge over the Greitspitz, the highest point in the Silvretta Arena. Via Idalp and Paznauner Taja you reach the extensive Fimba Valley.
After a rest in the Heidelberger Hütte, the ascent to the Fimberpass follows and from there the long descent towards Hof Zuort. For the last time, there are 200 metres of altitude difference to overcome in Val Laver before the long descent to Sent, past the legendary Hotel Val Sinestra, begins.
In summer, the Val Sinestra mountain restaurant or the Bündnerstube in the large Kurhaus are open. There is a cosy mountain restaurant with a comfortable terrace or, in bad weather, a beautiful winter garden dating from 1903.
The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be imperatively observed before starting the tour. The descent into the Fimber Valley can be wet and slippery. The trail from the Fimber Pass into Val Zuort is also difficult in wet conditions and the bike may have to be carried.
144 Emergency call, first aid
1414 Mountain rescue REGA
112 International emergency call
Consideration for hikers
The Graubünden mountain bike routes run for the most part on single trails that are also signposted as hiking trails. Hikers always have the right of way.
By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station.
Continue by PostBus via Martina to PostBus stop Samnaun Dorf, Pra Grond
From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or over the Flüela pass into the Lower Engadine on H27, from Vinadi turn left towards Samnaun
From the east: via Landeck / Austria in direction Reschenpass on the B180, from Kajetansbrücke in direction Spiss - Samnaun on the L348
From the south: via Reschenpass to Kajetansbrücke, there direction Spiss - Samnaun on the L348
Free public parking Chasa Riva at the entrance of Samnaun village
Free public parking Votlas at the Hotel Bündnerhof (leading zone L)