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Motta Naluns – Fuorcla Champatsch – Val Sinestra

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  • Der imposante Piz Tschütta
    Der imposante Piz Tschütta
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Scenic alpine bike tour over Fuorcla Champatsch to Val Sinestra.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
difficult
Distance 28 km
4:00 h
783 m
1,690 m
2,731 m
1,242 m
After a leisurely ride on the Motta Naluns gondola lift, you set off towards Chamonna Naluns at 2146 m above sea level. At the first crossroads before the reservoir, you then turn right uphill on a winding route to Fuorcla Champatsch. Once you have reached the top, a breathtaking view of the Engadine mountains opens up at 2723 m above sea level. Surrounded by the mountains Piz Champatsch, Piz Tasna and Piz Tschütta, the route now descends on a single trail through Val Laver to Alp Prà San Flurin - it doesn't get more alpine than this. From there, the single trail continues downhill to the Zuort farm and on towards Val Sinestra. 

Author’s recommendation

In Val Sinestra, rest and stop at the Val Sinestra country inn.
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Update: October 12, 2022
Difficulty
S4 difficult
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Highest point
2,731 m
Lowest point
1,242 m
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Track types

Asphalt 0.28%Forested/wild trail 61.57%Path 32.78%Road 5.36%
Asphalt
0.1 km
Forested/wild trail
17.2 km
Path
9.2 km
Road
1.5 km
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Safety information

It is recommended to enjoy the technical descent through Val Laver responsibly, as there are loose stones and gravel beds in the upper section.

Tips and hints

Start

Bergstation Motta Naluns (2,150 m)
Coordinates:
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2'816'186E 1'188'325N
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46.810952, 10.271699
DMS
46°48'39.4"N 10°16'18.1"E
UTM
32T 597021 5184941
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Destination

Val Sinestra

Turn-by-turn directions

From Scuol-Tarasp (1120 m) with the Motta Naluns cable car to the mountain station (2151 m).

Direction Chamanna Naluns to reservoir (2324 m)

Branching off in the direction of Fuorcla Champatsch

After crossing Fuorcla Champatsch descent to Val Laver

Continue to Alp Prà San Flurin and at the junction turn right towards Val Sinestra

Note


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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • By train (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) to Scuol-Tarasp
  • Gondola lift to Motta Naluns mountain station

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina Tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via the Flüela Pass, along the Lower Engadine to Scuol
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27 to Scuol
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) in the direction of St. Moritz on H27 to Scuol

Parking

  • Parking spaces right next to the valley station of the Motta Naluns cable car in Scuol

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'816'186E 1'188'325N
DD
46.810952, 10.271699
DMS
46°48'39.4"N 10°16'18.1"E
UTM
32T 597021 5184941
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Equipment

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

Questions and answers

Question from Marc Kirschenlohr  · July 11, 2021 · Community
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Answered by Géraldine Lienhard · July 12, 2021 · Engadin Samnaun Val Müstair

Rating

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Schloss Tarasp
July 05, 2021 · Community
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When did you do this route? July 03, 2021
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Status
closed
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Difficulty
S4 difficult
Distance
28 km
Duration
4:00 h
Ascent
783 m
Descent
1,690 m
Highest point
2,731 m
Lowest point
1,242 m
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