Panoramic and high-altitude circular route from Ardez via the Murtera and Sura Alps to the Schellen-Ursli village of Guarda. The view of the striking Lower Engadine Dolomites as well as the rich flora of this high altitude region is simply amazing. Panoramic round tour on the edge of the Silvretta, with snappy single trails and easy but long ascents.
Distance 16 km
Ardez is a typical Engadine village. In the middle of the stately farmhouses with their painted and sgraffito-decorated façades, the route leads onto a road. Uphill, the bikers cross a varied alpine landscape until they reach the Maiensässsielung Munt, which lies on a sunny terrace on the southern slope with a view of the Lower Engadine Dolomites. From the timberline, the flora is particularly varied and colourful in summer – and compensates for the exertions of the ascent to the Murtera Dadoura at 2142 metres. At the alp, which was the filming location for the Schellen Ursli film, the trail soon descends. The path becomes a real picture book trail: along the flank of Piz Cotschen we enjoy the magnificent view of the striking peaks on the opposite side of the valley. We reach Alp Sura (2117) at the entrance to Val Tuoi and follow the single trails first through alpine pastureland. We then descend through a sparse larch forest to the village of Guarda (1654), home of Schllen-Ursli. The beautiful houses with their massive arched doors, oriels and ornaments are worth a stop. Guarda was awarded the Wakker Prize in 1975 for the maintenance and preservation of its townscape. The return to Ardez is then a leisurely ride on the road that is free of motorised traffic via the hamlet of Bos-cha.Attention: On high sections, snowfields are possible until the summer months.
AuthorScuol Samnaun Val Müstair (mma)
Update: February 16, 2021
Safety informationThe tour was evaluated in favourable weather conditions, current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be taken into account before the start of the tour. This tour requires a certain level of driving safety and technical skills.
144 Emergency call, first aid
1414 Mountain rescue REGA
112 International emergency call
- Take the car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains). Then another 10 minutes or so to Ardez.
- Over the Flüela Pass from Davos to Susch (only in summer) and on to Ardez.
- Via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz. Ardez is located directly on the Engadine road.
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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)
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- Cell phone
- 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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