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Murtera Bike: Ardez – Alp Sura – Guarda – Ardez (446)

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    Photo: Andrea Badrutt
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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.
moderate
Distance 16 km
3:00 h
780 m
780 m
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.
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Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair (mma)
Updated: February 16, 2021
Difficulty
S2 moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,181 m
Lowest point
1,432 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 the start of the tour. This tour requires a certain level of driving safety and technical skills.

 

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Start

Ardez Bahnhof (1,431 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'810'938E 1'183'974N
DD
46.773518, 10.200978
DMS
46°46'24.7"N 10°12'03.5"E
UTM
32T 591689 5180696
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Destination

Ardez Bahnhof

Turn-by-turn directions

Ardez – Munt – Murtera Dadoura – Alp Sura – Singletrail bis Plan dal Növ – Guarda – Bos-cha – Ardez

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • By Rhaetian Railway or PostBus to Ardez station

Getting there

  • 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.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'810'938E 1'183'974N
DD
46.773518, 10.200978
DMS
46°46'24.7"N 10°12'03.5"E
UTM
32T 591689 5180696
w3w 
///cotton.donor.earmarked
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo 1:25‘000- Silvretta 1198 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01198-1- Scuol 1199 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01199-8(http://www.swisstopo.admin.ch/internet/swisstopo/de/home/products/maps/national/25.html)

Supertrail Map 1:50‘000- Unterengadin/Samnaun: ISBN 978-3-905916-45-4(http://outdoormediashop.com/epages/171635.sf/de_CH/?ObjectPath=/Shops/171635/Products/STM-0016)


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Difficulty
S2 moderate
Distance
16 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
780 m
Descent
780 m
Public-transport-friendly Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Singletrail/Free ride

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