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Samnaun-Zeblasjoch-Alp Trida Round Tour

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    Photo: Filip Zuan, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Filip Zuan, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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    Photo: Filip Zuan, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
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Long tour along the border ridge between Switzerland and Austria. The effort is rewarded with magnificent views and a long descent on trails.
Distance 25.9 km
5:20 h
1,395 m
1,400 m
This tour is not for soft calves, but something for those willing to suffer and e-bike explorers. The tour begins in Samnaun Dorf. You ride on wide gravel roads and have to conquer some cutting ramps. In winter the ski run "Duty Free Run" traverses this area. Following Zeblasjoch a single trail begins – and now things become really steep. Hats off to anyone who can pedal this trail without an e-bike. After Paliner Kopf things get easier again and the path takes you along the border ridge to Viderjoch. Don't forget to take a break to enjoy the magnificent panoramic views! Down to Samnaun Laret you pass via the enduro and freeride trails built by Claudio Caluori (No. 697) – pure flow pleasure.
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Update: May 04, 2021
Highest point
2,861 m
Lowest point
1,745 m
Best time of year

Rest Stop

Panorama Restaurant Sattel
Alp Trida - Spezialitätenrestaurant «La Marmotte»

Safety information

The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be imperatively observed before the tour start. This tour requires a high degree of driving safety and technical driving skills.

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Show consideration when crossing and overtaking 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


Samnaun Dorf (1,818 m)
2'822'565E 1'203'558N
46.945777, 10.362666
46°56'44.8"N 10°21'45.6"E
32T 603701 5200039


Samnaun Dorf

Turn-by-turn directions

Start of the tour at the end of Samnaun village at the Schmuggleralm (1840m).

Forest road into Val Musauna to the Zeblas meadows (2404m) and onto the Zeblasjoch (2539m)

Over the ridge around the Palinkopf

Continue to the Salaaserkopf and along the ridge to the Greitspitz to the Viderjoch

From Viderjoch enduro trail to Alp Trida (possibility: detour to the panorama restaurant Alp Trider Sattel)

From Alp Trida follow the forest road back to the valley

Alternatively, from Alp Trida take the chairlift to Alp Trida Sattel and the cable car to Samnaun Ravaisch.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport


  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp station.
  • Continue by PostBus to Samnaun-Dorf, post office.
  • In Samnaun during the day hourly service with the Samnaunbus

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 Vinadi turn left towards Samnaun.
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of Reschenpass on the B180, from Kajetansbrücke in the direction of Spiss - Samnaun on the L348
  • From the south: via Reschenpass to Kajetansbrücke, there direction Spiss - Samnaun on the L348


  • Free public car park Chasa Riva at the village entrance in Samnaun village.
  • Free public car park Votlas at the Hotel Bündnerhof (guidance zone L)


2'822'565E 1'203'558N
46.945777, 10.362666
46°56'44.8"N 10°21'45.6"E
32T 603701 5200039
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

SwissTopo 1:25‘000 - Samnaun 1179 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01179-0 - Ischgl 1159 : ISBN-Nummer: 978-3-302-01159-2 Supertrail Map 1:50‘000 - Unterengadin/Samnaun: ISBN 978-3-905916-45-4


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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Randy Panguitch
August 26, 2019 · Community
Wir haben die Tour am 25.08.2019 gemacht. Hoch auf Schotterwegen, oben dann die durch den Skitourismus zerstörte Landschaft. Runter auf den beiden Trails Endurotrail und Duty Free(?). Beide Trails sind (natürlich) künstlich für die DownHill - Gemeinde angelegt. Etwas langweilig... Insgesamt war das die am wenigsten lohnende Runde, die wir in dieser Woche in Serfaus / Fiss und Nauders gefahren sind. Lieblinsgtour von: Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair...) Da muss natürlich etwas Werbung her, wenn es nahe bei (Serfaus / Fiss) bessere Trailmöglichkeiten gibt.
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When did you do this route? August 25, 2019
Photo: Randy Panguitch, Community

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25.9 km
5:20 h
1,395 m
1,400 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cableway ascent/descent


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