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Supertrail Ride in Scuol - Werni's insider tip!

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  • trail down to the restaurant Prui
    / trail down to the restaurant Prui
    Photo: Filip Zuan
  • / Danny MacAskill & Claudio Caluori: Home of Trails
    Video: Graubünden Ferien
  • / on the way up to Alp Clünas
    Photo: Filip Zuan
  • / the way down from Muont da l'hom
    Photo: Filip Zuan
  • / trail down from Alp Laret
    Photo: Filip Zuan
  • / enchanted forest above Ftan
    Photo: Filip Zuan
  • / enchanted forest above Ftan
    Photo: Filip Zuan
  • / the way down to the river Inn
    Photo: Filip Zuan
  • /
    Photo: darmar.world, Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
  • / enjoy the last part of the tour alongside the river Inn
    Photo: Filip Zuan
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Long and thrilling singletracks characterise this scenically beautiful mountain bike tour on Scuol's local mountain.
moderate
Distance 25.7 km
4:14 h
678 m
1,586 m

Taking the cable car from Scuol to the top station Motta Naluns provides an opportunity to ascend the first 850 metres fairly quickly, from here, there's another 300m ascent by bike. For those with the energy and willpower, it is also possible to bike up via Ftan and Prui.

Coming over Alp Clünas, you pass Muot da l'Hom, where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the valley and the mountains opposite, predominantly, Piz Lischana and Piz Pisoc. Then follows a long flowing section of singletrack, running along a steep slope. Despite the impressive sight of Tarasp Castle in the distance, absolute concentration is necessary here as the trail becomes more challenging as it snakes past jagged rock formations and is obstructed in parts by natural obstacles.

At the mountain restaurant Prümaran Prui you can have a bite to eat and recover. From here on, various singletracks lead down to Ftan, passing overgrown rocks and winding through fairytale forests. If you like switchbacks, you can take a singletrack down to the River Inn and follow the river all the way back to Scuol.

HOME OF TRAILS 

Incidentally: In the «Home of Trails» video, the Scottish bike star Danny MacAskill cannot resist jumping from the new to the old stone bridge in Val Tasna. Below him: a wild mountain stream. Beside him: an impressed Claudio Caluori.

 Discover the Val Tasna

Author’s recommendation

The detour from Ftan in the direction of Ardez to the bridge Pra da Punt is certainly worthwhile – with a surprise awaiting every biker.
Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,512 m
Lowest point
1,177 m

Safety information

Please note that this mountain bike tour was evaluated during favourable weather conditions. It is mandatory to check the current weather conditions and weather forecasts before beginning the tour. This tour requires sufficient physical dexterity, ability and balance, and the necessary technical knowledge for safe mountain biking.

Emergency Services:

144 Emergency Services, Medical Assistance

1414 Mountain Rescue REGA

112 International Emergency Services

It is imperative to exercise caution and consideration when crossing intersections and overtaking hikers.
The Grisons mountain bike routes are largely based on singletracks which are also marked as hiking trails. As a rule, hikers have right of way.

Tips and hints

https://www.engadin.com/bike

Start

Valley station Motta Naluns (near train station Scuol-Tarasp) (2,145 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'816'268E 1'188'333N
DD
46.811000, 10.272776
DMS
46°48'39.6"N 10°16'22.0"E
UTM
32T 597103 5184948
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Destination

train station Scuol-Tarasp

Turn-by-turn directions

  • train station Scuol-Tarasp (1286 m)
  • mountain station Motta Naluns (2149m)
  • Alp Clünas (2432)
  • Muot da l`hom (2502m)
  • Alp Laret (2205m)
  • Prui (2063m)
  • Plan dal Saut (1820m)
  • Ftan Hochalpines Institut (1714m)
  • bridge Pra da Punt (1571m)
  • Ftan Pitschen (1644m)
  • train station Ftan Baraigla (1334m)
  • Nairs (1191m)
  • train station Scuol-Tarasp (1286 m)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • By train on the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart, Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp train station
  • By PostBus (from Martina, Sent, Ftan or Tarasp) hourly to Scuol-Tarasp train station.

Getting there

 

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car-train through the Vereina Tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or over the Flüelapass to the Lower Engadine on the H27
  • From the east: via Landeck, Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on the H27
  • From the south: via the Reschenpass (Nauders - Martina) or the Ofenpass (Val Müstair - Zernez) on the H27

Scuol is located directly on the Engadiner Strasse H27 (20 minute’s drive from the Vereina Tunnel’s southern portal)

Parking

Paid parking is available at the train station and cable car stations in Scuol.

For the short route (only from/to Ftan) there is paid parking at the bottom of the Ftan-Prui chairlift.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'816'268E 1'188'333N
DD
46.811000, 10.272776
DMS
46°48'39.6"N 10°16'22.0"E
UTM
32T 597103 5184948
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Helmet, gloves, sturdy footwear, glasses, sun and sun protection, drinking bottle, repair kit, bandages

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Rating

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Martin Schleyer 
September 13, 2020 · Community
Hammer Runde! Bitte sich Zeit nehmen um alles ausgiebig zu genießen. Deshalb eine Einzelfahrt mit der Bahn ist zu empfehlen. Vielen Dank für´s veröffentlichen, Danke Werni !!!
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When did you do this route? September 12, 2020
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Photo: Martin Schleyer, Community
Photo: Martin Schleyer, Community
Photo: Martin Schleyer, Community
Der Griech
September 03, 2020 · Community
Als Berner Hobby-Mountainbiker mit Ferien wollte ich doch mal eine Tour im Graubünden machen. Der Aufstieg von der Bergstation auf über 2000 Metern ist für mich als Flachländler und Raucher ein bisschen mühsam, aber machbar. Bei der anschliessenden Traverse ist Konzentration gefragt, da es an einigen Stellen seitwärts ziemlich runtergeht. Was ich dann erlebt habe... Ich würde hier gerne Fluchen, denn heilige ***, das war das früh Aufstehen mehr als Wert! Ein super Trail, mit wahnsinns Aussicht. Einfach nur Weltklasse. Unten kam ich dreckig, aber mit einem riesen Lachen wieder an. Mein Tipp, macht den Trail mehrmals, einmal um zu Fahren, und einmal um die Natur zu Betrachten. Ich war fast überfordert beides gleichzeitig zu machen. Danke Scuol für den Bau und Unterhalt von dem Trail, ich komme gerne mal wieder!
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Kathrin Hiller
June 30, 2020 · Community
Wahnsinn!! Hammergeile Tour! Absolut zu empfehlen. Die Höhenmeter bergauf zwar hin und wieder steil, aber absolut machbar und auf gut beschaffenen Wegen. Die Trails sind einfach nur der Hammer. Flowing, aber auch mal Stock und Stein! Top! Dann noch absolut zu empfehlen die Alp Laret für eine Pause!! Einfach nur traumhaft!!
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When did you do this route? June 24, 2020
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
25.7 km
Duration
4:14 h
Ascent
678 m
Descent
1,586 m
Public-transport-friendly

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