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Senda Alp da Munt – Alp Champatsch - Lü Cumün

Winter hiking · Biosfera Val Müstair
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Bathed in sunshine the panoramic high route leads through the isolated and snow-clad landscape above the Val Müstair. Highlights: Alp Champatsch, whose original buildings now stand in the Swiss Open-Air Museum in Ballenberg, and the little village of Lü, claimed to be the darkest place in Switzerland.
moderate
Distance 6 km
2:10 h
60 m
300 m
2,251 m
1,927 m
The winter panorama route begins at the bottom of the lower lift of the Minschuns ski area. This well maintained, family-friendly ski area is one of the sunniest corners of Switzerland. Four ski lifts connect the area to various downhill runs. Minschuns is high enough to enjoy guaranteed snow.Setting out through woodland a steady but gentle climb brings hikers alongside the ski piste to Alp da Munt at 2,213 m a.s.l. From here the route continues at more or less the same level to the Lai da Juata, accompanied by the panoramic view of the Val Müstair peaks and the majestic Ortler. From the little mountain lake the track descends gently through Arolla pine forest to Alp Champatsch, whose original buildings now stand in the Swiss Open-Air Museum in Ballenberg. A sunny terrace and magnificent view of the valley make this an ideal place to stop for a break. From here hikers can either continue on foot, or on the toboggan they have brought along with them, down to Lü.Until 2009, when the six villages of Val Müstair merged to become one municipality, Lü claimed to be the highest municipality in Europe. It is situated on a sunny plateau, high above the valley floor. The name most probably comes from the Latin «lux», meaning light. For plant lovers Lü is an insider tip; benefiting from clear skies free from light pollution it is also well known as a centre for stargazing and astrophotography. From Lü hikers can extend their walk downhill to Tschierv, the first village of the Val Müstair when approaching from the Pass dal Fuorn.

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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (tc)
Update: July 28, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
2,251 m
Lowest point
1,927 m
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Dirt road 14.72%Forested/wild trail 38.25%Path 44.31%Road 2.71%
Dirt road
0.9 km
Forested/wild trail
2.3 km
Path
2.6 km
Road
0.2 km
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PostAuto-Haltestelle Minschuns, Talstation (2,200 m)
Coordinates:
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2'821'260E 1'169'423N
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46.639367, 10.329010
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46°38'21.7"N 10°19'44.4"E
UTM
32T 601716 5165947
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PostAuto-Haltestelle Lü, cumün

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SwissGrid
2'821'260E 1'169'423N
DD
46.639367, 10.329010
DMS
46°38'21.7"N 10°19'44.4"E
UTM
32T 601716 5165947
w3w 
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Winterkarte Engadin Val Müstair (an der Gäste-Info erhältlich)

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
6 km
Duration
2:10 h
Ascent
60 m
Descent
300 m
Highest point
2,251 m
Lowest point
1,927 m
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