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Sta. Maria Posta – Valchava – Fuldera Cumün

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  • Das Dorf Sta. Maria
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    Photo: Andrea Badrutt, Chur, Andrea Badrutt, Chur
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Easy walk along the valley floor.
moderate
Distance 7 km
2:00 h
296 m
34 m
1,637 m
1,376 m
Easy winter hiking trail from Sta. Maria (1,342 m above sea level) to Fuldera (1,638 m above sea level). The trail leads steadily flat uphill through snow-covered forests. It is a leisurely hike that can also be done well with children.
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Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG (tc)
Update: October 01, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,637 m
Lowest point
1,376 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

The trail is groomed after each snowfall. Please note the condition reports in the winter sports report. The tour was assessed in favourable weather conditions, the current snow and weather conditions must be observed before starting.

Attention: the trail partly runs on cross-country ski trails - please walk on the edge of the trails.

 

Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call

Tips and hints

www.val-muestair.ch

Start

PostBus stop Sta. Maria Val Müstair, posta (1,375 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'828'758E 1'165'558N
DD
46.602098, 10.424946
DMS
46°36'07.6"N 10°25'29.8"E
UTM
32T 609133 5161934
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Destination

PostBus stop Fuldera, cumün

Turn-by-turn directions

From Sta. Maria follow the road to Valchava

In Valchava to the southern end of the village

Follow the road westwards across meadows to Fuldera

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

  • By Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or Upper Engadine) hourly to Zernez.
  • By PostBus from Zernez to Sta. Maria Val Müstair, posta every two hours

Getting there

  • From the north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or via the Flüela Pass to Zernez on the H27.From Zernez on the H28 into Val Müstair to Sta. Maria (45 minutes from Vereina south portal).
  • From the east: via Reschenpass (Nauders) on the SS40 to Mals. From Mals on the SS41 to the Swiss border in Müstair. From Müstair on the H28 to Sta. Maria.
  • From the south: Via Bolzano and Merano on the SS40 to Malles. From Mals on the SS41 to the Swiss border in Müstair. From Müstair on the H28 to Sta. Maria.

Parking

Free parking behind the petrol station in Sta. Maria.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'828'758E 1'165'558N
DD
46.602098, 10.424946
DMS
46°36'07.6"N 10°25'29.8"E
UTM
32T 609133 5161934
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Winter map Val Müstair (available at the guest info)

Equipment

High and sturdy walking shoes or winter boots, warm clothing, sun protection, walking sticks.

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • 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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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
7 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
296 m
Descent
34 m
Highest point
1,637 m
Lowest point
1,376 m
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