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Aufstieg in Richtung Alp Muntatsch

Aufstieg in Richtung Alp Muntatsch

Oberhalb von Samedan

Oberhalb von Samedan

Blick von der Alp Muntatsch aufs Tal

Blick von der Alp Muntatsch aufs Tal

Unteres Oberengadin

Unteres Oberengadin

Blick auf Samedan

Blick auf Samedan

Oberhalb von Samedan

Oberhalb von Samedan

Tour description

The first ascent can be tackled at the upper edge of the village of Samedan (near the shooting range). The wide unpaved road winds its way up the mountain in long hairpin bends, the views between the trees becoming increasingly spectacular. Spotting the odd deer or chamois along the way is not unusual. Once you clear the edge of the forest the wonderful mountain panorama of the Alp Muntatsch opens up before you. The hosts at this alpine hut serve delicious food in the summer. In fact the home-made apple strudel is well known throughout the valley! If you prefer not to stop at the hut, continue up to the saddle to enjoy the views of the Engadine. The single trail beneath Piz Padella is a popular spot for a photo op. The descent to Marguns requires a degree of skill and concentration. In fact, it is advisable to dismount for some sections. You can pick up the pace again as of Marguns. The Samedan downhill run, i.e. the ski slope that takes you to Samedan in winter, gets you down towards the valley and your starting point in no time at all.


Variants

Option A: Tour to Alp Muntatsch and back (distance: 8.8 km / difference in altitude: 482 m / duration: 1 hr). This route is constantly uphill, but the unpaved road does not pose any particular challenges. Up on Alp Muntatsch you also have the possibility of leaving your bike behind and setting off into the mountains on foot.


Note(s)

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  • Bei den morgentlichen Temperaturen von Samedan ist man froh, dass der Aufstieg an der Sonne erfolgt. Schöner, einfacher Forstweg bis Alp Muntatsch. Danach folgt ein leicht ansteigender und zeitweilig schmaler herrlicher Höhenweg. Kurz vor Marguns muss das Bike noch ca. 5 Min. zum höchsten Punkt geschoben werden. Danach erfolgt ein kurzer am Anfang steiler aber fahrbarer Abstieg bis Marguns. Die Höhenmeter bei der Abfahrt nach Samedan baut man leider meistens nur auf Forstwegen ab.
    Special: Alle Wege und Trails in sehr gutem Zustand.



Places along the route: Samedan - Alp Muntatsch - Marguns - Samedan


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Tour history (B01201)

First published: Mittwoch, 29. August 2007

Last updated: Montag, 4. Mai 2015

Tour published by: Presented by www.engadin.stmoritz.ch

Tour characteristics

Distance: 15.3 km | Time requirement: 3 h
Ascent: 785 m | Descent: 785 m
Highest point: 2489 m.a.s.l.

Difficulty S1

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See also

Engadin St. Moritz
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 (0)81 830 00 01
Fax: +41 (0)81 830 08 18
email: allegra@estm.ch
Internet: www.engadin.stmoritz.ch/bike