27 Val Müstair
27 Val Müstair

Cycling in Switzerland

Val Müstair

Val Müstair

Zernez–Mals (I)

Route report
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Val Müstair

Val Müstair

From Zernez the route leads through the unique National Park to Tschierv. You then reach Val Müstair with its world-famous St. Johann Monastery in Müstair. Finally you cross the border into Vinschgau and travel on through the pretty little towns to Mals.
The cycle route starts in Zernez in the Unterengadin, the gateway to the Swiss National Park. From here you ride through the National Park on the scenically spectacular Ofenpass road, along the Spölschlucht gorge and through extensive mountain pine forests before reaching the highest point, Süsom Give (2149 m above sea level). Here, it’s well worth leaving your bicycle for a day and exploring the National Park on foot. Deer, chamois and ibex wait to be discovered.

From Tschierv the route leads along the undeveloped and natural River Rombach through the old authentic villages of Fuldera, Valchava and Sta. Maria to Müstair. These villages, so rich in culture, with houses built in true Engadin style and decorated with traditional Sgraffitto, make a short stop well worthwhile. Müstair awaits with the cultural highlight of the tour: the UNESCO World Heritage, the St. Johann Monastery dating from Carolingian times.

The route leads from Müstair over the border into nearby Vinschgau. It then continues through areas of orchards and past medieval castles and small towns of architectural interest. Taufers and the medieval town of Mals are the major highlights of this stage.
From Zernez the route leads through the unique National Park to Tschierv. You then reach Val Müstair with its world-famous St. Johann Monastery in Müstair. Finally you cross the border into Vinschgau and travel on through the pretty little towns to Mals.
The cycle route starts in Zernez in the Unterengadin, the gateway to the Swiss National Park. From here you ride through the National Park on the scenically spectacular Ofenpass road, along the Spölschlucht gorge and through extensive mountain pine forests before reaching the highest point, Süsom Give (2149 m above sea level). Here, it’s well worth leaving your bicycle for a day and exploring the National Park on foot. Deer, chamois and ibex wait to be discovered.

From Tschierv the route leads along the undeveloped and natural River Rombach through the old authentic villages of Fuldera, Valchava and Sta. Maria to Müstair. These villages, so rich in culture, with houses built in true Engadin style and decorated with traditional Sgraffitto, make a short stop well worthwhile. Müstair awaits with the cultural highlight of the tour: the UNESCO World Heritage, the St. Johann Monastery dating from Carolingian times.

The route leads from Müstair over the border into nearby Vinschgau. It then continues through areas of orchards and past medieval castles and small towns of architectural interest. Taufers and the medieval town of Mals are the major highlights of this stage.
52 km | 1 Stage
Asphalted: 41 km
Natural surface: 11 km
1250 m | 1700 m
difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Zernez
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Season

Season
The Ofenpass is open all year. Snow is possible into summer months. Traffic Information Tel 163

Signalization

Signalization in Italy
From the border follow the brown direction signs to «Reschen» and «Mals». Opposite direction: «Taufers-Tubre».

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Ascent Ofenpass
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Ascent Ofenpass
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Zernez, staziun–Süsom Givè (Passhöhe)
or
Tschierv, Biosfera–Süsom Givè (Passhöhe)
Reason: metres in height saved Zernez–Ofenpass ca. 850m, Tschierv–Ofenpass ca. 450m.
Cycle transport: limited space, reservation required tel. +41 (0)81 856 10 90.
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Hints

Hint
Note: This route goes across the border so you will need to have an ID card or a passport on you.

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Diversion, Taufers i. M.
Duration
until further notice
Reason
Construction & maintenance work
The route is being diverted. Please follow the local signposts. See map for details.
Data source: SwitzerlandMobility / Cantonal office

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Crusch Alba
Hotel Crusch Alba
Zernez
Jugendherberge Sta. Maria
Jugendherberge Sta. Maria
Sta. Maria (Müstair)
Hotel Münsterhof
Hotel Münsterhof
Müstair
Hotel Al Rom
Hotel Al Rom
Tschierv
Hotel Central La Fainera
Hotel Central La Fainera
Valchava
Hotel Landgasthof Staila
Hotel Landgasthof Staila
Fuldera
Pension Restaurant Hirschen
Pension Restaurant Hirschen
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Places

Zernez
Zernez
Buffalora
Buffalora
Lü
Müstair
Müstair
Sta. Maria
Sta. Maria
Tschierv
Tschierv
Mals (I)
Mals (I)
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Places of interest

Swiss National Park House
Swiss National Park House
Swiss National Park
Swiss National Park
Tessanda, St. Maria
Tessanda, St. Maria
Convent of St John
Convent of St John
Biosfera Val Müstair
Biosfera Val Müstair
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Signalization

Signalization
For cycling, follow the logo indicated on the red signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization