32 Trans-Altarezia Bike
32 Trans-Altarezia Bike

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Trans-Altarezia Bike

Stage 1, Samnaun–Scuol

Route report
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Trans-Altarezia Bike

If you want to rest your legs, take the cable car from Samnaun to Viderjoch. Cross the Austrian border to the Heidelberger hut, then return to the Val Sinestra in Graubünden over the Fimber Pass. The final section reaches the day’s destination of Scuol via the Engadin village of Sent.
The starting point of the Trans-Altarezia is Samnaun or actually the gondola’s mountain station near Alp Trider Sattel. You could ride up on the bike – but there is still a long day ahead of you.

On a gravel track you climb up to Viderjoch and on to Idalpe, still on a gravel track, then down into the Fimba Valley. Here begins the long ascent to Fimber Pass, which is at a little more than 2600 m – a small road leads up to Heidelberger Hut and then switches to a steep path. Most people will opt to walk the bike to the top of the pass.

A steep and tricky single trail forms the first section of the long downhill ride through Val Sinestra. Past a hamlet with historic Hof Zuort and the legendary Hotel Sinestra until the village of Sent with its picturesque village centre is reached. On the main road, you then coast downhill to Scuol. The village is the hub of the Lower Engadine and the down-to-earth destination of the first stage of the Trans-Altarezia route.
If you want to rest your legs, take the cable car from Samnaun to Viderjoch. Cross the Austrian border to the Heidelberger hut, then return to the Val Sinestra in Graubünden over the Fimber Pass. The final section reaches the day’s destination of Scuol via the Engadin village of Sent.
The starting point of the Trans-Altarezia is Samnaun or actually the gondola’s mountain station near Alp Trider Sattel. You could ride up on the bike – but there is still a long day ahead of you.

On a gravel track you climb up to Viderjoch and on to Idalpe, still on a gravel track, then down into the Fimba Valley. Here begins the long ascent to Fimber Pass, which is at a little more than 2600 m – a small road leads up to Heidelberger Hut and then switches to a steep path. Most people will opt to walk the bike to the top of the pass.

A steep and tricky single trail forms the first section of the long downhill ride through Val Sinestra. Past a hamlet with historic Hof Zuort and the legendary Hotel Sinestra until the village of Sent with its picturesque village centre is reached. On the main road, you then coast downhill to Scuol. The village is the hub of the Lower Engadine and the down-to-earth destination of the first stage of the Trans-Altarezia route.
55 km
Asphalted: 14 km
Natural surface: 41 km
of which Singletrail: 16 km
2000 m | 2600 m
difficult | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Samnaun-Ravaisch, Bergbahnen
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Signalization

Signalization
This route is only signposted in one direction: Samnaun–Scuol

Season

Season
Beware: snowfields possible into summer months on high-level sections.

Hints

Hint
Carry identification as this is a cross-border route.

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Ascent Flimssattel
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Ascent Flimssattel
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Samnaun-Ravaisch, Bergbahnen–Flimssattel via Alp Trider Sattel
Reason: metres in height saved approx. 1000m.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Scuol-Tarasp
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Services

Accommodation

Camping Sur En
Camping Sur En
Sent
Hotel Altana
Hotel Altana
Scuol
Hotel Conrad
Hotel Conrad
Scuol
Jugendherberge Scuol
Jugendherberge Scuol
Scuol
TCS Camping Scuol
TCS Camping Scuol
Scuol
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Places

Samnaun
Samnaun
Ramosch
Ramosch
Scuol
Scuol
Sent
Sent
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Places of interest

Freeride Samnaun
Freeride Samnaun
Seilpark Engadin
Seilpark Engadin
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Swimming

Engadin Bad Scuol
Engadin Bad Scuol
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Signalization

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