356 Senda Alp da Munt–Alp Champatsch
356 Senda Alp da Munt–Alp Champatsch

Winter hiking

Senda Alp da Munt–Alp Champatsch

Senda Alp da Munt–Alp Champatsch

Tschierv, Alp da Munt–Lü

Route report
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Senda Alp da Munt–Alp Champatsch

Senda Alp da Munt–Alp Champatsch

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.
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.
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.
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.
7 km | 1 Stage
190 m | 380 m
2 h 35 min
medium

Season

Winter season
The winter season generally lasts from 15th of December to 15th of April.

Hints

Winter hiking in Swiss parks
This path is located in the Biosfera Val Müstair.
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Connection to Minschuns
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Connection to Minschuns
Rail, bus, boat recommendation
Müstair, Posta–Minschuns, Alp da Munt via Fuldera, Furom
Reason: access to route.
Timetable: Website bus operations (Müstair–Fuldera, Furom–Minschuns)

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return Lü, cumün
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Contact

Tourismus Engadin Scuol Samnaun Val Müstair AG
Plaun Grond 24J
7532 Tschierv
Tel. +41 (0)81 861 88 40
Val-muestair@engadin.com
www.val-muestair.ch

Services

Accommodation

Hotel Al Rom
Hotel Al Rom
Tschierv
Hotel Landgasthof Staila
Hotel Landgasthof Staila
Fuldera
Pension Restaurant Hirschen
Pension Restaurant Hirschen
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Places

Lü
Tschierv
Tschierv
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Places of interest

Biosfera Val Müstair
Biosfera Val Müstair
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Signalization

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