442.01: Regional Bike Route Engiadina Bassa 1st Stage Susch – Ftan

19.3 km
2:30 h
624 mhd
431 mhd
Aufstieg von Ardez nach Ftan

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The first stage of the 442 bike route is very steep and, after a leisurely start, the tour becomes more and more demanding in terms of physical fitness and ends with the loop to Alp Laret, the crowning glory with snappy single trails. The combination of individualistic and refined Engadine villages and the route leading far above the tree line characterises this tour.
Technique 3/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  1634 m
Lowest Point  1291 m
Best Season

Start Bahnhof Susch (1434 hm)
Destination PostAuto-Haltestelle Ftan, cumün
Coordinates 46.751792, 10.079503


The regional bike route 442 begins in the historically significant pass village of Susch and follows the Inn, dropping gently down past Lavin to Giarsun below Guarda. From here the path climbs slightly up to Sur En d'Ardez. Here you have an impressive panoramic view of Guarda in the northwest, Bos-cha, Munt and Ardez at the foot of the Steinsberg castle ruins in the north and Tarasp with its striking castle in the east. After crossing the Inn, a long, steady climb to Ftan follows. The subsequent round is a treat for mountain bikers. The ascent via Prui to Schlivera as far as Alp Clünas and Muot da l'Hom is a tough one. The reward is an impressive view over the Lower Engadine. At Muot da l'Hom the descent begins via single trails to Alp Laret. After a well-earned and highly recommended break at the serviced Alp Laret, the last descent follows on forest roads back to Ftan.



Sur En d'Ardez provided the backdrop for the film «Schellen-Ursli» in winter 2014/15 (cinema release October 2015). A stop at the fountain and a walk through the hamlet is recommended, as is the magnificent view across the Inn to Guarda and Ardez.


The tour was evaluated in favourable weather conditions, current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be taken into account before starting the tour. This tour requires a high level of riding safety, balance and technical riding skills.


Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call


Show consideration when crossing and overtaking hikers.

Most of the mountain bike routes in Graubünden run on single trails that are also signposted as hiking trails. Hikers always have the right of way.


The tour starts at Susch railway station (1435 m) with the crossing of the picturesque Passdorf on the Inn. At the end of the village at Surpunt, the route leads southeast uphill on forest paths via Padnal to the pylons of the high-voltage power line and then in a pleasant descent down to Lavin. Staying on the right side of the Inn, the tour leads across the plain of Planturen to below Giarsun and on towards Sur En d'Ardez. The ascent to Sur En is steadily flat and leads alternately through forest and semi-open terrain with a constant view over the Inn up to Guarda. After Sur En, the location of the Schellen Ursli film, there is a descent to the Inn bridge (1298 m) and then a long counter-ascension via Ardez to Ftan (1630 m). 

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