From Samnaun to Piz Motnair

9.7 km
5:10 h
900 mhd
900 mhd
Piz Motnair, Aussicht auf Piz Rots, Zeblasjoch
Piz Motnair, Aussicht auf Samnaun-Laret, Alp Bella, Zanderstal

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Piz Motnair, Edelweiss auf dem Gipfel
Piz Motnair is a panoramic mountain high above Samnaun Dorf.
Technique 4/6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  2729 m
Lowest Point  1829 m
Best Season
Start PostBus stop Samnaun village, post
Destination PostBus stop Samnaun village, post
Coordinates 46.944762, 10.361909



The hike begins leisurely uphill along the forest road through the Inn forest to Motta Saltuorn and on to Salantinas, where the view over Samnaun Dorf opens up. This is where the single trail begins along the grassy mountain flank, climbing steeply towards the summit. The panoramic view on the summit extends over the Samnaun valley, Zanders valley, Val Sampuoir and Val Maisas. Directly on the summit you can also observe edelweiss blooming. The descent follows the same route as the ascent.


The tour has been evaluated under favorable weather conditions. Current weather conditions and weather forecasts must be taken into account before the tour starts. This hike requires elementary alpine experience, orientation skills, hiking boots are recommended.


Emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call


Good shoes, rain and sun protection, water bottle, bandages.


  • Start at the PostBus stop Samnaun village, Post
  • Follow the forest road via Inner Wald to Motta Saltuorn
  • Further to Salantinas
  • Follow the path along the mountain flank to the summitway
  • Back same as way there


Public Transport

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Landquart/Prättigau or from the Upper Engadine) every hour to Scuol-Tarasp station
  • Hourly connections with the PostBus, line 921 to Samnaun village, post office

Anreise Information

  • From north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel Selfranga - From north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains). Then take the H27 in the direction via Scuol and Martina to Vinadi. At the junction Vinadi to Samnaun (about 1 hour from Vereina Südportal)
  • From the east: via the Inn valley road B180 via Landeck to Pfunds, junction Kajetansbrücke and via Spiss to Samnaun.
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders) on B180 to Pfunds, junction Kajetansbrücke and via Spiss to Samnaun.


Free parking in Samnaun village (Chasa Riva, Musella or Votlas)

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