Fuorcla Curschiglias over the Schäfersteig

8.9 km
3:20 h
504 mhd
639 mhd
Fuorcla Curschiglias über den Schäfersteig
Fuorcla Curschiglias über den Schäfersteig

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Fuorcla Curschiglias über den Schäfersteig
Panoramic hike high above the Samnaun valley.
Technique 3/6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  2253 m
Lowest Point  1687 m
Best Season

Start PostBus stop Samnaun Dorf, Riva
Destination PostBus stop Samnaun-Compatsch, village
Coordinates 46.945257, 10.362433


From the guest information desk the hike starts along the village road. After the Hotel Post turn left, at Hotel Bündnerhof turn left again over the bridge over the Maisasbach. Immediately afterwards the leisurely ascent through the forest begins to the Motta Saltuorn hut and on to the vantage point above the Val Motnaida, where the view opens up over Samnaun village and the Piz Ot. Past the avalanche barriers, the view opens up over the whole Samnaun valley. On the other side of the valley you can see the Silvretta Arena with the imposing peaks of Flimspitz and Bürkelkopf for once from a distance. After the somewhat exposed passage through the Val da Chierns - this path is also called the "Schäfersteig" (shepherd's path) by the locals - we walk comfortably via Motta Foppazins to the Piz Mezdi, where the view of the Val Sampuoir opens up. Over the border ridge of the two communities of Samnaun and Valsot, the path descends to Fuorcla Curschiglias. From here there is the possibility to descend towards Samnaun-Compatsch either along the forest road or in direct descent via Magnüda.


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. Trekking shoes are recommended.

emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain rescue REGA

112 International emergency call


  • Cross the street before the guest information desk
  • Turn left after the Hotel Post
  • Turn left at Hotel Bündnerhof
  • Over the bridge
  • Follow the hiking trail via Motta Saltuorn to the viewpoint
  • Past the avalanche barriers
  • Exposed passage through the Val da Chierns
  • Via Motta Foppazins to Piz Mezdi
  • Over the border ridge down to Fuorcla Curschiglias
  • Descent to Samnaun-Compatsch

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