Fuorcla Maisas

17.2 km
8:00 h
1423 mhd
1227 mhd
Fuorcla Maisas
Fuorcla Maisas

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Fuorcla Maisas
Past the Muttler over the Fuorcla da Maisas from the Lower Engadin into the Samnaun valley.
Technique 4/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  3040 m
Lowest Point  1617 m
Best Season
PostBus stop Vnà, Jalmèr
PostBus stop Samnaun village, post
46.842618, 10.365256



The typical and beautifully situated Engadine village Vnà is crossed until the western end of the village. Following the alpine road, you reach the Val Sinestra at the same altitude. On the upper alpine road you continue to the hamlet of Pra San Peder. At the last houses, the road branches off again, again taking the path that branches off to the right, now climbing a little more steeply to the alp Pradgiant. Shortly after the alp the path leads out of the forest. The view goes to the lying Muttler and to the Fuorcla Maisas on the left side. The trail leads across open meadows, climbing steeper and steeper to the scree field below the Fuorcla. The last few meters before the Fuorcla Maisas become a bit steeper again. At the top of the narrow ridge you can enjoy the wide view down into Val Maisas and back to Val Sinestra. After a short stretch on the ridge, the path descends steeply into Val Maisas. As soon as the Maisas stream forms a clear stream, the path leads along the stream with a pleasant gradient over the alpine meadows towards the end of the valley. At an alpine barn, the trail turns back into an alpine road. Following this one reaches Samnaun village through the forest. In Samnaun village there are a number of places to stop for refreshments and a PostBus connection via Martina to Scuol (or via Ramosch back to Vnà)


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


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


  • Walking through Vnà towards the west
  • Follow the alpine road to Pra San Peder
  • Turn right at the last houses
  • Ascent to Alp Pradgiant
  • Further ascending to the scree field under the Muttler
  • Ascent to the ridge of Fuorcla Maisas
  • Short piece on the ridge
  • Descent into Val Maisas
  • Along the stream towards the end of the valley
  • Change to the Alpstrasse at the stable
  • Descent to Samnaun village


Public Transport

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Prättigau or Upper Engadine) or with the PostBus (from Martina, Sent or Tarasp) every hour to Scuol-Tarasp station
  • Direct hourly PostBus connection from Scuol-Tarasp bsi to the PostBus stop Vnà, Jalmèr

Arrival information

  • From north: via Landquart - Klosters by car transport through the Vereina tunnel (Selfranga - Sagliains) or over the Flüela pass into the Lower Engadine on H27
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27
  • From south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27Vnà can be reached in 30 minutes by car from the Engadine road H27 from Sagliains


Parking spaces in Ramosch, Plaz by the church

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