Silvretta Historica – Futschölpass

27.1 km
8:45 h
1385 mhd
1265 mhd
Sennhütte Alp Urschai, Ftan
Val Urschai, Abri Urschai - endneolithische Fundstelle

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Futschölpass, Viehpferch im Val Tasna
Cross-border hike through two valleys in the Silvretta.
Technique 5/6
Fitness 6/6
Highest Point  2781 m
Lowest Point  1432 m
Best Season
Start Ardez train station
Destination Galtür
Coordinates 46.773651, 10.200962



From Ardez, the trail leads into the Val Tasna. Follow the mountain stream to Alp Valmala and to Alp Urschai in the valley of the same name. At the back of the valley, near the turnoff to the Futschöl Pass, the most spectacular finds were made. It has been proven that people sought shelter under the large rocks of Plan da Mattun more than 10,000 years ago. Ceramic remains dating back some 3,000 years have also been found on Plan da Mattun, which suggests that a certain form of alpine farming was already developing at that time. You leave the Val d'Urschai on a somewhat steeper path towards the Futschöl Pass, the highest point of the hike. With the Futschölpass you also cross the national border. The trail now leads down to the Jamtal Hut, which has 180 sleeping places and 225 restaurant places. Along the Jambach you hike a good nine kilometres down the entire Jamtal valley to Galtür. The trail is not to be underestimated.


The tour has been assessed in favourable weather conditions, current weather conditions and weather forecasts are mandatory to be taken into account before starting the tour. 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, food, first aid kit


  • From Ardez railway station up through the village, past the church and follow the signs into Val Tasna
  • Follow the stream to Alp Valmala and Alp Urschai
  • Branch off in the direction of Futschölpass
  • Descend to the Jamtal hutFollow the Jambach stream to Galtür


Public Transport

  • With the Rhaetian Railway (from Chur, Prättigau or Upper Engadine) hourly to Ardez station

Anreise Information

  • From the north: via Landquart – Klosters by car transport through the Vereina Tunnel (Selfranga – Sagliains) or via the Flüela Pass into the Lower Engadine on H27
  • From the east: via Landeck / Austria in the direction of St. Moritz on H27
  • From the south: via Reschenpass (Nauders-Martina) or Ofenpass (Val Müstair-Zernez) on H27

Ardez can be reached from the Engadine road H27 from Sagliains or from the western end of the village of Scuol in 20 minutes by car.


  • Parking at Ardez railway station

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