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Hiking in Val Müstair

We rise well before the sun just to savour this moment. The first rays of light appear above the mountain ridge and fill the valley with light, all the way down to the convent. The last wisps of cloud float above the dark green forest, dew drops on pine needles sparkle and the sounds of woodpeckers usher in the day. Val Müstair is part of a biosphere reserve on the edge of Switzerland’s only national park, so it is home to a spectacular variety of flora and fauna. We’ve packed our binoculars, booked a mountain guide for tomorrow, are planning a visit to an organic farm and look forward to exploring the cultural sites dotted throughout the region’s 250 kilometres of hiking trails. But first, we take a moment to watch the sun rise fully above the Alpine peaks.

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Morgenstimmung auf dem Piz Daint
The most beautiful viewpoints in Val Müstair
Fantastic mountain scenery and impressive nature - the Val Müstair offers you a wide range of views. We have summarized the most beautiful viewpoints for you.
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Hiking and back by bike

After the hike from Lai da Rims or through the Val Mora into Val Vau, you can return to the valley by mountain bike!

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Three reasons to take a hiking holiday in Val Müstair

  • Hiking in the national park

    Val Müstair borders the Swiss National Park, so it’s the perfect starting point for a variety of exciting hikes and tours in and around the park. Don’t forget your binoculars.

    Swiss National Park
  • Daily hikes through the biosphere reserve

    Hike along the most magnificent trails in the Val Müstair biosphere reserve and enjoy regional specialities served by the biosphere’s official gastronomy partners. Delicious cuisine meets the great outdoors.

    Biosfera nature park
  • Hiking-friendly hotels and guesthouses

    Nature lovers are always welcome in Val Müstair. Most hotel and guesthouse owners love hiking themselves, so they know exactly what you need after a long day on the trail.

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The top hiking trails in Val Müstair

  • Senda Val Müstair

    Easy high altitude hike on the sunny side of the valley with superb panoramic views of the majestic Ortler Alps. The trail starts at the Ofenpass and follows the ridge to Lü and then on to Müstair.

    Senda Val Müstair
  • Mountain tour to Lai da Rims

    The Alpine lake Lai da Rims is a true gem hidden among the mountains. This challenging day trip includes an ascent to 2,763 metres above sea level that is rewarded by breathtaking views of Lai da Rims.

    Lai da Rims
  • Munt la Schera in the national park

    Many people consider this trail one of the most beautiful hikes in the Swiss National Park. It takes hikers through a rather atypical steppe landscape and includes spectacular views of Italy.

    Munt la Schera
  • Hiking in Val Mora

    Definitely worth writing home about. First there’s a slight ascent to Jufplaun, then a long descent into the long valley towards Valchava. The combination of broad valley and rugged cliffs is very impressive.

    Val Mora
  • A la riva dal Rom

    Go with the flow. This easy hiking trail is good fun for young and old: the undemanding route features lots of rest stops and two playgrounds with barbecue areas directly by the river.

    A la riva dal Rom
  • The Way of St. James in Graubünden

    Two stages of the Way of St. James in Graubünden go through Val Müstair. The first takes hikers from the convent in Müstair to the village of Lü, while the second is from Lü over a Pass towards Lower Engadin.

    View first stage
  • Champlönch: Along the old mule track

    Easy hike along the Champlönch children’s trail, one of the many highlights for kids in the Swiss National Park. The virtual hiking guide will provide you with lots of information.

    Educational trail
Hike Munt la Schera
Sports shops and hiking equipment
Make sure you have good hiking equipment, particularly when hiking at higher altitudes. If you have any questions about equipment or planning your trip, our experts & guides will be happy to help.
Sport shops Hiking guide & mountain guide

Explore cultural treasures

The UNESCO World Heritage listed Convent of St. John is Val Müstair’s main cultural attraction. But many more surprises lie in wait: the valley’s large collection of cultural treasures also includes the hand weaving mill Tessanda, the Chasa Jaura Museum, the 14/18 Museum and many other memorials, museums and cottage industries.

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