Biosfera Val Müstair


A small, world-class valley: the landscape around the Convent of St. John, beside the Swiss National Park, has recently been declared a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve.

On the banks of the Rom

The hike takes you through impressive river restoration, and in Sta. Maria you can discover the Mall mill and the hand weaving enterprise Tessanda and you can conclude with a visit to the museum in the UNESCO World Heritage St. Johann Monastery.

Route Tschierv oder Müstair–Müstair Kloster St. Johann
Hiking time 2-4 hrs.
Length 13.2 km
Level technique / condition Easy
Altitude difference ascent 220 m
Altitude difference descent 650 m

"Look out for the small blue signposts "A la riva dal Rom" , which are either together with the yellow walking trail signposts or attached to posts at half-height.

Way points: Post bus stop at Süsom Tschierv, Tschierv Chasuras, "La Stretta" fen, Tschierv Plaz, Orasom Tschierv, Fuldera, Lüsai (as an alternative a less steep ascent can be made by going past the l’Aqua house up to the Runc farm) Valchava, Graveras, Müstair, post bus stop at Müstair clostra."

The "A la riva dal Rom" brochure is available at the Center da Biosfera or diverse tourist information counters (cost CHF 8.00).

Additional information

School classes are able to pick up autodidactic material from the Biosfera-Büro for this hike - and small experiments can be carried out around the Rombach. We’re also happy to offer you competent guided tours through our Perits or Peritas (expert women and men). Special Biosfera lunch packs are also available on order should you wish one.

Highlights along the route:

  1. River widening at the Palüds in Fuldera
  2. The Mall mill, Sta. Maria
  3. Tessanda hand weaving Val Müstair
  4. UNESCO World Heritage St. Johann Monastery, Müstair

Timetable information

View timetable online

Timetable 90.811


Line 81111 (departing 09.34 h from Zernez) has to be reserved. No additional vehicles are operated for this route. All other routes,  Malles/Mals–Müstair–Zernez (Engadin–Meran route) can not be reserved.

Reserve online

Groups of 10 people or more are required to make a reservation for all routes. Tel. +41 81 856 10 90 Mon–Fri from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Reserve online

Travel dates/Validity

Route open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information

Bicycle transport

Engadin–Meran Route
Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.
You can find more information at Biking and Postbus.

Increased capacity to transport bicycles in the summer.

The 81111 line (departure 09.34 from Zernez, staziun) does not provide bicycle transport. On the remaining stretches Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle.

Advance reservation is recommended and is required for 6 bicycles and more: Tel. +41 81 856 10 90 Mon–Fri from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Wheelchair accessibility

No guarantee of wheelchair access to the postbus

Contact details

Val Müstair
Center da Biosfera
7532 Tschierv

+41 81 850 09 09



With the «Visit the Swiss Parks with PostBus» arrangement, you have the opportunity of discovering Swiss parks and enjoying a wide range of offers.

Pictures: Ivo I. Andri, Müstair