Lai da Rims Sta. Maria - Umbrailpass

21.4 km
4:30 h
1277 mhd
1277 mhd
Lai da Rims
Val Mora

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Val Mora
Challenging trail to one of the most beautiful mountain lakes in the Alps, surrounded by untouched nature in Val Mora.
Technique 4/6
Fitness 6/6
Highest Point  2680 m
Lowest Point  1402 m
Best Season
Start Sta. Maria, Posta stop
Destination Umbrail Pass, Zoll stop
Coordinates 46.600431, 10.418652



The starting point is Sta. Maria. From here, the hiking trail leads on a forest road through the larch forest up to Val Vau. Here follows a turnoff to the steep but varied ascent to the Lai da Rims, past an imposing waterfall. After two steep steps, the plateau with the emerald blue lake comes into view. From here there are two variants:

Variant 1:

Continue on a challenging trail, which at the end leads over scree to the Piz Umbrail (3032m.ü.M.) and from there on an alpine mountain path back down to the Umbrail Pass. From the Zoll stop, the Postbus goes back to Sta. Maria (Attention: Only a few connections, pay attention to timetable and time arrival!)

Variant 2:

Continue along the Lai da Rims and then up to the saddle of Piz Praveder (detour to the summit possible – great view!). From there, a rocky, sometimes somewhat slippery path leads down to the beautiful Val Mora up to the alpine road. This leads over 8km and 800 meters of altitude back to Sta. Maria.


  • In high season, a taxi goes to Val Vau
  • Military historical relics on the descent from Piz Umbrail
  • Attention: the trail is also used by bikers


The tour was evaluated in favorable weather conditions, the current weather conditions (especially snow) and weather forecasts must be observed before the start of the tour.

emergency call:

144 Emergency call, first aid

1414 Mountain Rescue REGA

112 International emergency call


Trail running equipment, enough to drink & snacks


Variate 1: Sta. Maria – Prà da Vau – Lai da Rims – Piz Umbrail – Umbrail Pass (Postbus stop)

Variant 2: Sta. Maria – Prà da Vau – Lai da Rims – Piz Praveder – Alp Sot – Prà da Vau – Sta. Maria


Public Transport

Sta. Maria: Hourly by Postbus (from Müstair or Zernez).

From 4 July to 6 September, an Alpine taxi runs from Sta. Maria to Prà da Vau. More information at:...

Umbrail Pass: In high season there is a connection at 15:55 to Sta. Maria


Free parking in Sta. Maria, behind the gas station

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