Sesvenna Alps

The Via Alpina, a long-distance hiking trail, proceeds through the Sesvenna Alps, a subgroup of the Central Alps.

The Sesvenna Alps, called Alpi della Val Müstair in Italian, stretch from South Tyrol until Grisons in Switzerland - and there they are largely embedded in the Swiss National Park - and til North Tyrol in Austria. About two-thirds of the mountains are located on Swiss territory, therefore they are also sometimes called Val Müstair Alps, after the Swiss valley of Müstair.

In South Tyrol only one refuge can be found in these mountains, the Rif. Sesvenna mountain hut at 2,256 m a.s.l., only managed in summer. It is accessible from Slingia near Malles in the Val Venosta valley. The Passo Slingia mountain pass is the most important transition through the mountains of the Sesvenna Alps and leads hikers until the legendary Uina Gorge in the Engadine. Also the Via Alpina proceeds through the Sesvenna Alps, with one stage in the Lower Engadine in Switzerland and another stage towards Tubre in the Val Monastero valley in South Tyrol.

The highest summit of the Sesvenna Alps is represented by Mt. Piz Sesvenna (3,204 m a.s.l.). It is located in the Engadine, just west of the Italian-Swiss border. Also well-known is Mt. Piz Lat, the northern most peak of the mountain group, where the boundary stone of the border triangle Switzerland-Italy-Austria is situated. An important mountain on South Tyrolean territory, however, is the 2,926 m high Cima Undici close by Lake Resia.

Highest peak: Mt. Piz Sesvenna (3,204 m a.s.l.)
Major mountains: Mt. Piz Pisoc, Mt. Piz Tavrü, Mt. Piz Plavna Dadaint, Mt. Muntpitschen, Mt. Foratrida
Area: South Tyrol, North Tyrol (Austria), Grisons (Switzerland)

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