A magnificent view of the Lower Engadine with its striking Dolomites as far as Austria and South Tyrol – this is what awaits you on today's hike with Vreni.
Mot da Set Mezdis – translated into German «Hills of the Seven Middays». This means that on the Mot da Set Mezdis you will hear seven midday bells from seven communities, namely Sent, Scuol, Tarasp, Ftan, Ardez, Ramosch and Vnà.
The starting point of our tour is Sent. Sent, mentioned as a village, dates back to the year 930, where it is mentioned in a document as «Vicus Sindes». Since 1879, however, the Engadine village has officially been called Sent.
The ascent from Sent is leisurely along a meadow path starting above the village. The path climbs up in slow hairpin bends to below the woods, then plunges into the coolness of the shady fir trees. After about an hour you cross the road to Alp Telf / Spadla. It continues up through the forest until you reach the plateau of Plan Dartos. Here you have a wonderful view over the Val Sinestra to Zuort and the village of Vnà, which appears as if stuck to the southern slope of the Piz Arina 2828 m above sea level. The Piz Tschütta / Stammerspitz 3245 m a.s.l. and the Muttler 3295 m a.s.l. of Samnaun frame the view powerfully in the background.
Now we tackle the last small ascent, not far away and we are at the top of Mot da Set Mezdis. Arrived at our destination, we sit down comfortably in the grass and wait until 12.00 noon. Sitting quietly, we can really hear the ringing of the seven churches - so beautiful and so contemplative.
Alternatively, you have the possibility to hike up the small road that leads to Alp Telf and Spadla. This small road winds its way up through a sparse fir forest. Below Alp Telf you come out of the forest and have a wonderful panoramic view to the south and the Lower Engadine. At Alp Telf you can take a short break or continue your hike straight away. This is followed by a short, steep ascent, but it is worth it, because a wonderful variety of flowers such as anemones, mannertreu, edelweiss and gentian delight the heart of every hiker.
No matter which way you climb, just the panoramic view over the whole valley, from Nauders to Motta Naluns - you have everything in sight.
A leisurely ride back down into the valley towards Sent. Here you can choose a third way. Below the Prümaran Prà San Flurin the path leads into the forest, which is very varied and offers a fantastic view of the village of Sent.
That was my experience. A small but pleasant walk, with a magnificent view over the Lower Engadine. Viva la Val, Viva Engiadina Bassa.