Obermutten Height Climbing height - length
1864m 1181m - 12.9 km (Sils)
921m - 10.4 km (Punt da Solas)
Difficulty Beauty
4-5 (5) (old road); 3-4 (5) (new road) 4 (5)
How to get there This is a climb not so high, but a real classic for those looking for hard and nice climbs in the Alps. It is also not asphalted, but has long since been climbed by road bikers on the old road even before the new one was built. It is still gravel above Mutten on the main road. The old road is no longer open to general traffic, but can be used by cyclists. You likely arrive for the start from down in Sils im Domleschg (683m). The old road starts just before one of the tunnels (no sign at all) and it is 7.57 km from the turn-off (861m) to the wooden church (built 1718) in Obermutten, which means an average steepness of 13.37%! The climb has lately gotten a bit easier as the last part up to Mutten on the old road now has concrete surface. The new road from Punt da Solas (943m) is easy up to Mutten (with a long tunnel before) and when joining the old road it also becomes a bit hard.
Other comments There is a pass on the main track and then path below the Muttner Höhi (the Walserweg), namely Oberi Furggla (1937m). There is arguably a pass in the other direction too down the other side, but without any pass name (the track down to Zillis/Ziran should be too bad and a man in Zillis old me that 4-wheel drive vehicles has severe problems getting up this side). See also Alp da Stierva (2146m)