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50.02 Andeer - Splügen, ViaSpluga

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Stage two of the viaSpluga, the 65 km long classic cultural and long-distance hiking trail, takes you from Andeer to the Roffla Gorge and on past the Crestawald Fortifications Museum to Sufers. Sufers is the oldest village in the Rhine Forest. The trail continues to Splügen, one of the oldest and most typical mountain pass villages in the region of Graubünden.
moderate
14.3 km
5:00 h
1011 m
534 m
The viaSpluga is a cultural and long-distance hiking trail in the  central  Alps  which  has  linked  the  peoples  of  the German, Romansh, French and Italian-speaking regions, as well as the villages of Thusis and Chiavenna. The viaSpluga mainly  follows  historic  mule  tracks,  whose  original structures have largely been preserved or restored. The viaSpluga stretches for a total distance of about 65 km.  

Stage 2 / Andeer-Splügen: There is also a gorge crossing on the itinerary for today's stage. The spectacular path, which  was  sunk  into  the  rock  with  hand  drills,  is characterised  by  dry-stone  walls,  semi-galleries, unlined tunnels  and  walled  galleries.  After  the  Rofla  Gorge we come to Sufers on the reservoir, which was mentioned in a list of the royal goods in Rätien as far back as 831, which makes  it the  oldest village  in the valley.  Today's stage finishes  in  the  characteristic  mountain  pass  village  of Splügen. We recommend a visit to the Rhine Forest Local History  Museum,  which  impressively  documents  the history of transport in the valley.

Author’s recommendation

Today's route is fringed by two reservoirs belonging to the Posterior  Rhine  Power  Company  (Kraftwerke  Hinterrhein AG). The entire system is described on information boards. Take the time to discover the history of the Roffla Gorge, and the Crestawald Fortifications Museum may be open, depending  on  which  day  you're  passing.  Incidentally, Splügen  is  one  of  the  oldest  and  most  characteristic mountain pass villages in Graubünden! The Rhine Forest Local History Museum in Splügen impressively documents the  history  of  transport  in  the  valley  (take  note  of the opening times).
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Author
Romedi Conradin
Updated: June 26, 2018

Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1530 m
Lowest point
984 m
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Safety information

The viaSpluga is a mountain hiking trail. You need to be sure-footed and have a good head for heights (bridges, Cardinello  Gorge)  along  some  sections.

 

Equipment

Appropriate, weather-proof equipment is strongly recommended. 

Tips, hints and links

Viamala Visitor Information
Bodenplatz
7435 Splügen 
Tel. +41 (0)81 650 90 30 
info@viamala.ch 
www.viamala.ch

Start

Zillis, village or Andeer, village ()
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.602513, 9.426130
UTM
32T 532636 5161082

Destination

Splügen, village

Turn-by-turn directions

The viaSpluga is marked throughout from Thusis to Chiavenna as regional hiking trail No. 50, as well as with brown viaSpluga signposts. 

Stage 2: Andeer–Splügen: Heading south out of the village of Andeer, the trail takes you  to  the  Roffla  Gorge  (sightseeing  is  possible). An intelligently  created  route  steers  you  through  the impassable landscape towards the clear valley of the Rhine Forest, past the Crestawald Fortifications Museum, which is a place of historic military interest, and on toSufers. The woodland  passage  between  Sufers  and Splügen, along what's known as the Roman Way, brings the second stage to a magnificent close.

Public transport

By Rhaetian Railway to Thusis, railway station 
By  postbus  to  Zillis,  posta,  Andeer- Heilbad,  Andeer-Tgavugl or Andeer- posta 
www.rhb.ch 
www.postauto.ch (Switzerland)

Getting there

Southbound  on  the  A13/E43,  in  the  direction  of  San Bernardino, "Zillis, Andeer" exit.  Northbound  on  the  A13/E43,  in  the  direction  of  Chur, "Andeer-Zillis" exit. 

Parking

 Zillis, church car park on the banks of the Rhine Andeer, northern entrance to the village Splügen, diagonally opposite the post office.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
14.3 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
1011 m
Descent
534 m
Multi-stage tour Scenic With refreshment stops

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