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San Bernardino - val Curciusa - Madesimo

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  • / Alpe
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  • / Piz Uccello
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From San Bernardino village you reach the Bocchetta de Curciusa. The way continue in the Curciusa valley.  At the alp Tambo you take the path that take you to Hintertälli, Splügenberg and at the end the lake Montespluga for reach Madesimo.
Distance 33.8 km
12:01 h
2,251 m
2,313 m
From the San Bernardino village you reach the area Acubona. In 2 hours you reach the Bocchetta de Curciusa. The way is advisable for able walker, specialy the part of the way that bring you to the bocchetta de Curciusa 2420m. From the Bocchetta de Curciusa you descend in direction of the alp Tampo where you have the deviation for Madesimo.
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Christian Vigne
Update: January 30, 2021
Highest point
2,548 m
Lowest point
1,540 m

Start

San Bernardino village (1,605 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.461756, 9.190776
DMS
46°27'42.3"N 9°11'26.8"E
UTM
32T 514648 5145371
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Destination

Madesimo (Italy)

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Bus from Bellinzona or from Thusis.

In Madesimo bus that bring you through the Splügenpas to Splügen. After you can take the bus for San Bernardino.

Getting there

Highway from Bellinzona direction San Bernardino

Parking

Car park along the river Moesa in San Bernardino- free

Coordinates

DD
46.461756, 9.190776
DMS
46°27'42.3"N 9°11'26.8"E
UTM
32T 514648 5145371
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

Questions and answers

Question from Lukas Landwehr · June 23, 2020 · Community
Was für Verpflegungs- und Unterkunftsmöglichkeiten gibt es auf dieser Route? Ist ein Biwakieren erlaubt im Val Curicusa? Vielen Dank!
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In den Dörfern San Bernardino, Montespluga und Madesimo gibt es Restaurants, Zimmer und kleine Geschäfte. Neben der Bocchetta di Curciusa befindet sich auf Reservierung auch das neue Biwak.

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Distance
33.8 km
Duration
12:01 h
Ascent
2,251 m
Descent
2,313 m

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