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The crossing of the Pass da la Duana

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The crossing over the Pass da la Duana connects with Soglio and makes for a very interesting hike. The view from the rocky edge of the pass towards the Bondasca mountains is magnificent. The route is also the access point for the ascent of Piz Duan, as well as for the hikes from Casaccia over the Bergalga Pass and the Pass da Roda.
difficult
19.4 km
8:35 h
1,297 m
1,653 m
The view from the rocky edge of the pass towards the Bondasca mountains is magnificent. The route is also the access point for the ascent of Piz Duan, as well as for the hikes from Casaccia over the Bergalga Pass and the Pass da Roda. The springs of the Maira, which flows through the Bergell valley floor, rise in Val Maroz. It is a fascinating valley, thanks to its wildness and remoteness. Even the settlements of the shepherds are absent and are limited to the alpine huts of Maroz Dora and Maroz Dent located in the lower part of the valley.

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there are no refreshments on the route bring sufficient provisions 
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Updated: March 16, 2021
Difficulty
difficult
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Highest point
2,696 m
Lowest point
1,103 m
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Safety information

long route, an early start in the morning is recommended 

Start

Casaccia (1,463 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'771'089E 1'140'039N
DD
46.389888, 9.663144
DMS
46°23'23.6"N 9°39'47.3"E
UTM
32T 550986 5137581
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Destination

Soglio

Turn-by-turn directions

From Casaccia – carpark at the small cemetery – follow the winding road leading up through the forest to the entrance into Val Maroz. The footpath takes a more direct route, and repeatedly cuts back into the road with which it later reconnects on a more level part. After passing the junction at the Septimer Pass, the road turns over a bridge and towards the huts of Maroz Dora (1799 meters above sea level).

Without crossing the stream, follow a wide footpath along the left valley slope. Beyond a grassy meadow lies Maroz Dent. At this point, the path leads downhill and onto a footbridge across the Maira creak. On the other side, you will arrive at a branch in the path: the left path continues to Val da Cam, but turn right instead and walk along the stream. Shortly after, there is a slope between grassy ridges that leads all the way up to the ridge in front of Lägh da la Duana.

The trail branches off to Piz Duan on the left. The transition route to follow, on the other hand, leads along the north bank of the lake and continues into the flat valley. You will later reach the meadows around a second mountain lake, the Lägh da la Caldera, which is the origin of the Maira river. Walk around the right side of the lake and turn south to the rocky edge of Pass dala Duana (2694 meters above sea level). On the southern slope, you will start to descend on the marked path. At the Cadrin Huts, this route meets the trail from Val da Cam and descends on a beautiful old mule track through mostly forest scenery. You will finally come across the mountain terraces Plän Vest (1821 meters above sea level) and Tombal until the final descent to Soglio, where this long hike ends.

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Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'089E 1'140'039N
DD
46.389888, 9.663144
DMS
46°23'23.6"N 9°39'47.3"E
UTM
32T 550986 5137581
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
19.4 km
Duration
8:35 h
Ascent
1,297 m
Descent
1,653 m
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