50 Via Spluga
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Pùnt da SuransunsPhoto: Demateo
Right at the start the trail negotiates the dramatic Viamala, the most famous gorge on the Splügen route. It then leads through Zillis and Andeer, passing villages on the Schamserberg until the inviting valley narrows at the difficult Roflaschlucht gorge. Along the sunny Rheinwald valley floor to the pass village of Splügen (1475 m). From here the route climbs south to the 2115 m Splügen summit and then descends through the gorge in Val Cardinello and forested Val San Giacomo to Chiavenna.
The route follows historic mule trails, with its most spectacular sections in the Viamala, Rofla and Val Cardinello. Despite its difficulties, the route has been popular since ancient times, already recorded in the Roman Empire’s list of arterial roads as it formed an almost dead-straight link between southern Germany and Lombardy.
Path and road construction, transport services and trading traffic, spiritual exchange and creative artistic power have influenced the picture of the landscape and settlements, as well as improving living standards and broadening horizons for local farmers. The church in Zillis with its world-famous Romanesque ceiling paintings forms the artistic highlight of this route, which links three Alpine linguistic and cultural regions.
Tips and hintsGästeinformation Viamala
Tel. +41 (0)81 650 90 30
Fax +41 (0)81 650 90 31
Public transportZürich HB - Chur - Thusis
ParkingParking at Thusis railway station (fee-based).
- 4 Stages
Stage one of the viaSpluga, the 65 km long classic cultural and long-distance hiking trail, takes you from Thusis through the ...
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 ...
Stage three of the viaSpluga, the 65 km long classic cultural and long-distance hiking trail, takes you from Splügen to the Splügen Pass and ...
The fourth and final stage of the viaSpluga, the 65 km long classic cultural and long-distance hiking trail, takes you from Isola through the ...
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