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Via Bregaglia - Nature, villages and culture

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The Via Bregaglia leads through the Bregaglia valley, from alpine Maloja at 1800 metres to mediterranean Chiavenna at 333 metres. It's interesting to observe how the climate, smells and plants change along the way.
moderate
Distance 36.6 km
11:00 h
580 m
2,070 m
On the Via Bregaglia you can always choose which direction to take and who how long you want to walk. The Via Bregaglia leads through small villages: the paths connecting them are partly old roads, partly pretty diversified hiking trails. Along the way, museums in Stampa but also in Vicosoprano, invite you to visit them, there are also numerous places to stop for refreshments. Once in Chiavenna, let yourself be spoilt by the Italian hospitality and atmosphere, relax on the piazza and enjoy a well-deserved cappuccino or an aperitif. By the way, with the postbus line 4 which drives through the valley, the hike can be interrupted or shortened at any time.

Author’s recommendation

All points of interest along the trail can be found on bregaglia.ch 

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Update: February 26, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
1,815 m
Lowest point
333 m
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Tips and hints

The package "Via Bregaglia" includes:

Bed and breakfast, luggage transport, packed lunch, a hiking map and of course, a warm welcome. The package can be modified on request: You can freely book the length of the stay as well as the starting location and destination: 

Pacchetto escursionistico Via Bregaglia - Bregaglia Engadin Turismo

Start

Maloja (1,811 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.401880, 9.695557
DMS
46°24'06.8"N 9°41'44.0"E
UTM
32T 553467 5138935
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Destination

Chiavenna (IT)

Turn-by-turn directions

1st Stage: Maloja - Vicosoprano

 The first stage of the historic trail leads through forests and meadows, past historical and natural monuments: the Belvedere tower and the marmitte dei giganti in Maloja, the ruins of the San Gaudenzio church in Casaccia, the Pretorio in Vicosoprano.

2nd Stage: Vicosoprano - Soglio

Along the second stage there are many historical and cultural points of interest: Borgonovo is the birthplace of the famous Alberto Giacometti. In Stampa you can visit the valley museum Ciäsa Granda with the Giacometti-Varlin Hall and in Coltura the Castelmur Palace. The "La Plotta" trail with breathtaking views of the Sciora group and Pizzo Badile will lead you to Soglio.

3rd Stage: Soglio - Chiavenna 

The last stage of the Via Bregaglia hike takes place mainly on Italian territory. Before crossing the border, we recommend the "Il Castagneto" nature trail in Brentan. In Piuro you can refresh yourself at the Acqua Fraggia waterfalls before reaching Chiavenna with its culinary specialties and picturesque old town.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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Getting there

PostAuto nr 4, St. Moritz Chiavenna

Parking

Maloja Orden (free)

Chiavenna station 

Coordinates

DD
46.401880, 9.695557
DMS
46°24'06.8"N 9°41'44.0"E
UTM
32T 553467 5138935
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Author’s map recommendations

Equipment

Hiking shoes, sunscreen, waterproof jacket 

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
36.6 km
Duration
11:00 h
Ascent
580 m
Descent
2,070 m
Public-transport-friendly Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Botanical highlights Flora and fauna Dog-friendly

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  • 3 Stages
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 11.3 km
Duration 3:20 h
Ascent 55 m
Descent 798 m

Historic trail that leads through forests and pastures, past numerous historical and natural monuments. The Belvedere Tower and Glacier Mills in ...

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recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 9.1 km
Duration 3:00 h
Ascent 449 m
Descent 486 m

The paths pass trough the villages of Borgonovo and Stampa, home of the famous Giacometti family and then continuing on to Soglio.

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Hiking trail · Villa di Chiavenna
Via Bregaglia 3rd stage: Soglio - Chiavenna
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3
Distance 15.7 km
Duration 5:15 h
Ascent 475 m
Descent 1,244 m

The last stage of the Via Bregaglia is mostly on Italian soil. However, in front of the border in Brentan is the chestnut forest with an ...

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