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.
Distance 38.2 km
Highest point1,815 m
Lowest point333 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.
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:
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.