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796 Via Panoramica Val Bregaglia

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A spectacularly scenic high-level trail through the Val Bregaglia. You follow old paths through light mixed forest, over solid granite slabs and always with views of mighty granite spikes touching the sky on the other side of the valley.

This route passes through an inaccessible area and is therefore closed. Current information

closed
moderate
Distance 13.8 km
5:00 h
640 m
1,350 m
A clear autumn morning, shortly after the Malojapass, picturesque surroundings: the gold and dark green of the conifers contrasting with the deep-blue of the sky and snow-white of the summits. Before you lies the Sentiero Panoramico Val Bregaglia, a fantastic high-Alpine hike through one of Switzerland's most remote valleys.

It soon becomes clear that you are hiking on historic paths. The first sign is the 200-year-old ramp on the Roman «Malögin» trading route. Shortly afterwards you cross the monumental Gothic walls of the S. Gaudenzio church ruins. At the beginning some of the unmistakeable hallmarks of civilization succeed in diverting you: the pass road, the mighty dam on the Albigna reservoir, the power lines suspended through the valley like silver threads. But then you enter the silent world of an extensive mixed forest. The path scales the sunny south slope of the valley to become a high-level trail.

At the half-way stage, Alp Durbegia makes an inviting spot to stop, offering tranquil isolation and a spectacular panorama. Opposite, enormous granite spikes soar into the sky: the summit of the Sciora group and the Piz Badile - your constant companions on this high-level trail - exude an air of eternity. Equally solid, the granite slabs that pave the path, cross water courses and lead down skilfully-laid steps towards the valley. The silhouettes of the stone roofs in Soglio reveal themselves in the evening sun. The destination is a museum-like village with the history-steeped Hotel Palazzo and exquisite chestnut specialities, or to quote the artist Segantini: «the threshold to paradise».
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Author
Cordula Seiler
Update: July 05, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Highest point
1,480 m
Lowest point
1,097 m
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Tips and hints

Ente turistico Pro Bregaglia
Strada Principale 101
7605 Stampa
Tel. +41 (0)81 822 15 55
Fax. +41 (0)81 822 16 44
info@bregaglia.ch
www.bregaglia.ch

Start

Maloja (1,455 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'771'193E 1'140'020N
DD
46.389692, 9.664489
DMS
46°23'22.9"N 9°39'52.2"E
UTM
32T 551090 5137561
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Destination

Soglio

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all notes on protected areas

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'771'193E 1'140'020N
DD
46.389692, 9.664489
DMS
46°23'22.9"N 9°39'52.2"E
UTM
32T 551090 5137561
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  • 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
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  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
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  • Emergency contact details
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Status
closed
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
13.8 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
640 m
Descent
1,350 m
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