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An educational trail - the chestnur forest

Theme trail · Bregaglia
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  • Castagneto
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In Brentan, above Castasegna, huge chestnut trees rise into the sky, forming one of the largest and most beautiful chestnut groves in Europe.
easy
2.6 km
2:00 h
147 m
102 m
Approximately 2000 years ago, the Romans brought the chestnut tree to Bregaglia. The trees prospered in the valley's mild climate. The chestnut forest has an interpretive trail with information panels, which give visitors the opportunity to learn more about the local flora and fauna, the varieties of chestnuts and how they are cultivated.

A stroll through this magnificent forest is a unique and charming experience during every season. In the the spring, the trees are in bloom and their sweet perfume is in the air. In the summer, the large crowns of the chestnut trees are adorned with thick leaves and provide refreshing shade. In the fall, when the forest foliage turns yellow, red and orange, the chestnut pods fall to the ground and you can see the shiny brown fruit inside. From October to November, the chestnuts are collected from the groves and separated from their spiny pods for harvest.

Author’s recommendation

Don't miss the chestnut festival during the month of October.
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Updated: June 16, 2020

Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
834 m
Lowest point
694 m
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Castagneto

Start

Castasegna (695 m)
Coordinates:
DD
46.333633, 9.515179
DMS
46°20'01.1"N 9°30'54.6"E
UTM
32T 539651 5131246
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Destination

Castasegna

Turn-by-turn directions

Simply trail.

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all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public transport friendly

By bus from St.Moritz or Chiavenna to Castasegna.

Getting there

By car.

Parking

There are several free parking spaces in the village.

Coordinates

DD
46.333633, 9.515179
DMS
46°20'01.1"N 9°30'54.6"E
UTM
32T 539651 5131246
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Trekking or hiking boots.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
2.6 km
Duration
2:00h
Ascent
147 m
Descent
102 m
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