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Smugglers' Trail

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    Photo: David Müller, Engadin St. Moritz
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    Photo: David Müller, Engadin St. Moritz
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    Photo: David Müller, Engadin St. Moritz
  • / Lägh da Bitabergh
    Photo: David Müller, Engadin St. Moritz
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Through an enchanted larch forest, 17 posts provide an insight into the life and work of the smugglers.
easy
1.3 km
1:30 h
121 m
56 m
The "Percorso dei Contrabbandieri - Capel, Maloja", stretches over an approx. 1 ½ hour hike from Maloja to the south. Through an enchanted larch forest you reach the Lägh da Bitabergh, where the smugglers' path ends and the mountain lake idyll invites you to rest and linger. Along the way, 17 posts provide exciting insights into the life and work of the smugglers. On the search for the hidden smuggler's goods, you learn to locate yourself in nature, to orientate yourself by the direction of the compass and/or the position of the sun, combined with lots of movement, play and fun in the mountains. The posts are filled with interesting facts about being a smuggler and provide anecdotes from the life of smugglers. They also provide "survival" clues, such as first aid recipes from the nature.

For one and a half centuries, from the beginning of the 19th century until well into the 20th century, smuggling was an important source of income for the population, especially in Bergell and the Engadin. A wide range of goods was smuggled, especially food and luxury goods, which allowed good business to be done and made life in the once very barren mountain valleys more pleasant.

 

More information
Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus AG
Via San Gian 30
CH-7500 St. Moritz
Phone: +41 81 830 00 01 
E-mail: allegra@engadin.ch 
internet: www.engadin.ch 

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After the smugglers' trail, the barbecue sites at Lake Cavloccio invite you to a cosy picnic.
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Updated: July 09, 2020
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
1,870 m
Lowest point
1,751 m
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Start

Maloja, Orden (1,791 m)
Coordinates:
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46.393944, 9.693072
DMS
46°23'38.2"N 9°41'35.1"E
UTM
32T 553284 5138052
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Destination

Lägh da Bitabergh

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Public transport

Public transport friendly

Coordinates

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46.393944, 9.693072
DMS
46°23'38.2"N 9°41'35.1"E
UTM
32T 553284 5138052
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.3 km
Duration
1:30h
Ascent
121 m
Descent
56 m
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