Bergell: Trail overlooking mountains ideal for climbing

Casaccia

"La Panoramica" is the name of the Bergell mountain trail from Casaccia to Soglio. Like the landscape, the villages are full of contrasts - above all Soglio, the mountain village boasting large 16th to 18th century palaces. The vegetation ranges from a sparse Alpine to a lush Mediterranean flora.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Casaccia
starting point: Public transportation or private car from Chur via the Julier Pass and Maloja pass
Point of arrival: Castasegna
Access point of arrival: Postal bus
Hiking time: 5 - 6 h
Physical fitness: challenging
Difficulty: medium difficulty
Gastronomy: Hotel Stampa: Pizzoccheri served with chestnuts, Hotel La Soglina: Gnocchi Bergell style, lamb filets.

Description

This hiking route has been given a proud name - deservedly. The trail at first leads through the valley along the Maira river and then rises gently in the directionof Durbegia. Later it dips towards the sun terrace of Soglio along the valley flank. Through it all the panorama is defined by High Alpine scenery. Harsh, rough and steep, the granite spires of the Bondascha group rise above the Bergell valley with its lush southern splendor. The landscape - with sparse Alpine to lush Mediterranean vegetation - is full of contrasts, as are the villages, above all Soglio.

Soglio is replete with large 16th to 18th century palaces, built by the Bergellian von Salis dynasty, who gained their wealth in mercenary service. The last stretch of the trail, between Soglio und Castasegna, has a special surprise in store. It leads through wonderful old chestnut forests. On a nature trail the hiker learns about the traditions and culture of Bergell's chestnust harvest.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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