|Starting point:||Splügen Dorf|
|Getting to the starting point:||Auto auf A13 (Chur–Bellinzona) und Bus ab Chur und Bellinzona|
|Back from the destination:||Bus ab Isola und Splügenpass nach Splügen (wenige Kurse, nur im Sommer)|
|Difference in elevation:||Aufstieg 1000m, Abstieg 1200m|
|Hiking time:||Splügen–Isola (I): 6h25 / Splügen–Splügenpass: xxxh|
|Season:||Juli bis Oktober|
|Note: ViaSpluga ist signalisiert als Wanderland-Route Nr. 50. Es ist möglich, auch nur einzelne Teilstücke zu wandern, ab Splügen oder Splügenpass.|
History is experienced at every turn – as long as 2000 years ago the Via Spluga was the main link between the Grisons and Italy. People, goods and ideas found their way from Thusis over the Splügen Pass to Chiavenna and back. It is thought that in the early 19th century up to 2000 mules hauled goods from Munich to Milan over the adventurous Via Spluga every month.
If you want to follow the Splügen stretch all the way, it is best to leave your back unencumbered - if you so wish, your luggage can be transported to the next stopover on the route.
Before the third section of the trail from Splügen to Isola, it is well worth going on a little escapade to the world famous Viamala Gorge. But even those who give this a miss are not left unrewarded, for once past the top of the Splügen Pass the breathtaking Cardinello Gorge is the highlight of the tour. The wildest part of the trail, it had to be wrested from the rock and leads adventurously down to the picturesque village of Valle San Giacomo, where it ends up at the little hamlet of Isola.
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.