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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.

Description

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».

Tip

You’ll find one of Europe’s most beautiful chestnut forests above Castasenga, not far from Soglio. The chestnut educational trail shares interesting facts about the diversity of chestnuts and their cultivation.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Maloja
Destination
Soglio
Direction
One way
Ascent
640 m
Descent
1350 m
Distance
18 km
Duration
5 h 40 min
Duration back
6 h 25 min
Technical requirements
Medium
Physical requirements
Difficult
Season
April - October
Elevation profile
640Meter ascents
1350Meter descents
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Theme
With panoramic view
Signalization
Signalisation in both directions
More information https://www.schweizmobil.ch/en/wanderland/route796...

Map

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Contact

Ente turistico Pro Bregaglia
Strada Principale 101
7605 Stampa

Phone +41 (0)81 822 15 55
info@bregaglia.ch
bregaglia.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

No. 796

Distance

18 km

Duration

5 h 40 min

Ascent

640 m

Travel information: Maloja

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