Distance 17 km
Duration 6 h
Ascent 1000 m
A cultural and long-distance hiking trail through exceptionally charming landscape. This trail is 65km long and runs from Thusis through the Viamala Gorge, the Roffla Gorge and on stone paths over Splügen Pass to Chiavenna. It is on the third leg, from the Walser village of Splügen to Isola in Italy, where you'll find the most beautiful historic remains of trails.
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.
From Splügen, the route leads up the mountain – following some sections of the historic track – with particularly impressive scenery near the top of the pass. After crossing the pass and with the descent to Monte Spluga Lake behind us, another highlight of the tour awaits: the breathtaking Cardinello Gorge. 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.
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
July - October
Over a pass, Along Water
|Suitable for children with age||
10 - 13 years, 14+ Years