Unspoiled nature, historic villages and lots of culture
The Via Bregaglia leads through the Bregaglia valley, from alpine Maloja at 1800 metres to mediterranean Chiavenna at 333 metres.
It's interesting to observe how the climate, smells and plants change along the way. On the Via Bregaglia you can always choose which direction to take and who how long you want to walk. The Via Bregaglia leads through small villages: the paths connecting them are partly old roads, partly pretty diversified hiking trails. Along the way, museums in Stampa but also in Vicosoprano, invite you to visit them, there are also numerous places to stop for refreshments.
Once in Chiavenna, let yourself be spoilt by the Italian hospitality and atmosphere, relax on the piazza and enjoy a well-deserved cappuccino or an aperitif. By the way, with the postbus line 4 which drives through the valley, the hike can be interrupted or shortened at any time.
Via Bregaglia has been designed as a multi-stage cultivation trail. The trail can be tackled in three or four stages, depending on the number of stops you want to make.
Length approx. 34 km
Height difference in ascent approx. 581 m
Altitude difference in descent approx. 2074 m
1st Stage: Maloja - Vicosoprano
The first stage of the historic trail leads through forests and meadows, past historical and natural monuments: the Belvedere tower and the marmitte dei giganti in Maloja, the ruins of the San Gaudenzio church in Casaccia, the Pretorio in Vicosoprano.
2nd Stage: Vicosoprano - Soglio
Along the second stage there are many historical and cultural points of interest: Borgonovo is the birthplace of the famous Alberto Giacometti. In Stampa you can visit the valley museum Ciäsa Granda with the Giacometti-Varlin Hall and in Coltura the Castelmur Palace. The "La Plotta" trail with breathtaking views of the Sciora group and Pizzo Badile will lead you to Soglio.
3rd Stage: Soglio - Chiavenna
The last stage of the Via Bregaglia hike takes place mainly on Italian territory. Before crossing the border, we recommend "Il Castagneto" Cheastnut trail in Brentan. In Piuro you can refresh yourself at the Acqua Fraggia waterfalls before reaching Chiavenna with its culinary specialties and picturesque old town.
Points of interest along the route
Maloja: Atelier Segantini, Torre Belvedere, Chiesa Bianca
Casaccia: Ruins San Gaudenzio
Vicosoprano: Pretorio, statues la Stria
Stampa: Castelmur Palace, San Giorgio Church, Ciäsa Granda Museum, Infopoint i Bargaiot
Soglio: Gardens of Palazzo Salis, Handicraft Exposition, La Streccia
Bondo-Promontogno: San Martino Church, Molino Scartazzini
Castasegna: Didactic path, Villa Garbald, Borgo Casnàcc
Piuro: Museum of the excavations, Acqua Fraggia waterfalls
Prosto: Vertemate Palace
Chiavenna: Bottonero Mill, Botanical Park, Treasure Museum, Baptistery San Lorenzo
Walk without worries along the Via Bregaglia!
Bookable as package from June to the end of September with at least two weeks notice.
Package Via Bregaglia
4 nights in hotels
3 half board (without drinks)
3 luggage transport from hotel to hotel
3 packed lunches
1 hiking map and detailed documentation
1 parking card
Individual arrival to Maloja (not included in the price)
Arrival in Vicosoprano or Stampa.
Arrival in Soglio,Spino or Castasegna.
Hotel La Soglina, www.lasoglina.ch
Arrival in Chiavenna.
Price for 4 nights up to CHF 785.- per person in a double room and up to CHF 900.- in a single room. The price was calculated with the most expensive hotels. (Price 2021)