Via Bregaglia and Via Sett
Nature, villages and a lot of culture
The Via Bregaglia leads as a valley path through the Bergell, from the alpine Maloja at 1800 meters to the Mediterranean Chiavenna (333m). It is fascinating to observe how climate, smells and plants change along the way. About halfway, at Promontogno, there is a hill across the valley that the locals call "Porta", the gate. Above, "sopraporta", there are spruces, larches & birches, it gets rougher and sometimes there is snow in March; below, "sottoporta", there is a mild climate, here are the first palm trees. On Via Bregaglia you can always choose which direction to take and which section to go.
The Via Bregaglia visits the small villages: the paths between them are partly old roads, partly pretty and comfortable paths. On the way there are museums to visit (especially in Stampa, but also in Vicosoprano) and there are many places to stop for a bite to eat (note: in the low season some restaurants and hotels are closed, even the shops are not always open). It is also practical that the bus line 4 drives through the valley, so one can stop or shorten the hike at any time.
Following the footsteps of the Romans
Along the way you can admire magnificent alpine scenery with a rich history. The trail derives its name from Passo del Settimo, a pass made famous by the Roman conquerors.During spring, summer and autumn, the trail is walkable and stretches a total of 93 km. The hike can take up to 5 days to complete. There are options to shorten the individual stages (5 to 7.5 hours of walking daily) by taking public transport.The walk begins in Thusis, Grisons, and continues through Ela Park. After passing over the Settimo Pass, you continue walking down through Bregaglia until you reach Chiavenna, Italy. The grand landscapes and rich history give the feeling of "traveling through time."Via Sett offers many accommodations that include breakfast, luggage transfers, snacks, a map and, most importanly, a warm welcome. The package can be customized to fit the duration of your stay and departure & arrival points.For more information on booking and route description, please visit the website: