Via Sett – Traces of history
On foot, like the ancient Romans, over the Septimer Pass. The six stages lead from Chur, Switzerland’s oldest town, via the mountain regions Lenzerheide, Surses, Bivio to the Bregaglia Valley and on to Chiavenna in Italy.
Once the Septimerroute was one of the most important connections across the Alps. Without dramatic gorges it led trough romantic mountain valleys and the relatively easy to master Septimerpass. From Bivio there are just around 600 metres of altitude difference in the ascent, while from Casaccia in Bregaglia around 900. Along the way there are many historical traces of Grison’s history, but also cultural evidence; Giovanni Segantini, for example, lived in both sides of the pass Savognin and Soglio. Architectural monuments such as Plazzo Castelmur or the studio of Giovanni and Alberto Giacometti in Stampa are worth a visit.
The 93km long path is accessible from spring to autumn. The daily walking time (5 - 7 ½ hours) can be shortened by using public transport. The package can be booked flexible according to the number of hiking days or the start and end point: 5 days Via Sett (Chur-Chiavenna) are available from CHF 700, including accommodation in comfortable three-star hotels, half board, daily luggage transport, packed lunch, a hiking map and detailed documentation.