Alps: Via Spluga – 200 years back in history
The road from Coira to Chiavenna through the Splugen Pass (2115m) has been the most preferred route from Germany to Italy in the past up to the 19th century. The pass is located in one of the narrowest parts of the Alps and acts as a gate between the Lake Constance and Lake Como basins and the Rhine and Po river valleys. Two centuries after the route has seized being of economic use, it has emerged as one of the most popular leisure walking routes in the world. Retrace the footsteps of the merchants of old and enjoy the stunning natural beauty of this classic self-guided hiking route. Explore magnificent landscapes, charming towns and rediscover the ancient travel methods.
Duration6 Days I Tour Difficulty: 3 (of 5)
What is included3* category accommodation in hotels and local inns, in en-suite rooms incl. breakfast (halfboard supplement optional upon extra payment (check the Rates & Remarks for details); luggage transfers; detailed maps and museum brochures; entry to the Rofla Gorge, entry to the Via Mala Gorge, entry to the St. Martino church and the regional museum in Zillis, entry to thermal bath of Andeer (max. 2 hours), entry to Museo of the Via Spluga in Campodolcino, entry to the Mill of Bottonera in Chiavenna, entry to Palazzo Vertemate Franchi in Piuro.
What is not includedDrinks, other meals and transfers, tourist tax (payable locally)
Best periodmid-June, July, August, September, mid-October
Day 1. Arrival.
Day 2. Thusis/Sila - Andeer (9.5km, 4hrs, +850m/-600m OR 11.5km, 5hrs, +1000m/-750m OR 6km, 1.30hrs, +200m/-100m)
Day 3. Andeer/Zillis - Splugen (13km, 5hrs, +700m/-200m OR 19km, 6.30hrs, +900m/-300m)
Day 4. Splugen - Isola (15km, 6,30hrs, +700m/- 900m)
Day 5. Isola - Chiavenna (19,5km, 6,30hrs, +230m,/-900m)
Day 6. Departure