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Via Bregaglia 1st stage: Maloja - Vicosoprano

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Map / Via Bregaglia 1st stage: Maloja - Vicosoprano
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Historic trail that leads through forests and pastures, past numerous historical and natural monuments. The Belvedere Tower and Glacier Mills in Maloja, the ruins of San Gaudenzio in Casaccia, the Praetorium of Vicosoprano.

moderate
11.2 km
3:20 h
55 m
798 m

The route Maloja - Casaccia, also called "Malögin", leads along the remains of the ancient Roman road. You walk past the church ruins of San Gaudenzio on the right side of the valley on to Casaccia.

Vicosoprano was the historic main town of the valley. Places of interest in the village are the church of San Cassiano built around the year 1000, the church of Santa Trinità - an early baroque building, the praetorium with the torture chamber, the Salis family tower and the old bridge over the Maira River. At the exit of the village in the direction of Borgonovo the two pillars of the gallows can be found.

Discover the stages:

Author’s recommendation

Before the start in Maloja, a visit to the glacier mills is recommended.

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Bregaglia Engadin Turismo
Updated: January 18, 2018

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1860 m
1063 m
Highest point
Belvedere tower (1860 m)
Lowest point
Vicosoprano (1063 m)
Best time of year
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Equipment

Sturdy hiking shoes, rain protection.

Tips, hints and links

The package "Via Bregaglia" includes:

Bed and breakfast, luggage transport, packed lunch, entrance to one of the valley museums, a hiking map and of course, a warm welcome. The package can be modified on request: You can freely book the length of the stay as well as the starting location and destination: 

http://www.bregaglia.ch/it/vivere-la-bregaglia/le-nostre-perle/via-bregaglia-via-sett  

Start

Infomation office Bregaglia turismo in Maloja (1808 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.402999, 9.695619
UTM
32T 553470 5139060

Destination

Vicosoprano

Turn-by-turn directions

At the information point in Maloja, start walking to the right towards the Belvedere Tower. After a visit to the glacier potholes, walk back down again towards Malögin via a narrow hiking trail at the Belvedere Tower.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

By post bus from St.Moritz or Chiavenna: Line 4 Maloja-Bergell.

Getting there

Over the Julier Pass or Lower Engadin towards Silvaplana and then on to Maloja.

Parking

Free parking is available for hikers on Via Bregaglia, they will receive a corresponding parking card.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Val Bregaglia 1 : 25000, editionmpa by Orell Füssl

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.2 km
Duration
3:20 h
Ascent
55 m
Descent
798 m
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