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Via Bregaglia 3rd stage: Soglio - Chiavenna

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Map / Via Bregaglia 3rd stage: Soglio - Chiavenna
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The last stage of the Via Bregaglia is mostly on Italian soil. However, in front of the border in Brentan is the chestnut forest with an educational walking trail - a highlight of the hike.

moderate
15.7 km
5:15 h
475 m
1244 m

The first part of the hike leads through the chestnut forest just below Soglio (Plazza and Brentan) with its beautiful old trees. The chestnut trees are still perfectly maintained by the locals and the annual chestnut festival takes place in autumn each year.

Castasegna is also the last village on Swiss soil, after which you already begin to feel the Italian flair.

The hike ends in Chiavenna, "the key of the Alps", which was already an important hub for the Romans on their journey to the Rhine basin. Today, it is a flourishing tourist and cultural town with an exceptionally well-preserved historical city centre.

Discover the stages:

Author’s recommendation

The educational trail of the chestnut forest between Soglio and Castasegna is highly recommended.

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Author
Bregaglia Engadin Turismo
Updated: 01 18, 2018

Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
1098 m
329 m
Highest point
Soglio (1098 m)
Lowest point
Chiavenna (329 m)
Best time of year
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Equipment

Good hiking boots, 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

Soglio (1093 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.342182, 9.537915
UTM
32T 541394 5132208

Destination

Chiavenna (IT)

Turn-by-turn directions

The start of the hike is on the left side of the main road, 300m below the post office. Follow the sign "Via Bregaglia".

Public transport

Public transport friendly

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

Getting there

Over the Maloja Pass to Promontogno and then to Soglio.

Parking

Parking in Soglio is subject to charges. (single stage)
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Wanderkarte Val Bregaglia 1:25000, edionmpa by Orell Füssli

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
15.7 km
Duration
5:15 h
Ascent
475 m
Descent
1244 m
Public transport friendly Multi-stage tour Scenic Family friendly Cultural/historical value Botanical highlights

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