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.
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:
The educational trail of the chestnut forest between Soglio and Castasegna is highly recommended.
Good hiking boots, rain protection
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:
Over the Maloja Pass to Promontogno and then to Soglio.