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Hiking trail

Mesocco – Ruina Castello – Soazza

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    Photo: Ente Turistico Regionale del Moesano
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    Photo: Ente Turistico Regionale del Moesano
Map / Mesocco – Ruina Castello – Soazza
450 600 750 900 1050 m km 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4,0 km Länge

Der Spaziergang führt Sie auf der ehemaligen Bahnstrasse von Mesocco zur imposanten Burganlage Castello di Mesocco und weiter nach Soazza.

moderate
4 km
1:30 h
41 m
199 m
all details
Our hiking trail uses the old railway line from Mesocco to Soazza. Passenger transport was banned from the railway line to Mesocco in 1978, goods transport was also banned and discontinued in upper Misox in 1975. From the old train station square in Mesocco, we hike southward to the end of the village; there we cross the street and follow the "Sentiero” (= hiking trail) signs along the train tracks. Passing the new telephone centre, we continue on a slight decline until we cross the stone dam and the mostly dry Runse. Shortly afterwards we turn left to the east; with some steps at places, the path leads to the old canton road.

We follow this for a short time and cross the bridge under the A 13 on the way to Ruina Castello. Passing the restored Chapel of Sta. Maria with its beautiful Christophorus mural, we follow the natural path, “scaling” the castle hill and marvelling at the expansive grounds and the unique view of the entire Misox valley. Then it's back along the same trail to the fork in the path. Now we take the old railway line again and hike through the forest and over the Ri de Verbi ravine. About half a kilometre before Soazza we cross a side-stream again. The tracks then exit the oak wood, and we soon arrive at the former train station square in Soazza, where the post office van stops today.

Author's recommendation

Unterwegs gibt es eine Reihe weiterer historischer Stätte zu bestaunen: die Pfarrkirche San Pietro e Paolo und die Kirche San Rocco in Mesocco oder die Pfarrkirche San Martino mit reicher Bemalung in Soazza.

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Author
Antonella Klee
Updated: 2017-09-06

Difficulty moderate
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Altitude
786 m
624 m
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Historic Sites: Encounter a string of historic sites along a short stretch: these include the parish church of S. Pietro e Paolo and the church of S. Roco in Mesocco; the highlight that is the expansive castle grounds of Castello di Mesocco, the mightiest fortress in Graubünden, enthroned on a mighty rock and visible from far and wide; and the Chiesa Sta. Maria del Castello with beautiful murals dating from around 1460.

Soazza is also home to another important historic building: the parish church of S. Martino, catching the eye from miles away. Inside, you'll find murals, a richly painted wooden ceiling, and magnificent stucco works. Also of note in Soazza are the Capella dell'Addolorata, San Rocco church and the Ospizio.

Start

Mesocco (785 m)
Coordinates:
Geogr. 46.391583 N 9.232972 E
UTM 32T 517911 5137582

Destination

Soazza

Turn-by-turn directions

Mesocco – Ruina Castello – Soazza

Public transport:

Getting there: By PostBus to Mesocco Stazione.

Getting back: By PostBus from Soazza.

Getting there:


Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty moderate
Distance 4 km
Duration 1:30 h
Ascent 41 m
Descent 199 m

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