history-steeped hiking trail from Maloja to Castasegna

Walking tip: history-steeped hiking trail from Maloja to Castasegna

Starting in Maloja, the trail soon reaches the glacial mills and the ruined Belvedere tower. The steep descent towards Bregaglia (German name: Bergell) takes you along the remains of a Roman road.

Arrival

By Postbus to Maloja

The hike

Starting in Maloja, the trail soon reaches the glacial mills and the ruined Belvedere tower. The steep descent towards Bregaglia (German name: Bergell) takes you along the remains of a Roman road. The trail continues on the right-hand side of the valley, through the ruins of the Church of San Gaudenzio, to Casaccia.

Crossing over the Orlegna Bridge to the left-hand side of the valley, the trail leads across dry pastures to the tiny village of Löbbia and up to the viewpoint at Ca d'Faret. The route then continues along the old Settimo Pass (Septimerstrasse) from Röivan to Pranzaira. The trail takes you through Motta to Vicosoprano, from where it is just a short 15-minute walk to the little village of Borgonovo. The Church of San Giorgio is located just outside the village, on the main road to Stampa.  In Stampa you can visit the Ciäsa Granda Valley Musuem, which displays an array of interesting information about the valley's culture and natural habitat.

Walking along the right-hand side of the valley, the trail leads you to the hamlet of Coltura and the village of Caccior, before embarking on the relatively steep ascent up the stone path to Soglio. The descent to Promontogno begins just below the church in Soglio. There is a route on both sides of the valley from Promontogno to Castasegna: Following the short ascent to the ruins of Castelmur and the Church of Nossa Donna, the trail leads downhill, through Bondo and on to Castasegna. The trail on the right-hand side of the valley takes you past an impressive waterfall, through the famous chestnut groves, and via the hamlet of Spino, to your destination.

Hiking times (in sections)

  • Maloja (1,815 m) – Casaccia (1,458 m) approx. 2 hrs.
  • Casaccia (1,458 m) – Vicosoprano (1,067 m) approx. 2½ hrs.
  • Vicosoprano (1,067 m) – Stampa (994 m) approx. 1 hrs.
  • Stampa (994 m) – Soglio (1,097 m) – Promontogno (821 m) approx. 2½ hrs.
  • Promontogno (821 m) – Castasegna (686 m) approx. 1½ hrs.

Return journey

From any PostBus stop in Bregaglia

Price

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Timetable information

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Reservations

For groups of 10 people and more, reservations through Tel. +41 58 341 34 92

Late evening connections:
Mandatory reservations

Travel dates/Validity

Route open all year
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Bicycle transport

Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle

Special comments:
The transportation of bikes is restricted. There is no guarantee of transportation. During the summer months, there is increased capacity for bicycle transportation. It is not possible to make reservations for bikes.

Wheelchair accessibility

Limited wheelchair access to the postbus

Special comments:
not all services are wheelchair-accessible. For information, pleasecall +41 58 341 34 92

Contact details

PostBus Ltd

Telephone
+41 58 341 34 92

E-mail
stmoritz@postbus.ch

Mondays through Fridays
8.00–12.00 h and 14.00–17.00 h

Photo: Bregaglia Engadin Turismo