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Maloja–Bergell/Bregaglia route

The Maloja–Bergell/Bregaglia route takes you through Upper Engadin and Val Bregaglia to Chiavenna in Italy. Enjoy this journey full of cultural contrasts, and discover the numerous sights along the way.

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A Postbus travels along the lakes in Upper Engadin. © Georg Aliesch
A Postbus travels along the picturesque Lake Silser. © Georg Aliesch

Attractions along the route

Experience a trip through Val Bregaglia. The journey starts in St Moritz and takes you over the Maloja Pass to the market town of Chiavenna. Discover additional highlights in Sils, Stampa, Promontogno and Soglio, and learn more about the farming culture in Val Bregaglia.

Highlights

  • Spa Town St.Moritz
  • Engadin lake plateau
  • Sils: The Nietzsche House (PostBus stop: Sils/Segl Maria, Posta)
  • Stampa: “Ciäsa Granda” valley museum, Palazzo Castelmur in Stampa (PostBus stop: Stampa, Posta)
  • Picturesque village of Soglio (PostBus stop: Promontogno, Posta)
  • Chestnut nature trail (PostBus stop: Castasegna, Vecchia Dogana)
  • The market town of Chiavenna

Photos © Engadin St. Moritz Tourismus, © BREGAGLIA Engadin Turismo, © Milo Zanecchia

The Via Panoramica trail in Val Bregaglia

The Postbus from St Moritz or Chiavenna will drop you off conveniently in Casaccia, where you will find the beginning of the romantic “Sentiero Panoramico” trail. This path leads you through lush natural surroundings and repeatedly opens up onto breathtaking views of the sun-facing side of the Bregaglia range.

After crossing the bridge over the Maira Valley, you will reach the small water reservoir of Löbbia. From there, a slightly downhill stretch takes you towards Barga. You will then hike through evergreen and birch woods to Roticcio, where you will finish the first section of the route. Passing through steep meadows and dense fir woods, you will make your way to Durbeggia. Once there, we recommend taking a break to enjoy the incredible view over the Bondasca Valley, with its mighty peaks. Through a narrow path you will reach the next stop in Parlongh. There you will emerge from rocky wilderness to the sight of the church tower and surrounding houses of Soglio.

Just below Soglio, between Plazza and Castasegna, you can find Europe’s largest chestnut forest. In autumn, fragrant blue-tinged smoke rises from the small huts in which the chestnuts are dried (known as "cascine") and wafts through the thick-trunked trees with their red-gold leaves.

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Duration

5 hrs

Level of difficulty

Medium

Distance

14 km

Altitude difference

+ 580 m / − 950 m

Starting point

Casaccia, Villaggio

Destination

Soglio, Villaggio

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