The St. Moritz–Maloja–Castasegna–Chiavenna (Maloja–Bergell/Bregaglia Route) takes you through the Upper Engadine and Bergell valleys to Chiavenna in Italy. Enjoy this trip full of cultural and natural opposites and the many attractions you will find along the way.
in0Discover the Engadine lake plateau, the spectacular Bergell Valley and the town of Chiavenna in Italy on the St. Moritz–Maloja–Castasegna–Chiavenna (Maloja–Bergell/Bregaglia Route) (note: a passport or identity card is required to cross the border). The famous resort of St. Moritz offers first-class hotels and exclusive shopping. Take a romantic carriage ride to experience the breathtaking scenery of the Engadine lake plateau and stop at the Nietzsche House in Sils (PostBus stop Sils/Segl Maria, Post Office). Adventures for the whole family, scenic mountain lakes and many glacier mills await you in the family-friendly holiday destination of Maloja (PostBus stop Maloja, Post Office). The top of Maloja Pass marks the crossover into the Bergell Valley, home of the Giacometti family of artists. Giovanni Segantini’s work was also inspired by the beautiful scenery of the Bergell. Visit the Ciäsa Granda museum and Palazzo Castelmur in Stampa to learn about the culture of this region (PostBus stop Stampa, Post Office). From Promontogno, you can take a side trip to the picturesque village of Soglio (PostBus stop Promontogno, Post Office). The Bergell Valley can be explored on foot on the historic Maloja–Castasegna hiking trail. Near the village of Castasegna is a beautiful chestnut forest with an interesting educational path (PostBus stop Castasegna, Vecchia Dogana). The market town of Chiavenna is a perfect place to relax under a palm tree (PostBus stop Chiavenna, Railway Station).
For groups of 10 people and more, reservations through Tel. +41 58 448 35 35.
Late evening connections: Mandatory reservations
Route open all year
Travel-date details/validity: view timetable/timetable information
PostBus Switzerland Ltd
St. Moritz Office
Via Sent 3
7500 St. Moritz
|Tel.:||+41 58 448 35 35|
|Fax:||+41 58 667 49 81|
Bicycle transport fixtures available in/on the vehicle
You can find more information at Biking and Postbus.
Limited wheelchair access to the postbus
Not all vehicles are wheelchair-accessible. For information call tel.+41 58 448 35 35
Explore the area of the Maloja-Bergell (Bregaglia) Route on foot
- on Sentiero Panoramico Val Bregaglia
- on Senda Segantini
Section 2 Bivio–Maloja
Section 3 Maloja–Pontresina
- on the well-marked hiking trail system
or by bicycle
- on the Inn Cycle Path
Section 1 Maloja–La Punt
or by mountain bike
- on the Alpine Bike Route
Section 4 St.Moritz–Bivio
Segantini Museum: alpine art
The grand Italian painter, Giovanni Segantini, spent the last years of his life in Engadine. And the Alps were constantly a popular theme in his works; for which he was honoured, in 1908, with the founding of the Segantini Museum in St. Moritz. Here, many of his works can be admired.
Via Somplatz 30
CH-7500 St. Moritz
|Tel.:||+41 (0)81 833 44 54|
Hotel Palazzo Salis: living in style
Hotel Palazzo Salis in Soglio in the Bergell Valley immediately catches the eye. Built in 1630 by a nobleman, there is still an historic air about it. It is also part of the Swiss Historic Hotels. A lovely garden and an elegant restaurant add to the experience.
Hotel Palazzo Salis
|Tel.:||+41 (0)81 822 12 08|
Nietzsche House: inspiration for artists and philosophers
Nietzsche found strength and tranquility in the Engadine Valley. The building where he lived while staying in the Engadine now houses an exhibit dedicated to the German philosopher. Changing art exhibits on the area and on Nietzsche are also featured.
|Tel.:||+41 (0)81 826 53 69|
Palazzo Castelmur: cultural opposites
The peculiar architectural blend between Moorish and Gothic elements makes this striking palace unique. A museum inside illustrates the life of the Bergell emigrants who became famous confectioners throughout Europe.
Palazzo Castelmur Coltura
|Tel.:||+41 (0)81 822 15 54|