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50 Via Spluga

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500 1000 1500 2000 2500 m km 10 20 30 40 50 60 Burg Ehrenfels Traversinersteg Viamala-Schlucht Zillis-Reischen Kirche St. Martin Clugin Mineralbad Andeer Die historischen Häuser von Andeer Andeer Rofflaschlucht Festungsmuseum Crestawald Sufers Splügen Heimatmuseum Rheinwald
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The ViaSpluga is a culturally historic hiking path which taps the history of the region around the Splügenpass. This direct route from southern Germany to Lombardy has linked the fortunes of the Rhaeto-Romanic, Walser and Lombardy people since the Middle Ages.
medium
69.4 km
23:20 h
2967 m
3307 m
The ViaSpluga runs from Thusis over the Splügelnpass to Chiavenna in Italy. For around 65 km it follows the former main trading route from Thusis into Domleschg in Graubunden.

 Right at the start the trail negotiates the dramatic Viamala, the most famous gorge on the Splügen route. It then leads through Zillis and Andeer, passing villages on the Schamserberg until the inviting valley narrows at the difficult Roflaschlucht gorge. Along the sunny Rheinwald valley floor to the pass village of Splügen (1475 m). From here the route climbs south to the 2115 m Splügen summit and then descends through the gorge in Val Cardinello and forested Val San Giacomo to Chiavenna.

 The route follows historic mule trails, with its most spectacular sections in the Viamala, Rofla and Val Cardinello. Despite its difficulties, the route has been popular since ancient times, already recorded in the Roman Empire’s list of arterial roads as it formed an almost dead-straight link between southern Germany and Lombardy.

 Path and road construction, transport services and trading traffic, spiritual exchange and creative artistic power have influenced the picture of the landscape and settlements, as well as improving living standards and broadening horizons for local farmers. The church in Zillis with its world-famous Romanesque ceiling paintings forms the artistic highlight of this route, which links three Alpine linguistic and cultural regions.

Author’s recommendation

viaSpluga buchen!

Wandern Sie bequem von Unterkunft zu Unterkunft und profitieren Sie vom im Preis inbegriffenen Gepäcktransport. Die Touren können ausserdem mit den öffentlichen Verkehrsmittel vereinfacht werden.

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Author
Daniel Maier
Updated: 2018-06-26

Difficulty
medium
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Altitude
2119 m
311 m
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Tips, hints and links

Gästeinformation Viamala
Bodenplatz 
7435 Splügen
Tel. +41 (0)81 650 90 30
Fax +41 (0)81 650 90 31
info@viamala.ch
www.viamala.ch

Start

Thusis (702 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.698372 N 9.440197 E
UTM
32T 533654 5171740

Destination

Chiavenna (IT)

Turn-by-turn directions

Public transport

Zürich HB - Chur - Thusis

Parking

Parking at Thusis railway station (fee-based).
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Difficulty
medium
Distance
69.4 km
Duration
23:20 h
Ascent
2967 m
Descent
3307 m
Stage tour Nice views With refreshment stops Cultural/historical value Botanical highlights Insider tip

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  • 4 Stages
Hiking trail · Graubuenden

50.01 Thusis - Andeer, viaSpluga

Hiking trail Bergdorf Andeer
2014-03-20
medium Stage 1
17.5 km
6:15 h
1377 m
1097 m
by Romedi Conradin,  Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Graubuenden

50.02 Andeer - Splügen, ViaSpluga

Hiking trail
2014-03-20
medium Stage 2
14.3 km
5:00 h
1011 m
534 m
by Romedi Conradin,  Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Graubuenden

50.03 Splügen - Isola (I), ViaSpluga

Hiking trail Splügen
2014-03-20
medium Stage 3
17.1 km
6:00 h
1008 m
1213 m
by Romedi Conradin,  Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail
2014-03-20
medium Stage 4
20.6 km
6:00 h
351 m
1286 m
by Romedi Conradin,  Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
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