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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
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R75 Rifugio Schiazzera » Tirano
  |   3h20   |   8 km   |   0 m   |   1540 m

From the Schiazzera hut, the path downwards is initially a trail, then a military mule track and then a dirt track to Prà Fontana pasture. The track narrows after that and ends at the hamlet of Baruffini, where buckwheat and rye were once grown (bus service), and meandering through Valtellina vineyards, the trail takes the walker into Tirano (train, state road 38).

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
Rifugio Schiazzera
2080 m
| CD  4 km / 1h40
Prà Fontana
1216 m
| ABC  2 km / 0h55
800 m
| AC  2 km / 0h45
437 m
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Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
The Via Alpina trail follows the same route as the Sentiero Italia trail.
Useful topographic maps
  • 676, 94 ~ Kompass (50000)
  • 211 ~ Multigraphic (25000)

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  • Claude - 2022-07-21
    Pour info il n’y a pas de bus à Baruffini. Descente dans les vignes jusqu’à Tirano
  • POPEYE GG - 2020-08-12
    Vendredi 21 juin 2019
    Une belle descente, même si nous nous sommes un peu fourvoyés lors de celle-ci (balisage pas top); après, on évite de remonter et on fait des variantes qui rallongent! Titano mérite la visite.
    Hébergement à l'hôtel Corona, près du centre, pas cher (DP 64€, bière comprise).
  • Daniel - 2018-08-27
    You will arrive in Tirano early afternoon. Ask the tourist office at the station to call Lori. Then go to Lori's (she will speak Italian or French), through the railway tunnel 10 minutes walk, and put down your sack there. Spend the rest of the day visiting the Palazzo's in the old town.
  • Berta - 2018-06-19
    In Tirano nette Unterkunft: B&B Lori, Via Ragazzi del 99 n 12. Tel.: 00393204296065. Freundlicher Empfang. 10 Minuten vom Bahnhof entfernt.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Nice accommodation in Tirano: B & B Lori, Via Ragazzi del 99 n 12. Tel .: 00393204296065. Friendly welcome. 10 minutes from the train station.
  • John from bath - 2014-07-13
    The direct way from Rif Schiazzera to Poschiavo is 711m up, 1740m down, 23.1 km, about 7 hours. It is signed and marked but not much used. It leaves the route to Tirano at Alpe Ghiaccia. There are a few fallen trees to scramble over, but keep following the signs to San Romerio. In the other direction, the signs have the small place names.
  • Elisabeth - 2014-03-18
    Après le refuge Schiazzera, le sentier est très dégradé.
    Pour ceux qui randonnent en complète autonomie, je signale qu'on ne trouve pas de cartouches de gaz à Tirano (!) qui est pourtant une grande ville. Heureusement, on en trouve au village de Poschiavo, à la "ferramenta" Yenny.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The refuge Schiazzera the trail is very deteriorated. For those who are trekking in complete autonomy, I note that we can not find a gas cartridges to Tirano (!) Although this is one big city. Fortunately, we find the village of Poschiavo, the "ferramenta" Yenny.
  • Secrétariat international Via Alpina - 2013-06-19
    @Bertrand : voir le lien ci-dessus dans nos FAQ, pour des cartes d'occasion vous pouvez poster une annonce sur notre page Alpina.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    @ Bertrand: see link above in our FAQ, for the occasion cards you can post an ad on our page / Via Alpina.
  • Bertrand - 2013-06-11
    Je souhaite acheter les cartes qui correspondent aux étapes R74 à R86;Merci de votre aide.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    I want to buy the cards that correspond to the steps R74 to R86, Thanks for your help.
  • Martin Schreiber - 2010-11-02
    There's a shortcut to avoid going down to the valley. The shortcut goes directly from Rif. Schiazzera to Poschiavo on a hiking path which is the destination for the next day trip. More details are drawn on the Via Alpina map at Rif. Schiazzera. However, the hiking path is a kind of overgrown. Sometimes you have to climb over trees.

    Instead of staying in Poschiavo, you can continue your hiking trip to Selva. There's an accomodation which also offers a mattress for hikers. Also the food was really good!!!

    More Information:
    +41 (0)81 844 07 46
  • murmel - 2010-07-26
    Weg ab Schiazzera Richtung Tirano, Höhe 2100 bis 1800 m im Juli 2010 wirklich sehr zugewachsen: Bäume, Sträucher und mehr. Wir würden _jetzt_ einen Weg von der Hütte Schiazzera direkt auf der Fahrstraße Richtung Tal nehmen.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Schiazzera direction away from Tirano, height 2100 m and 1800 m in July 2010 really overgrown. Trees, shrubs and more We would take directly _jetzt_ a path from the hut Schiazzera on the driveway towards the valley.
Last update : 2019-12-16