Via Spluga (2)


The Via Spluga represents a classic cultural hiking route within the central Alps which throughout the centuries has linked the towns of Thusis and Chiavenna, hence incorporating the Grigionese people, the Rhaeto-Romansch, Walser and the population of Lombardia. Most of the Via Spluga winds its way gently along old mule-tracks which have either maintained their original characteristics or have at least been restored to something like their natural state.
The route, as well as offering the opportunity to appreciate a slice of genuine history also permits the walker to get to know a very particular mountain terrain alongside the local population whose life has been particularly influenced by generations of travellers making their way across the Alpine pass.

The Via Spluga is 65 kilometres in length. It leaves Thusis (720m) by way of the famous ViaMala gorge as far as Splügen (1457m). From this little town it turns towards the south, climbing up to the Spluga Pass at 2115m, which signals the highest point of the route. From here it thus begins its descent, taking in the entire length of Val San Giacomo until reaching Chiavenna at 333m.

You can discover the Via Spluga by enjoying one of a number of packages on offer that includes transport of luggage from one hotel to the next.


From 7th June to 12th October 2014


Standard travel program:

1st Day: Arrival in Thusis (CH), overnight (n.1 double room), breakfast, packet lunch, luggage transportation.

2nd  Day: way  Thusis - Andeer (CH) arrival in Andeer, overnight (n.1 double room), breakfast, packet lunch, luggage transportation.
Way Thusis - Verlorenes Loch - Zillis,  9,5 Km 4 h. (+ 850 m./ - 590 m)
Way  Thusis/Sils - Via Traversina - Zillis, 11,5 km  5 h. (+ 990 m. / -730 m.)
Way Zillis - Andeer circa, 6 km, 1 h. 30 min. (+ 200 m./ - 100 m.)

3rd Day: way Andeer - Splügen (CH) arrival in Splügen, overnight (n.1 double room), breakfast, packet lunch, luggage transportation.
Tratto Andeer - Splugen.  13 km,  5h.  (+ 700 m. / -200 m.)

4th Day: way Splügen - Isola/Madesimo (IT) arrival in Isola/Madesimo, overnight (n.1 double room), breakfast, packet lunch, luggage transportation.
Tratto Splugen - Isola.  15 km, 6 h. 30 min. (+ 700 m. / - 900m.)

5th Day: way Isola - Chiavenna (IT) arrival in Chiavenna, overnight (n.1 double room), breakfast, packet lunch.
Tratto Isola - Chiavenna. 19.5 km,  6 h. (+100 m. / - 1000 m.)

6th Day: return back by public bus to Thusis (extra charged)/departure

The costs of the package includes:
n.5 overnights, n.5 breakfasts, n.4 packet lunch (1 drink, 1 sandwich, 1 chocolate bar, 1 fruit), n.1 trekking map of the itinerary, n. 1 entry to the Rofla Gorge, n. 1 entry to the Via Mala Gorge, n. 1 entry to the St. Martino church and the regional museum in Zillis, 1 entry to thermal bath of Andeer (max. 2 hours), 1 entry to Museo of theVia Spluga in Campodolcino, n.1 entry to Mill of Bottonera in Chiavenna and Palazzo Vertemate Franchi (located in Piuro).

The cost per person is:
Categorie A  Euro 535.00
Categorie B  Euro 430.00
Categorie C  Euro 395.00

Single Room:                  Euro 20.00 per night/person
Half Board Treatments: Euro125,00 (n. 5 dinners)
Dogs on request

Consorzio Turistico Valchiavenna
Piazza Caduti per la Libertà
23022 Chiavenna (SO) Italia
Tel. +39 0343 37485
Fax +39 0343 37361