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Via Spluga, Chiavenna

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La Via Spluga è un itinerario escursionistico-culturale, che ripercorre duemila anni di storia dei transiti alpini, lungo circa 65 Km, da Thusis (720m) a Chiavenna (333m) attraverso il Passo Spluga. Organizzato per tappe e con supporti logistico-informativi, si sviluppa con continuità di percorso tra gli antichi tracciati ed è fortemente caratterizzato da contenuti storici, etnografici e naturalistici.

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.

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.
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  • The shortest connection between Stuttgart and the lake of Come is via the Spluegen Pass (Via Spluga). Do not try during the winter months as it will most probably closed because a lift is going across...  more »
  • We hiked the Via Spluga from Thusis (Switzerland) to Chiavenna (Italy) on September 2016. It is most definitely one of the most beutiful hikes I've done. The trail itself is very well marked and signe...  more »
  • Wunderfull tiny road, Just driving thru the spluga pass. A lot of nice nature. A well spent day, driving in the mountains at 2115 meter.  more »