Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Switzerland  /  Swiss Alps  /  Canton of Graubunden  /  Splugen  /  Scenic Drive  /  Splugen Pass

Splugen Pass, Splugen

5.0
#4 of 11 in Trails in Swiss Alps
Scenic Drive Hiking Trail
The Splügen Pass is a high mountain pass which marks the boundary between the Lepontine and Rhaetian Alps, respectively part of the Western and Eastern Alps.GeographyThe pass road connects the Swiss Hinterrhein valley and Splügen in the canton of Graubünden with the Valle Spluga and Chiavenna in the Italian province of Sondrio, the road continuing to Lake Como. The pass is the water divide between the drainage basins of the Rhine, which flows into the North Sea, and the Po, which flows into the Adriatic. The pass is overlooked by Pizzo Tambo and the Surettahorn, on its western and eastern side respectively. On the Italian side of the pass is Montespluga, a small three street village which is cut off from both Italy and Switzerland during the winter.Since the opening of the San Bernardino road tunnel in 1967, the pass has lost its former importance; it is not kept open in winter. Thanks to its lack of importance it is now a quiet pass where essential portions of the historical roads have survived allowing a good historical review for hikers on the Via Spluga.
Plan to visit Splugen Pass and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Splugen attractions using our Splugen family vacation planner.
Source
Create an itinerary including Splugen Pass
map

Plans in Canton of Graubunden by other users

14 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN July, teens, kids, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in Europe BY A USER FROM PAKISTAN September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Zermatt & St. Moritz BY A USER FROM INDIA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Switzerland SEE PLAN October, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM THAILAND October, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 26 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM THAILAND October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA February, relaxing, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: February, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Sils im Engadin BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, romantic, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, romantic, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM SLOVENIA December, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 10 days in Switzerland BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans

Plan your trip to Splugen

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Splugen

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
CHECK IN - CHECK OUT
TripAdvisor
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor
Reviews
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
33 reviews
  • Drove from Milan to Lucerne in Switzerland via the Alps, and this section is not for the faint hearted especially driving on your own in an unfamiliar rented car on the opposite side of the road to ba...  more »
  • It is one of the most beautiful scenery in Switzerland! To be surrounded by the alps mountain range it gives you a sense of peace. Perfect for a quick run away.  more »
  • Stunning scenery and lots of hairpin bends make this an awesome ride on a motorcycle. All the tunnels are just adding to the magic. Incredible views from the top!  more »