The sublime pass

There's a natural, leisurely pace adopted as we move onwards and upwards on the Spluga, along the ancient way that connects historic Chiavenna, citta slow proudly flying the Orange Flag, to neighbouring Switzerland. Over the centuries the influence of German culture has freely mixed with that of the Mediterranean to which the Spluga has proved to be a door-opening entrée. Right here is a short, active holiday proposal for an opportunity to take on the dizzying Cardinello gorge which over many centuries has seduced travellers and inspired artists and writers from all over Europe.... until eventually reaching the SUBLIME PASS.

DESCRIPTION

First stop Chiavenna, Citta Slow and flying the Orange Flag of Touring Club Italy. An aristocratic, impressive base where highly evocative corners and little ways rich in history intertwine. The native land of the "crotti".
At check-in the hotel will provide the Welcome Kit containing information material and vouchers (for the hotel and museum entry).
First overnight stay.

14.75 km

DESCRIPTION

Having passed through the atmospheric, historic centre of Chiavenna, you take on the sun-kissed climb towards Pianazzola, the village which overlooks the town before taking the path leading to San Giacomo Filippo. From there you head up once again along the Liro river as far as Cimaganda with its enormous boulders, an excellent natural "gym" for lovers of rock-climbing. And it's a particularly interesting stretch too for its range of vegetation, as you pass through the hamlet of Vho towards the "Portarezza" quarter of Campodolcino. Once here we strongly recommend a visit to the Ecomuseum of Via Spluga (MUVIS). The path then follows the Liro once again alongside the impressive waterfall at Pianazzo then climbs further to the wall of the dam at Isola.

DETAILS

LENGTH: 14.75 km

DURATION: 5 h.

HEIGHT DIFFERENTIAL: + 930 m

NOT TO TO BE MISSED

6,5 km

DESCRIPTION

Leaving behind the houses within the village at Isola, take the route that climbs to the right side of the valley, more favoured by the sun. You'll pass through the hamlets of Mottaletta and Rasdeglia, both inhabited. Then the path enters into the gorge itself, crossing the Liro stream and shortly reaches the foot of the most spectacular stretch of the outing with sections hewn out of the rock itself.
And so the mule-track continues up as though attached to the gorge rock-side. In the final stretch, right next to the dam, you move onto an almost perfect form of paving that winds in and amongst the boulders polished smooth by ancient glaciers.

DETAILS

LENGTH: 6,5 km

DURATION: 3,5 h.

HEIGHT DIFFERENTIAL: + 660m

DESCRIPTION

From here, by following the banks of the reservoir it's a straightforward stroll on the level to the village of Montespluga. And of course once there it's possible to go further up on foot to reach the actual Spluga Pass.
(You should envisage another 40 minutes walk, taking in a height differential of +210m to reach a little above 2100m.)
At the Pass or indeed from Montespluga you can catch the bus to return to Chiavenna for your last overnight.

NOT TO TO BE MISSED

THE PACKAGE INCLUDES:
n.3 overnights in double room with breakfast
n.2 packed lunches provided from hotels
Luggage transports from hotel to hotel
Trekking map (1.50:000) and Useful Information leaflet
Free Entries to: the Museum of theVia Spluga in Campodolcino, the Mill of Bottonera or Paradiso botanical garden in Chiavenna, the Vertemate Franchi Palace in Piuro
Via Spluga gadget

PRICES PER PERSON:
Superior Category (A superior room): € 240,00

2 NIGHTS PRICES, PER PERSON:
Package with only one overnight in Chiavenna: € 240,00

EXTRAS:
single room € 22,00 per night/person
Half board € 66,00 (n. 3 dinners, drinks are not included)

REDUCTIONS:
children until 12 years (in parent's room): 30% discount

GROUPS DISCOUNTS:
from 5 to 10 people (one person -20%)
from 10 to 15 people (one person -50%)
over 15 people (one person -100%)

TOURIST CITY TAX:
to pay directly at all the hotels located in Madesimo (Montespluga, Isola and Madesimo).

TERMS OF PAYMENT
At the time of booking , a deposit of 30% of the total amount of the package is requested. The balance to be paid a month before arrival;
Any bank charges incurred are the responsibility of the customer;
Last minute bookings: can be accepted up to one full week prior to arrival. In these cases payment for the total amount of the package is required;
No show: involves the loss of the total amount of the package;

CONDITIONS OF CANCELLATION
30 days prior to date of arrival: nothing to pay
29-15 days prior to date of arrival: payment 50% of the package
14-8 days prior to date of arrival: payment 70% of the package
7 days prior to date of arrival: payment 100% of the package

TRAVEL CONDITIONS
Technical assistance and insurance cover as in law relating to travel agency and tourism “Terra di Confine”

TERRA DI CONFINE
Via Alpetto, 2 – 23022 Chiavenna (SO) – Tel. 034336613 – Fax034330112 – alessandra@tdcviaggi.it
Ragione sociale e sede legale: GUANELLA ALESSANDRA & C. S.A.S. – Via Alpetto, 2, Chiavenna SO – P.IVA: 00871250148
Iscrizione registro imprese: SO-65748 – Licenza: 36357 20/02/2007 – Assicurazione RC: RC ALLIANZ 112367434
Pec: guanellaalessandrasas@pec.it



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Telephone: +39 0343 37485
E-mail: info@viaspluga.com


 

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