via Spluga Compact

From Switzerland to Italy (8th June to 20th October): 2 days of hiking taking in two differing countries. An abbreviated proposition to discover the uniqueness of the historic viaSpluga and in particular focusing on the Cardinello Gorge: undoubtedly one of the most engaging and exciting stretches. Created long ago through the heroic exploits of local mountain people it provides exhilarating canyoning opportunities, set between the harsh rock looming both on the left and up above then to the gorge itself plunging down to the coursing waters of the torrent.

From Euro 370,00


Arrival in Splügen, a town which continued to develop over the centuries thanks to commerce in transit through the Pass bearing the same name.
A wonderfully preserved village.
When you check-in, you will be presented with an additional information pack that will contain vouchers for entrance to the points of interest that you will come across en-route. Overnight in Hotel.

17 km


Alpine pastures with breathtaking panorama of the surrounding peaks, avalanche barrier tunnels and well-maintained, cobbled/paved mule-tracks are all set to feature along this high-altitude and expansive section, enhanced by the heady fragrance of blooms as we move up from the village on the northern slope of the Pass prior to the descent on the Italian side to the village of Montespluga, where you can breathe in the atmosphere of times past.

From the village of Montespluga the route takes on the right side of the reservoir in order to reach one of the two dams and to appreciate some spectacular views over the Cardinello Gorge: this is one of the most dramatic sections guaranteed to linger long in the memory.
It’s a route which was not created without considerable exertions over the years, with the imposing rock faces to the left and up above and the steep gorge plunging away to the right where the torrent itself courses. The descent requires a certain amount of caution but it’s not demanding and leads us gently towards the typical wooden mountain dwellings (baite) of Sosta, Mottaletta and finally to Isola.


LENGTH: 17 km

DURATION: 6,30 h.

HEIGHT DIFFERENTIAL: + 736 m / - 946 m


19,4 km


From Isola a wander through attractive fir woodland beckons and Campodolcino lies in wait.
A section which is practically all downhill in nature, following the route of the Liro torrent and introducing the hiker to the joys of Val San Giacomo: we’re wandering along pathways between well-tended dry-stone wall and meadow, through chestnut groves and taking in places of considerable historical and religious interest. We approach Chiavenna along a path with magnificent panorama over the length of Valchiavenna; from the age-old terraces hosting traditional vineyards you catch your first glimpse of a very special Alpine community, with its immaculately preserved historic centre.


LENGTH: 19,4 km


HEIGHT DIFFERENTIAL: +134 m / - 1060 m



The final day in which to spend time in the attractive historic centre, to admire the centuries-old buildings, frescoes and charming piazza, and of course enjoy local, traditional food delicacies with an accompanying glass of wine.

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 Paradiso Botanical Garden in Chiavenna, the Vertemate Franchi Palace in Piuro
viaSpluga gadget

Euro 370,00

Single room € 40,00 per night/person
Half board on request
Dogs on request

children until 12 years (in parent's room, B&B): 30% discount

from 6 to 10 people (one person -20%)
from 11 to 15 people (one person -50%)
over 16 people (one person -100%)

to pay directly at all the hotels located in Madesimo (Montespluga, Isola and Madesimo), Campodolcino and Chiavenna.

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;

30 days prior to date of arrival or more: management fees, euro 25,00 per person
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

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

Optional medical/luggage insurance

Via Alpetto, 2 – 23022 Chiavenna (SO) – Tel. 034336613 – Fax034330112 –
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

Consorzio per la promozione turistica della Valchiavenna
Telephone: +39 0343 37485


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