viaSpluga shorter hiking tour

A shorter hiking experience which takes you to the very heart of the Alps, from 08th June to 20th October 2024.
A 4 days hiking tour, a genuinely experiential journey for anyone wishing to escape from everyday routines and revitalize those pivotal energies.

From Euro 720,00


Arrival in Thusis.
When you check-in, you will be presented with an additional information pack (one per room) that will contain vouchers for entrance to the points of interest that you will come across en-route and the parking pass. Overnight in Hotel.

15.5 km


We set out from Thusis, a charming and well-disposed little Swiss town in the canton of the Grisons and before very long arrive at one of the most picturesque yet dramatic of environs: the Via Mala gorges. It’s a section which also throws up an alternative, equally ancient route, the Via Traversina, which runs parallel to the Via Spluga but higher up,
even more panoramic in character and with an increased height differential (as on the gpx file to download): this stretch ends at the delightful village of Andeer, hosting its splendidly decorated houses and little cobbled streets.


LENGTH: 15.5 km


HEIGHT DIFFERENTIAL: + 598 m / - 315 m


14.3 km


From the veritable capital of the Romansch language, a somewhat particular Neo-Latin native tongue, we head off for the magnificent, scintillating and foaming Roffla Waterfalls. Then to resume our journey we climb along a path which cuts across the bends of the old road; and once beyond the motorway we enter the welcome calm of spruce woodland with huge trunks guiding us along a path which alternates with up and down tracts.
It will inevitably lead us to to Sufers, a village dating back to the Carolingian epoch, situated in a basin in the valley floor and bordered by rangy mountains.
Following the ancient dirt track we finally reach Splügen, a town which continued to develop over the centuries thanks to commerce in transit through the Pass bearing the same name.


LENGTH: 14.3 km

DURATION: 5,30 h.

HEIGHT DIFFERENTIAL: + 754 m / - 258 m


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.

The package includes
n.5 overnights in double room with breakfast
n. 4 packed lunches provided from hotels
luggage transports from hotel to hotel
Trekking map (1.50:000) and Useful Information leaflet
Free Thermal Bath entry
Free Entries to: the Via Mala Gorge, the St. Martino church and the regional museum in Zillis, the Roffla Gorge, 1 entry to Thermal Bath of Andeer, the Museum of theVia Spluga in Campodolcino, the Paradiso botanical Garden in Chiavenna, the Vertemate Franchi Palace in Piuro
Via Spluga gadget

Prices per person from:
Euro 720,00

The package can be arranged and personalized on request.

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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