VIA SEPTIMER AN UNFORGETTABLE HISTORICAL TRAIL

 

The Via Septimer with the Via Spluga and Via Bregaglia are three classic and cultural hiking routes in the central Alps which, throughout the centuries, have linked the town of Chiavenna to the towns on the north side of the alps, over the passes of Splugen (2115m), Septimer (2311m) and Maloja(1815m).

 

 

They bring together people from Grigione, Rhaeto-Romance, Walser and the population of Lombardia. Most of the Via Bregaglia, Via Spluga and Via Septimer paths wind their ways gently along old mule tracks which have either maintained their original characteristics or have at least been restored to something like their natural state. 

 

The routes, as well as offering the opportunity to appreciate a piece of genuine history, also permit the walker to get to know a very particular mountain terrain in company with the local population.

The Via Septimer trail connects in 6 stages the historical city of Chur to Chiavenna across the pass of Septimer, walking through Lenzerheide, the Surses valley and the characteristic villages of Savognin and Bivio.

It is possibile to walk or to mountain bike across the Septimer pass in one day only from Bivio, in the Surses valley, to Casaccia, in the Bregaglia valley.

 

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"MTB from Bivio to Casaccia during a sunny day of August, was been a beautiful experience"

 


WHAT TO DO HIKING ON THE VIA SEPTIMER AND IN THE NEARBY REGION

 

ON THE TRAIL

1. Chur the capital of Graubunden, with its historical center.

2. Visit the beautiful town of Chiavenna and eat in the typical Crotti.

3. Take a selfie on the small stones bridge symbol of the Septimer pass.

2. Relax at the alpine lake of Lenzerheide

3. Visit the historical church of St. Peter Mistail.

4. Take a picture of the Castle of Riom and enjoy a fresh bath in the area of the summer lake, a green playground area, in Savognin.

5. Walk trough the woods and the mountain village of the Parc Ela and take a rest at Flix alp.

6. Don't miss a selfie with the stones bridge of the Septimer pass.

7. Enjoy the panorama of the Pizzo Badile north face, in Soglio

8. Visit the architectures of Savogno.

9. Admire the beautiful Acqua Fraggia waterfalls in Piuro

 

 

IN THE NEARBY REGION

1. Climbing and Alpinism on the Piz Badile and in the Albigna valley.

2. Vertemate Franchi Palacein the town of Prosto, a fascinating villa of the XVI century, with an italian garden.

3. Discover the panoramic village of Soglio, the terrace of Val Bregaglia.

4. Ela Park, the biggest natural park of Switzerland, a paradise for wilderness lovers.

5. Ski, Freeride in Lenzerheide, in Savognin, in Bivio and in St. Moritz.

6. Reach by bike or motorbike, the top of the epics Julier pass and Albula pass.

7. Visit the beautiful lakes of Engadin

 


WHERE TO SLEEP IN BIVIO AND IN CASACCIA - HOTELS, B&B, APARTMENTS

 

Bivio is a mountain town and offers hotels and holiday houses. It is possible to find an accomodation also in others villages of the Surses valley.

 

Thanks to pictures, facilities informations and reviews, You can check easly the availability of Hotels, B&B and Holiday Houses in Savognin and book the best solution for You, using this link:

 

BOOKING - HOTELS B&B HOLIDAY HOUSES IN BIVIO - SURSES VALLEY

 

BOOKING - HOTELS B&B HOLIDAY HOUSES IN CASACCIA - BREGAGLIA VALLEY

 


HOW TO GET TO TO THE SEPTIMER PASS

 

The Septimer pass is located in Switzerland between Bivio, in the Surses valley, and Casaccia, in the Bregaglai valley.

Bivio and Casaccia are  reachble by car and are connected by pubblic busses.

By train:

from Thusis or St. Moritz to Tiefencastel, then 50 min by bus to reach Bivio.

from Chiavenna in italy, then 40 min by bus to reach Casaccia.

 

The Septimer pass, 2310m, is reachble by foot or MTB only, 3h by foot from Bivio 1769m, or 3h by foot from Casaccia 1458m.

 

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PREDA BERGUN THE FAMOUS TOBOGGAN TRACK

 

Directly from St. Moritz or Thusis is possible to reach the small village of Preda and the famous toboggan track of full excitement on wooden sledges. 

After a short train ride on the UNESCO train to Preda, you can start the 6km sledging track to the charming town of Bergün

More adventurous sledgers can take the chairlift to Darlux, from where a more difficult trail descends to Bergün.

 

HOLIDAY IN THE CARACHTERISTIC ALPINE VILLAGE OF BERGUN

 
Bergün is almost free of cars during the winter time, only a lot of sledges and people enjoing this quite and carachteristic town, sitting in front of an ice bar or having a dinner in an historical hotel
 
In summer  is possible from Bergün to reach the Engadin valley and St. Moritz driving or biking across the wild and epic Albula pass.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

SAVOGNIN FAMILY RESORT AND NATURE IN GRAUBUNDEN

 

The perfect vacation resort for the whole family.This tranquil town lies in the high sweeping Surses valley, between Tiefencastel, the Julierpass and  the Septimerpass.

 

 

Thanks to its 80km of especially wide slopes, it’s known as the Carving paradise and is also popular for being family- friendly due to the eight children’s playgrounds provided.

32 kilometres of skiing trails await cross-country skiers, while winter hikers will benefit from the 45 kilometres of signposted walking trails. Tobogganing enthusiasts will delight in the numerous toboggan runs which extend up to nine kilometres in length. Snow-shoe trekkers have a choice of six routes.

 

Mountains and landscapes in the nature, discover the Parc Ela

Savognin is located in the center of the Natural Parc Ela, one of the biggest protected area of Switzerland. Mountains, lakes, flowers and wild animals to discover.

 

After an intensive day on the slopes or hiking, the sulphur spring in the nearby thermal baths of Alvaneu offer welcome relaxation in the warm water.

 

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"Walking in summer and winter on the paths that connect the small villages of this green valley "

 

 

 


WHAT TO DO IN SAVOGNIN AND IN THE NEARBY REGION

 

IN THE VILLAGE

1. Ski, Snowbord on the Savognin ski area.

2. Winter and Summer fun with the Cube attractions (sledge, gokart, special bikes)

3. Spend a day in the family area at the lake of Savognin. Swimming, Minigolf, children Playground, free Barbecau areas.

4. Enjoy the Scuntrada street festival every year in august.

 

IN THE NEARBY REGION

1. Events and Festival in the castle of Riom

2. A day trip to the panoramic Sanctuary of Ziteil (by foot only from Salux)

3. Reach the Alp Flix, by foot or bus, a beuatiful location for a day trip.

4. Chur the capital of Graubunden, with its historical center.

5. Discover the nature in the national Parc Ela

6. Relax in the therme of Alvaneubad

7. Hike on the log and historical trails of Via Septimer.

8. Ski, Freeride and Trekking in Bivio and in Engadin.

9. Visit Preda Bergun and UNESCO area of Albulapass with the Glacier Express.

 


WHERE TO SLEEP IN SAVOGNIN AND SURSES VALLEY - HOTELS, B&B, APARTMENTS

 

Savognin is a mountain town and offers hotels and holiday houses. It is possible to find an accomodation also in others villages of the Surses valley.

 

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HOW TO GET TO SAVOGNIN

Located in the Surses valley, Savognin is  reachble by car and is connected by pubblic busses. By train from Thusis or St. Moritz to Tiefencastel, then 20 min by bus.

 

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