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Hiking holidays Via Valtellina TO

Hiking: Via Valtellina

A noble drop

The wine must have been something very special, considering the efforts that were necessary to bring the Valtellina wine to the north. The traders crossed countless passes to bring the noble wine to the people of Austria and Switzerland. Perhaps it was not only the prospect of great profit that led the wine merchants to this route, but the beauty of the Grisons as well?

The Via Valtellina takes you from the border with Austria to the idyllic mountain valleys of Dischma and Susauna. You can look forward to the pretty Engadine villages and the glacier mills of Alp Grüm thereafter. High-altitude trails lead you to the Val Poschiavo past the Alps and pastures to Italy, where you can toast to successful hiking days with a glass of Veltliner in Tirano.

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Itinerary

Start your hike with a tour to the small Walser settlement Schlappin. This is followed immediately by a steep climb up to the Walliberg and on a high-altitude trail to Madrisa. You will eventually float back to Klosters with the cable car.

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 10 km
1'185 m
425 m

You leave the idyllic Klosters and hike up to the Wolfgang Pass. A leisurely tour along the shores of Lake Davos completes today's short hiking day. Take some time to visit Davos. The highest city in the Alps has a lot to offer.

approx. 3.5 h
approx. 10 km
570 m
205 m

The murmur of the Dischma stream accompanies you on today's trading route. Only a few Walser houses and stables lie along the way. The small hamlet of Dürrboden used to be a welcome resting place for traders before the arduous walk over the mountains.

approx. 3.5 h
approx. 10 km
515 m
65 m

You face the highest point of the Via Valtellina at the Scalettapass today. A high pass also includes a steep descent. It leads you into the quiet Val Susauna: welcome to the Engadin! From Chapella, you have the option to take the bus to your accommodation in Zuoz. 

approx. 5 to 6.5 h
approx. 15 to 25 km
660 to 880 m
1'025 to 1'185 m

The quiet valleys are followed by the lively villages of the Engadine. Patrician houses with painted facades and hotel buildings from the Belle Epoque line the way here. The tour takes you past La Punt and Samedan to Pontresina.

approx. 5 h
approx. 20 km
310 m
230 m

Surrounded by an impressive mountain landscape from Pontresina through the Val Bernina and over the Bernina Pass to Alp Grüm. Insight into the effects of climate change in Pontresina and Morteratsch and views from Alp Grüm into Val Poschiavo. 

approx. 6 h
approx. 20 km
780 m
480 m

You pass the idyllic Lagh da Palü and the glacier mills of Cavaglia on the way from Alp Grüm into Val Poschiavo. The "pots of the giants" are an impressive witness to the glaciation of the valley.

Visit to the glacier mills of Cavaglia. Then descend to the green valley of Poschiavo. There is plenty of time in the afternoon to discover the small community with its many organic certified farms. 

approx. 3 h
approx. 10 km
40 m
1'160 m

Climb to San Romerio, the alpine settlement high above Brusio. Like an eagle's nest, the hut lies above the valley and is managed on a self-catering basis by Gino and his team. The sunny terrace invites you to rest comfortably after the exhausting days.

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 10 km
1'125 m
340 m

Through mountain forests, across upland pastures and along smugglers’ paths high above the Val Poschiavo from San Romerio via Viano to Italian Roncaiola. Descent through vineyards to Tirano. Appealing Alpine town with an eventful history and southern charm.

approx. 4 h
approx. 10 km
170 m
1'550 m

Tour character

Easy beginning, steep end. While the first stages up to Dürrboden and the passages in the Engadine are easy to negotiate, the Scalettapass and the tour over Alpe Romerio has two highlights that will challenge you, both in terms of your physical condition and the terrain. This tour requires good basic fitness and sure-footedness.

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Prices & Dates

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Klosters
  Season 1
20.06.2021 - 26.06.2021
21.09.2021 - 10.10.2021

every day
Season 2
27.06.2021 - 20.09.2021

every day
Via Valtellina, 11 days TO, CH-GRWKT-11X
Base price
1'259.-
1'329.-
Surcharge Single Room 499.- 499.-

Category: Middle-class hotels & mountain inns (rooms with shared bathroms in Dürrboden and at Alpe San Romerio)

Season 1
Jun 20, 2021 - Jun 26, 2021
Sep 21, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
every day
Season 2
Jun 27, 2021 - Sep 20, 2021
every day
Via Valtellina, 11 days TO, CH-GRWKT-11X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
1'259.-
499.-
1'329.-
499.-

Category: Middle-class hotels & mountain inns (rooms with shared bathroms in Dürrboden and at Alpe San Romerio)

Season 1
Jun 20, 2021 - Jun 26, 2021
Sep 21, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021
Season 2
Jun 27, 2021 - Sep 20, 2021
Klosters
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Klosters
Extra night single room (BB)
Extra night double room (BB)
Tirano
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
75.-
115.-
115.-
75.-
59.-
84.-
75.-
115.-
115.-
75.-
59.-
84.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Klosters
  Season 1
Jun 20, 2021 - Jun 26, 2021
Sep 21, 2021 - Oct 10, 2021

every day
Season 2
Jun 27, 2021 - Sep 20, 2021

every day
Klosters
Extra night double room (BB) 75.- 75.-
Extra night single room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Klosters
Extra night single room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Extra night double room (BB) 75.- 75.-
Tirano
Extra night double room (BB) 59.- 59.-
Extra night single room (BB) 84.- 84.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 10 overnight stays incl. breakfast
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Cable car ride Madrisa – Klosters
  • Carefully elaborated route
  • Detailed travel documents (1 x per room)
  • GPS data available
  • Service hotline

Please note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!

Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Long-term parking with parking card in the Monbiel car park. CHF 10 per day.
  • Return by train via Pontresina and Sagliains to Klosters Platz. Duration: approx. 3.5 h.
Travel documents

Travel documents "analogous"

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit  you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details.
  • Official guidebook «Cycling Switzerland»
  • maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

Travel documents "digital"

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual vouchers

En route you will inform  yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free  apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.

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