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Guided hike: In the footsteps of the Romans

Join us on the Septimer Pass, where Roman soldiers camped about 2000 years ago. Several traces of their crossing of the Alps can still be seen today.


21.10.2023 from 09:15 to 15:45 o'clock
CHF 45.- | Children CHF 10.-
Registration deadline: Two days before the event
Postbus stop Bivio Posta

On the Septimer Pass, at 2340 m above sea level, Roman soldiers camped about 2000 years ago. Excavations were carried out here in 2007 and 2008. Coins, Roman shoe nails and weapon parts of the Roman military were discovered. Of particular interest were slingshots with stamps of the 3rd, 10th and 12th legions. Presumably, these legionnaires were sent from the east to the west of the empire to be used in the Alpine campaign of 15 BC. At that time, the Septimer Pass was an important supply route for the Roman army from Italy across the Alps. In the summer months, the camp, which provided space for a detachment of about 200 men, was used to secure and maintain the pass route.

The hiking guide Ruth Pool will lead you to the Septimer Pass. Along the way, she will go into the history of the pass and show you the special features of the place.

Level: Intermediate

Route: 5 h 15 min running time, 15 km, 590 m altitude difference, surefootedness provided

What to bring: sturdy shoes, clothing suitable for the weather, drink and lunch, sticks and binoculars if required

Getting there: Bivio is easily accessible by post bus or car

Where to stay: We recommend the Hotel Post and the Hotel Solaria in Bivio.


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