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In the footsteps of the Romans

Discover with us the traces of earlier crossings of the Alps. About 2000 years ago, Roman soldiers camped on the Septimer Pass. The traces are still recognizable today.


16.08.2024 from 09:15 to 15:45 o'clock
CHF 45.- | Children CHF 10.- incl. Marenda at the Cesa da Sett
Postauto-Haltestelle Bivio Posta

The hiking guide Ruth Pool leads you to the Septimer Pass, where the Romans once camped. On the way through one of the most beautiful high moors, she will go into the history of the pass and show you the special features. 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 slingshot leads 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 from Italy across the Alps for the Roman army. In the summer months, the camp, which offered space for a detachment of about 200 men, was used to secure and maintain the pass. Level: Intermediate Route: 5 h 15 min running time, 15 km, 590 m elevation gain, surefootedness required What to bring: Lunch, something to drink, clothing suitable for the weather and good footwear. How to get there: Bivio is easily accessible by post bus or car Where to stay: We recommend the Hotel Post or the Hotel Solaria in Bivio.
not suitable for strollers, dogs on a leash
Registration deadline: Two days before the event


Postauto-Haltestelle Bivio Posta

Julierstrasse, 7457 Bivio

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