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64 Via Sett

Medium
113.5 km
36:55 h
4020 mhd
4276 mhd
64 Via Sett Gesamttour (6 Etappen)
64 Via Sett Gesamttour (6 Etappen)

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Museumskaffee Chur
It was considered to be one of the most important Alpine passes in Roman times - the Septimerpass. The focus of this cultural and long-distance trail is on the different linguistic cultures and diversity of natural scenery in the three valleys.
Technique 3/6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  2311 m
Lowest Point  329 m
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Start

Chur (CH)

Destination

Chiavenna (IT)

Coordinates
46.853224, 9.529995

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Description

Traders, armies, kings and emperors all crossed the Alps via the Septimer route. Its advantages were the convenient location with a direct north-south link and ideal topographical conditions. Finds of lead slingshot on the Septimer bear witness to the fact that the Roman army made early use of the pass. Above all in the High Middle Ages, the Septimerpass was one of the most important trading routes and brought wealth to the Bishop of Chur. Today, one of Switzerland's most diverse cultural and long-distance hiking routes travels over what was once an arduous Alpine crossing. From Chur to Chiavenna in Italy, it gradually traces a chequered history and leads through three different cultural regions. The natural setting is just as varied. There is plenty to discover, the open space of the high plateau in the Surses, the rocky landscape at the head of the Septimerpass and the Mediterranean mountain valleys of Bergell and Valchiavenna.

Geheimtipp

The Via Sett is accessible from mid-June to mid-October, depending on weather conditions. The 93 km long long-distance hike from Chur (CH) to Chiavenna (IT) can be hiked in 6 or 7 daily stages. The average walking time per day is 4 - 7 hours, and the stages can be simplified by public transport.

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Sicherheitshinweis

There are currently no safety instructions

Ausrüstung

Crossing the border between Switzerland and ItalyA valid identity card or passport is required to cross the border.

Directions

Directions

Public Transport

All stage destinations Via Sett are accessible by public transport (train or bus). Partial Reservations are required. The return from Chiavenna can be done via Splügenpass or Maloja to St. Moritz.

Anreise Information

From Chur on the highway to Thusis. Savognin over Tiefencastel to Thusis.

Parken

Parking is available at the station in Thusis. There are a number of parking spaces.

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