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Bondo - Castasegna - Soglio circular hike

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Easy circular hike from Bondo to Soglio through Castasegna.

moderate
Distance 10.1 km
3:30 h
500 m
500 m
1,097 m
691 m

It is a casual walk, almost entirely on a small road. The path first crosses the plain that spreads out from Bondo to the west, passing a series of beautiful villages. The middle section runs through the forest, at the end of which there is a charming view of Castasegna and the lower part of the Bergell. After crossing the beautiful bridge over the Maira, the trail joins the main road at the beginning of the village of Castasegna. For the ascent to Soglio, we recommend the route through the chestnut forest of Brentan and the curious tunnel through which you can pass under the Caroggia stream by a beautiful waterfall.

Worth a visit : 

  • Church of St.Martino in Bodo
  • Villa Garbald in Castasegna
  • Chestnut forest and the nature trail in Brentan

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy a delicious chestnut ice cream at the Salis confectionery

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Bregaglia Engadin Turismo 
Update: May 05, 2023
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,097 m
Lowest point
691 m
Best time of year
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Track types

Asphalt 27.48%Dirt road 4.43%Forested/wild trail 33.61%Path 29.96%Road 4.49%
Asphalt
2.8 km
Dirt road
0.4 km
Forested/wild trail
3.4 km
Path
3 km
Road
0.5 km
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Rest stops

Hotel Bregaglia

Safety information

To avoid the steep descent from Soglio to Bondo, it is possible to take the post bus.

Start

Bondo (832 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'763'135E 1'133'954N
DD
46.337156, 9.557631
DMS
46°20'13.8"N 9°33'27.5"E
UTM
32T 542915 5131660
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Destination

Bondo

Turn-by-turn directions

At the church of Bondo, turn into the small road, which is wide and well marked by low walls. It leads down the valley along the edge of the forest. In a clearing, a path turns off to the right that leads directly to Castasegna. However, it is better to follow the road. It leads to the huts of Motta (882 m), where you have a beautiful view of the valley. Downhill, across gentle meadows, you reach the huts of Salascé and Casnac before crossing the river Maira to Castasegna (697 m). For the way back via Brentan follow the main road in Castasegna until about a hundred metres before the border (old customs station) and then continue on a small steep road that leads to the square in front of the electricity plant. From here the path climbs gently through the well-known chestnut wood. Further up, the gravel road leads sloping down the slope towards the stream until, after a bend, you are in front of the beautiful waterfall. You have to go through the tunnel, which bends in the mountain and reappears on the other side of the stream. Continue uphill on a rather steep hiking trail to Soglio.  After visiting the picturesque village, you descend to Bondo. To the right of the church of S. Lorenzo, a steep, moderately difficult trail leads through the forest below to the village of Promontogno and from there on to Bondo.

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

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Parking

It is advisable to park the car in the square at the beginning of the village, by the old Palazzo Salis, or in a second car park at the beginning of the road into Val Bondasca. In both cases, follow the municipal roads to the western end of the village.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'763'135E 1'133'954N
DD
46.337156, 9.557631
DMS
46°20'13.8"N 9°33'27.5"E
UTM
32T 542915 5131660
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Equipment

Trekking shoes, poles, water 


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Parts of this content were machine translated using German as the source language


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.1 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
500 m
Descent
500 m
Highest point
1,097 m
Lowest point
691 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Cultural/historical interest Refreshment stops available Flora

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