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64 Via Sett

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Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren Explorers Choice 
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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.
moderate
Distance 113.5 km
36:53 h
4,020 m
4,276 m
2,311 m
329 m
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.

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Antonella Klee
Update: August 17, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
2,311 m
Lowest point
329 m
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Track types

Asphalt 6.64%Forested/wild trail 36.88%Path 29.13%Road 24.78%Unknown 2.54%
Asphalt
7.5 km
Forested/wild trail
41.9 km
Path
33.1 km
Road
28.1 km
Unknown
2.9 km
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Rest stops

Architecture: Graubünden Museum of Art
Portal. The Restaurant.
Alpine Cheese Dairy Parpan
Bestzeit Lifestyle & Sport Hotel
Kiosk at Heimberg
Post Hotel Löwe

Safety information

Tips and hints

More information coming up on spring 2018

 

Information: 

Infostelle Parc Ela

c/o Savognin Tourismus im Surses

Stradung 42, 7460 Savognin

Tel.: +41 81 659 16 06

info@parc-ela.ch 

www.parc-ela.ch 

 

 

Start

Chur (CH) (585 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'759'478E 1'191'246N
DD
46.853224, 9.529995
DMS
46°51'11.6"N 9°31'48.0"E
UTM
32T 540403 5188990
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Destination

Chiavenna (IT)

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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.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'759'478E 1'191'246N
DD
46.853224, 9.529995
DMS
46°51'11.6"N 9°31'48.0"E
UTM
32T 540403 5188990
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  •  Wander- und Kulturführer Via Sett, Irene Schuler

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Questions and answers

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Rating

4.5
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Michael Schütz
October 11, 2019 · Community
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When did you do this route? October 11, 2019
Thomas Näf
August 08, 2018 · Community
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When did you do this route? August 03, 2018
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Reviews
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
113.5 km
Duration
36:53 h
Ascent
4,020 m
Descent
4,276 m
Highest point
2,311 m
Lowest point
329 m
Multi-stage route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Botanical highlights Insider tip

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  • 6 Stages
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 1
Distance 20 km
Duration 6:36 h
Ascent 1,093 m
Descent 204 m

Unsere Tipps für folgende Etappe der Via Sett: Besuchen Sie im Vorfeld das Bündner Kunstmuseum und geniessen Sie leckeren Kaffee und Kuchen ...

from Antonella Klee,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Arosa Lenzerheide
64.02 Lenzerheide - Tiefencastel, ViaSett
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 2
Distance 12.4 km
Duration 3:22 h
Ascent 120 m
Descent 700 m

Unsere Tipps für folgende Etappe der Via Sett: Der Parc Ela, der grösste Naturpark der Schweiz, welcher die drei Sprachkulturen Romanisch, ...

from Antonella Klee,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3
Distance 12.5 km
Duration 4:30 h
Ascent 812 m
Descent 400 m

Promising walk on dirt paths through a diverse cultural landscape with former agricultural terraces and prehistoric settlement sites

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from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Savognin
64.04 Savognin - Bivio, ViaSett
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 4
Distance 21.4 km
Duration 7:50 h
Ascent 1,442 m
Descent 878 m

Trekking up the Alpine stage through beautiful mountain forests and moorland intact

from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Savognin
64.05 Bivio - Vicosoprano, ViaSett
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 5
Distance 19.6 km
Duration 6:25 h
Ascent 555 m
Descent 1,268 m

In the footsteps of the Romans. He was considered one of the most important Alpine passes in Roman times - the Septimerpass. Emperors, kings, ...

from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
Hiking trail · Bregaglia Engadin
64.06 Vicosoprano - Chiavenna (I), ViaSett
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 6
Distance 23.9 km
Duration 7:30 h
Ascent 631 m
Descent 1,384 m

Cultural walk on well-maintained trails. Journey into the rich historical and cultural past and present of Bergells. Migrate into six stages ...

from Romedi Conradin,   Graubünden Ferien - normierte Touren
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