ViaSpluga With Taste - From Montespluga to Chiavenna (self-guided)

Montespluga, SO, Italia

Trekking and gastronomy: the perfect combination to live a tasty and exciting experience along the most evocative stretches of the viaSpluga path. The hiking route is also a journey to discover a wide range of food and wine proposals
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organized by: Consorzio Valchiavenna
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The viaSpluga is a cultural and hiking trail in the central Alps that has been connecting the two towns of Thusis and Chiavenna for centuries with the Graubünden, Rhaeto-Romansh, Walser and Lombard peoples. Most of the viaSpluga winds along mule tracks, where the original structure is largely maintained or has been restored. The itinerary, in addition to favoring the encounter with history, allows you to come into contact with a unique mountain landscape and with the local population, whose life has been marked for generations by the traffic that revolves around the pass. The viaSpluga has a total length of 65 km. Starting from Thusis (720 m), it crosses the famous Viamala gorge to Splügen (1457 m). From the town it turns southwards, going up to the Spluga Pass, which is the highest point of the route, to 2115 m. From here, the descent begins, crossing the entire Spluga Valley up to the 333m of Chiavenna.

 

DAY 1
Arrival in Montespluga in the early evening.
Upon check in, the hotel will provide an envelope containing information material and vouchers (for hotels and admission to museums). Gourmet dinner and overnight stay

Montespluga
Small and cozy (1905 m)
In the small town of Montespluga, where, despite the 1900 meters above sea level, we feel the first breath of Italy and the South, the only hospice and the only church (the chapel of San Francesco d'Assisi, replaced in 1825 from a new construction) of the locality were located until 1841 at the Spluga Pass. Today Montespluga is, both in summer and in winter, a small and welcoming tourist resort with an unmistakable atmosphere.

DAY 2 Montespluga - Isola
Breakfast at the hotel, packet lunch and luggage transport from hotel to hotel guaranteed by the hotel.
Montespluga - Isola section. Arrival in Isola and accommodation in the hotel.

The itinerary starts from the center of the village of Montespluga and runs along the right of the artificial basin to get to one of the two dams and enjoy the special view of the Cardinello Gorge: one of the sections that you remember with the most emotion! A canyoning that was obtained in the past with so much effort, between the looming rock on the left and above the heads and the gorge that sinks to the right up to the waters of the stream. The descent requires caution, but it is still easy and leads to the huts of Sosta, Mottaletta with its elegant wooden huts and finally to Isola.

Dinner in the ancient Stüa of Locanda Cardinello (portal dated 1722), where you can savor the tradition. Overnight

DETAILS
LENGTH: 8 km
TRAVEL TIME: 3 h.
DIFFERENCE IN ALTITUDE: + 40 m / - 870 m

DAY 3 Isola - Chiavenna
Breakfast at the hotel, packet lunch and luggage transport from hotel to hotel guaranteed by the hotel.
Section Isola - Chiavenna. Arrival in Chiavenna and hotel accommodation.

Typical dinner in a characteristic crotto of Chiavenna to enjoy the traditional cuisine!
In-depth information on crotti:
http://www.valchiavenna.com/it/tradizioni-e-artigianato/I-Crotti-della-Valchiavenna.html

From Isola the route crosses a beautiful fir forest, up to Campodolcino and then descends along the Liro stream to discover the Val San Giacomo. You walk along paths between walls and well-kept meadows, passing through chestnut woods and places of historical and religious interest. Chiavenna is reached by a panoramic path that offers a view over the whole of Valchiavenna; through the ancient terraces and vineyards you can see the Alpine town from above, an important historical center still well preserved.

DETAILS
LENGTH: 18 km
TRAVEL TIME: 6 h.
DIFFERENCE IN ALTITUDE: + 160 m / - 915 m

DAY 4
Last day to be able to spend time in the pretty historic center of the town, admire historical beauties and taste gastronomic delicacies.

Tasting of 3 Valtellinesi wines and show cooking preparation of Valtellinesi pizzoccheri… with tasting. Organized by a wine shop and local chef in the typical area of ​​the historic center of Chiavenna.

Individual return at your own expense

Restrictions

Bookings from 12 June to 24 October

Included In The Price
  • Luggage transport from hotel to hotel
  • Specific documentation (trekking map and useful information)
  • Entrance to: Museum of Via Spluga and Val San Giacomo, Mulino di Bottonera or Paradiso botanical park, Palazzo Vertemate Franchi Gadget via Spluga
  • 3 nights in hotel (superior room - Categ. A) with breakfast
  • 3 special dinners (one of which in the typical Crotto di Chiavenna)
  • n. 1 Wine tasting with show cooking (preparation of pizzoccheri by a chef) tasting
  • 2 Packet Lunches provided by the host hotels
Excluded From The Price

- TOURIST TAX: to be paid directly on the spot in the hotels of the Municipality of Madesimo (Montespluga, Isola and Madesimo).

- Return at your own expense

- Anything not specified in 'included in the price'

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The Valchiavenna Tourist Consortium contributes to the enhancement and promotion of the natural, artistic, historical, monumental beauties of the valley to make them better known and appreciated as well as to promote and operationally manage events, competitions, conferences, public shows, trips, excursions and any other initiative of cultural, recreational, tourist and sporting interest aimed at animating and culturally enriching the area. It also deals with the care, editing, printing and dissemination of advertising material, catalogs, tourist maps, posters, sports and cultural bulletins and newsletters also via the internet.

The Valchiavenna Tourist Consortium contributes to the enhancement and promotion of the natural, artistic, historical, monumental beauties of the valley to make them better known and appreciated as well as to promote and operationally manage events, competitions, conferences, public shows, trips, excursions and any other initiative of cultural, recreational, tourist and sporting interest aimed at…