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“Passing the Alps a picturesque way.”
Review of Via Spluga

Via Spluga
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The shortest connection between Stuttgart and the lake of Come is via the Spluegen Pass (Via Spluga).
Do not try during the winter months as it will most probably closed because a lift is going across the street leading to the pass.
Take your time to see the magnificent landscape.
There are some rules to be watched - please do not enter on the tunnels when coming downhill before you are not 100% sure there no traffic coming in your direction. Some of the galleries do not have enough space to let two cars pass. The uphill traffic has the right of way. This may lead to the situation that you have to backup (if there is no car behind you) to give way to the car coming uphill. I have been blocked already for quite some time in such a situation - not amusing!
On the rout down to Chiavenna there are quite a few points to stop and ahem a look at the mountains and look.

Thank Gerhard S
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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We hiked the Via Spluga from Thusis (Switzerland) to Chiavenna (Italy) on September 2016.
It is most definitely one of the most beutiful hikes I've done.
The trail itself is very well marked and signed, so there is no navigation challenge. Having said that, there are a few places along the trail where attention is needed in order not to get off the trail.
Difficulty level is moderate in the sense that you are not climbing mount Everest, but there are many steep climbs and descents, so you do need to be in good shape and have good walking shoes.
It is also recommended to keep an eye on the weather. We climbed to the Spluga pass on a bad weather day (rainy and cloudy). It was a great experience, but temperatures up at the pass was close to zero degrees celcius and very windy, so make sure you bring winter gear with you.
All in all, it is very recommended to those who love hiking.

5  Thank Noam Z
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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

Wunderfull tiny road, Just driving thru the spluga pass. A lot of nice nature. A well spent day, driving in the mountains at 2115 meter.

1  Thank woodhead_2
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Reviewed 6 October 2015

Nice trekking from Montespluga to Campodolcino. Fairly easy. Nice lunch at village restaurant in Isola.

2  Thank MiaEkander
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Reviewed 1 August 2015

Completed the via spluga from Thusis to Chiavenna in 4 days with a group of 9 friends. We booked through viaspluga.com who were brilliant. The walk is probably a 'moderate' with the Coast to Coast and the Inca trail being harder, but this is a beautiful walk, with varied scenery and some fantastic hotels en route. As a group we had a fantastic time, the walks were hard enough to be memorable without being too taxing that you couldn't enjoy the spa, sauna, swimming, eating and drinking afterwards. A great experience!

3  Thank Ian S
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