64 Via Sett
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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.
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. The stages can be simplified by public transport.
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Due to the instability of the rocks in the Boca Naira area above Casaccia, the path to Alp Maroz Dora and the Septimer Pass is closed until further notice.
A detour for hikers/mountain bikers is signposted. However, mountain bikers have to get off the bike for this section.
For horses, the diversion is not suitable and impassable.
Crossing the border between Switzerland and ItalyA valid identity card or passport is required to cross the border.
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