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Old 01-06-2016, 01:48 PM   #16
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Default Re: Switzerland Julier/Albula/Flüela - 550 km FUN

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I actually looked at Soglio for Accom but there was nothing that really suited, I had no idea it was that sort of town!

its now locked into the itinerary, these are the places I am looking for

thankyou!!

Only a 10-min stop along the way...and well worth it.... is Casaccia at the foot of the Maloja Pass. https://goo.gl/maps/i12SYKspg4P2

Coming down the last hairpins, there's a funny tower standing in the middle of a paddock to the west. Here's the only thing I can find online in a jiffy
http://bit.ly/1r2vWF3

Looking at the map below, I circled the tower (footpath leading to it), the zigzag dirt road is the bottom end of the Septimer Pass, an old Roman Passroad , still partially terraced and flag-stone paved with the odd self-supporting bridge, all of it "oxen-width"...6ft.




The tower in Casaccia is the only leftover of a small castle, which mainly acted as a toll-collecting station for the use of the passroad.
Yep, the Romans had it loooong before CityLink...2000 years or so

Definitely worth a quick stop and short walk up the "Ruina".
More info on the "Via Bregaglia" here. http://www.viabregaglia.com/eng/route/00/
The valley turns from Italy-into-Switzerland in Castasegna...try to find accom at the Italian side of the little town...it's quite a bit cheaper.
At the western end of Chiavenna (a few k's down the road) http://bit.ly/1TIZsI9 Camera e colazione= B+B....Mezza pensione = Halfboard....
Pensione completa = full board (brecky/lunch/dinner)
And where ever possible, follow the signs into/ through the little towns (that's actually the old road in that narrow valley), the new bypass-road is quicker but misses all the gorgeous, old + narrow stuff and the actual towns themselves.

If you would end up with about 2hrs spare from Soglio....there's a gently sloping walk through all those chestnut plantations down to Castasegna.
Best is to leave the car in Stampa in the main valley, take the regular Swiss Post-Bus to Soglio, get out at the midway stop, walk ~60mins behind the waterfall and into Castasegna through the meadows and past the tiny storage sheds on their "rock-feet", take the next bus back up-valley to Stampa again.
It makes for an afternoon that'll never be forgotten...and you're there at the best time of year.

http://www.viabregaglia.com/eng/route/00/


Glurns, eh? Just tell me how much time you've got

Sorry to Rudi for derailing the thread, but this sort of stuff doesn't come along often (enough :-)
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Old 01-06-2016, 05:40 PM   #17
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Hi Rudi


we will be staying in Glurns Tues Oct 4 and Castasegna Weds Oct 5, then heading for Tuscany
Glurns? (pricking my ears...) Now I am getting envious also! You're in for a treat. Enjoy, Marty!!!
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Old 02-06-2016, 01:01 AM   #18
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Sorry to Rudi for derailing the thread, but this sort of stuff doesn't come along often (enough :-)
Where's the problem?

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Old 02-06-2016, 01:28 PM   #19
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Only a 10-min stop along the way...and well worth it.... is Casaccia at the foot of the Maloja Pass. https://goo.gl/maps/i12SYKspg4P2

Coming down the last hairpins, there's a funny tower standing in the middle of a paddock to the west. Here's the only thing I can find online in a jiffy
http://bit.ly/1r2vWF3

Looking at the map below, I circled the tower (footpath leading to it), the zigzag dirt road is the bottom end of the Septimer Pass, an old Roman Passroad , still partially terraced and flag-stone paved with the odd self-supporting bridge, all of it "oxen-width"...6ft.


The tower in Casaccia is the only leftover of a small castle, which mainly acted as a toll-collecting station for the use of the passroad.
Yep, the Romans had it loooong before CityLink...2000 years or so

Definitely worth a quick stop and short walk up the "Ruina".
More info on the "Via Bregaglia" here. http://www.viabregaglia.com/eng/route/00/

perfect, definitely on the to see list


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The valley turns from Italy-into-Switzerland in Castasegna...try to find accom at the Italian side of the little town...it's quite a bit cheaper.
At the western end of Chiavenna (a few k's down the road) http://bit.ly/1TIZsI9 Camera e colazione= B+B....Mezza pensione = Halfboard....
Pensione completa = full board (brecky/lunch/dinner)
And where ever possible, follow the signs into/ through the little towns (that's actually the old road in that narrow valley), the new bypass-road is quicker but misses all the gorgeous, old + narrow stuff and the actual towns themselves.

If you would end up with about 2hrs spare from Soglio....there's a gently sloping walk through all those chestnut plantations down to Castasegna.
Best is to leave the car in Stampa in the main valley, take the regular Swiss Post-Bus to Soglio, get out at the midway stop, walk ~60mins behind the waterfall and into Castasegna through the meadows and past the tiny storage sheds on their "rock-feet", take the next bus back up-valley to Stampa again.
It makes for an afternoon that'll never be forgotten...and you're there at the best time of year.

http://www.viabregaglia.com/eng/route/00/
I would love that, her, maybe not, I think I will have to get her walking between now and then

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Glurns, eh? Just tell me how much time you've got
only a day

I cant route it via google maps because its not letting go over some of the pass roads for some reason, it was a few week back

so basically something along the lines of
https://goo.gl/maps/cX3boowN8p82 then down the Umbrail into Grurns, open to suggestions, looking for more picturesque than perfect motorcycling roads ( I cant believe I am saying that)

then up the Stelvio in the morning from the east, Livigno and onto St Moritz.



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Glurns? (pricking my ears...) Now I am getting envious also! You're in for a treat. Enjoy, Marty!!!
we went there in T2 and after a little more researching we also went to Soglio too in T@, now I am really excited, I really loved Soglio

Soglio
http://austouring.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=216
http://austouring.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=217
http://austouring.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=218

Glurns
http://austouring.com/forum/showpost...&postcount=180

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