The route from the Engadine to Val Bregaglia across the Maloja Pass unites two completely contrasting geographical environments: the flat approach from the north is followed by a very steep, winding descent into the Val Bregaglia to Soglio. Those wanting to drive from Silvaplana or St. Moritz in the Engadine to the little Italian town of Chiavenna must also negotiate the 400-metre-altitude pass. Along the way, quiet mountain villages and the whole beauty of the Alps await you, from mountain peaks to glacial lakes. In Maloja, it’s worth taking a side trip to Lake Sils, directly bordering the town, or the Cavlocciosee at 1,907 metres above sea level. In Soglio, summer brings glorious days in the Alps, with a view of the majestic peaks of the Sciora Group. The climate and scenery were already appreciated by Rainer Maria Rilke.