Septimer (Avers-Juf - Septimerpass - Casaccia)

Medium
14.3 km
5:30 h
710 mhd
1380 mhd
Avers-Juf
Avers-Juf

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3 passes, 3 languages and the triple watershed open up versatile hiking opportunities and nature and cultural experiences in a confined space.
Technique 3/6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  2672 m
Lowest Point  1454 m
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Start
Avers-Juf, Postbus stop
Destination
Casaccia, Postbus stop
Coordinates
46.445892, 9.579

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Description

The hike starts in Avers-Juf. The ascent to Forcellina (2,672 m) leads from Avers-Juf southeastwards through the willow slopes. At the top of the pass, the view opens up to the south of the Engadine and Bergeller mountains. The descent leads past the Leg da Sett to the Septimer Pass (2,310 m), from where you can descend to Casaccia in bergell.

In the Middle Ages, around the 11th century, the Septimer is considered one of the most important Alpine crossings. The reasons for this were on the one hand geographical-topographical (direct north-south axis), on the other hand political. Through generous imperial donations, the Bishop of Chur had come into possession of the territories along the Upper Road; this position of power allowed him to direct transit traffic to "his" road. At the latest the expansion of Julierstrasse 1820-1826 meant the end of the Septimer as a transit pass. For the Bivio – Avers – Bergell region, however, it was important until the 19th century and partly until the middle of the 20th century.

Any hiking trail closures/restrictions or diversions can be found here.

Geheimtipp

A little refreshment at the Pension Edelweiss in Avers-Juf before the hike.

Ausrüstung

Hiking equipment and weatherproof clothing.

Directions

Avers-Juf - Forcellina - Septimer Pass - Casaccia

Directions

Public Transport

The villages of Avers-Juf and Casaccia can be reached by PostBus. Further information and timetable information can be found at www.sbb.ch

Anreise Information

Avers-Juf
On the A13, take the Avers-Roffla exit. Then 28 kilometers through the Ferreratal to the high valley Avers.

Parken

Free parking in Avers-Juf.

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