Septimer (Avers-Juf - Septimerpass - Casaccia)
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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.
The hike starts in Avers-Juf. The ascent to Forcellina (2,672 m) leads from Avers-Juf southeastwards through the pasture slopes. At the top of the pass, the view opens up to the south to the Engadine and Bergell mountains. The descent leads past the Leg da Sett to the Septimer Pass (2,310 m), from where you can descend to Casaccia in Bregaglia.
In the Middle Ages, from about the 11th century, the Septimer was 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 came into possession of the territories along the Obere Strasse. This position of power allowed him to direct transit traffic onto "his" road. At the latest the expansion of the Julierstrasse 1820-1826 meant the end for the Septimer as a transit pass. For the region Bivio – Avers – Bergell, however, it had its importance until the 19th century and partly until the middle of the 20th century.
Any hiking trail closures/restrictions or diversions can be found here.
A little refreshment at the Gasthaus Alpenrose in Avers-Juf before the hike.
Hiking equipment and weatherproof clothing.
Avers-Juf - Forcellina - Septimerpass - Casaccia
The villages of Avers-Juf and Casaccia can be reached by PostBus. Further information and timetable information can be found at www.sbb.ch.
Take the A13 motorway to the Avers-Roffla exit. Then 28 kilometres through the Ferrera Valley to the Avers high valley. Plan your journey with the Google route planner.
Free parking in Avers-Juf.
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