Strada Alta, Valle del Silenzio - Trail Running

29.3 km
5:50 h
1171 mhd
1171 mhd
Pass di Passit
verso il Passit

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After the first meters of difference in altitude that lead from Lake Isola to the Passit Pass, the route follows the Strada Alta until you reach the top of the San Bernardino Pass. After a short descent to Pian Lumbrif, a captivating climb leads up to Cassina de Vignun before descending on the path to the Fornas area where you can cool off in the cool waters of Lake Doss.

Technique 5/6
Fitness 5/6
Highest Point  2298 m
Lowest Point  1605 m
Best Season
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The first 16 km of the route follow those of the "Strada Alta" circuit. In fact, from the San Remo Sports Center you climb towards the Passit Pass, you descend towards Confin Basso before reaching the top of the San Bernardino Pass. From here continue in the direction of Pian Lumbrif (1853 m) passing through the characteristic mountain lakes, the "Laghitt d'Ardei", before going up in the direction of Cassina de Vignun. The hut is used in the summer months by shepherds who take care of the livestock. The path turns out to be smooth and without particular technical difficulties. Then continue in the direction of Alpe Pian Doss along the path that winds along the Valley of Silence. Before the last climb that leads to the swamp of the woods in the Fornas area, you skirt Lake Doss which in summer is a popular destination for those who want to relax and dive into the waters of the bathing lake. The last kilometers of the route wind on the shores of Lake Isola passing next to Alpe Portela where in summer you can buy different dairy products.


In case you want to shorten the route, the climb up to the cassina de Vignun is easily missed. Just continue straight to Pian Lumbrif for a few hundred meters and return to the planned route.


Public Transport

The train and postbus connections make San Bernardino easily accessible both from the south (via Bellinzona) and from the north (via Chur).

Travel times:

from Lugano: about
1h30 from Zurich: about
3h from Milan: about 2h30

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The starting point is only 5 minutes walk from the "San Bernardino, Posta" stop.

Anreise Information

San Bernardino is easily accessible thanks to the motorway connections from the north A3 Zurich – Sargans and A13 Sargans – San Bernardino and from the south A2 Chiasso – Bellinzona and A13 Bellinzona – San Bernardino.

Travel times:

from Lugano: 1h
from Zurich: 2h
from Milan: 2h

For traffic information:


You can use the stalls at the Hostel and Nordic Center of San Bernardino.

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