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 altitude that lead from Lago d'Isola to Passit, the route follows the Strada Alta to the peak of the San Bernardino Pass. After a short descent to Pian Lumbrif, a fascinating climb leads to Cassina de Vignun before descending en route to the Fornas area, where you can cool off in the cool waters of Lake Dos.
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 Centre, you will go up to Pass di Passit, then back down towards Confin Basso before reaching the top of the San Bernardino Pass. From here we continue towards Pian Lumbrif (1853 m) past the characteristic mountain lakes, the "Laghitt d'Ardei", before going uphill again towards Cassina de Vignun . The hut is used in the summer months by shepherds who take care of the livestock. The path is smooth and without any particular technical difficulties. Then continue towards Alpe Pian Doss on the path that winds through the Valley of Silence. Before the last climb, which leads to the forest swamp in the Fornas area, it goes along Lake Doss, which in summer is a popular destination for those seeking relaxation and wants to dive into the water of the bathing lake. The last kilometres of the route wind along the shores of Lake Isola, passing by Alpe Portela, where you can buy various dairy products in summer.


If you want to shorten the route, it is easy to overlook the ascent to Cassina de Vignun. Just go straight ahead for a few hundred meters to Pian Lumbrif and you will return to the planned route.


Public Transport

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

Travel time:

from Lugano: about 1h30 from

Zurich: about 3h from Milan: about


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The starting point is only a 5-minute 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 time:


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.

Responsible for this content Ente Turistico Regionale del Moesano San Bernardino, Mesolcina, Calanca.
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