Monday, February 28, 2011

Traverse of Italy, Bernina-Bregaglia

It's time to rejoin Javier on his traverse of Italy through the Alps of Italy. If you want to catch up on the series read:
Traverse of Italy, Introduction
Traverse of Italy, Alpi Carniche
Traverse of Italy, Dolomites North and Central
Traverse of Italy, Brenta Group and Val di Sole
Traverse of Italy, Ortles-Stelvio, Part I
Traverse of Italy, Ortles-Stelvio, Part II

Javier has a 2 day stage, from Livigno to St. Moritz followed by St. Moritz to Gravedonna, on July 20th and 21st. The stage enters Switzerland and re-enters Italy.

"After leaving Livigno and following the Val Federia, I entered Switzerland by the Passo di Cassana/Pass Chaschauna. From there it was down via Val Chaschauna to the traverse of valley floor along the river In/Inn and ending in St. Moritz. It is an easy day with the exception of the Passo di Cassana/Chaschauna (7.90 km and 870 m climb). During the first part of descent there are several sections that are very complicated in which I had to go on foot."

Val di Federia from the Refugio Cassana
St. Moritz and Lago de S. Murezzan

"On day two of this stage we continue along the river En/In at the foot of the Bernina massif skirting the lakes of Silvaplana and Seg up until the Passo del Maloja. This leads us to the Val Bregaglia from which we descend to Chiavenna and continue on to Gravedona on the northern shores of Lake Como."

Lake Seg

Descent of Passo de Maloja

Val Bregalia

Arrival in Gravedona on the shores of Lake Como

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