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Smuggler's Trail

The smuggler trails offer a lovely alpine hiking experience along historically significant trails.

The "Percorso dei Contrabbandieri - Capel, Maloja", stretches over an approx. 1 ½ hour hike from Maloja to the south. Through an enchanted larch forest you reach the Lägh da Bitabergh, where the smugglers' path ends and the mountain lake idyll invites you to rest and linger. Along the way, 17 posts provide exciting insights into the life and work of the smugglers. On the search for the hidden smuggler's goods, you learn to locate yourself in nature, to orientate yourself by the direction of the compass and/or the position of the sun, combined with lots of movement, play and fun in the mountains. The posts are filled with interesting facts about being a smuggler and provide anecdotes from the life of smugglers. They also provide "vital" clues, such as first aid recipes from the great outdoors.

The smuggling experience in Maloja is an ideal combination of movement in nature, experience and learning, as well as fun and games in a family or group. Children and teenagers are motivated to go hiking in the mountains and actively experience the landscape. Also the adults should not get bored. It is an attractive mountain hike that takes you back in time to hundreds of years ago, bringing the history of the region and the lives of earlier generations closer.

Maloja Tourist Information

7516 Maloja

T +41 81 824 31 88