Do you know the spallacci epic? These big backpack where the highlanders used to put salt, alcohol and “tax free” tobacco, going from frontier to frontier?
Well, this summer you can jump in history that marked the Alpine Valleys, with the new “Percorso dei Contrabbandieri” (Path of the Smugglers), along trails from Maloja Pass to Valmalenco.
You can follow the tracks of the “traffichini” that from the beginning of 1800 until 1900, they crossed Switzerland and Italy to transport tax free goods and products. Up and down from valleys and passes, risking of dying but also becoming reach.
“Percorso dei Contrabbandieri” is simple and you can go through it on walk in one hour and a half, from Maloja to the south. It is inside a larch forest and it goes to Lägh from Bitabergh, in which you can rest and relax.
During the walk there are several occasions of fun and sport in the nature. Along the way there are 19 point of interest that bring to life the experiences of smugglers, such as the night walking. You could even meet a real one, ready to tell anecdotes and secrets on a walk in the nature…