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Hiking trail

The Via Albrun is a historical hiking trail that connects the Binntal Landscape Park with the Italian Parco Naturale Veglia-Devero. The highest point at 2409 m is the Albrun Pass.

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A valid identity card or passport is required.
On request we will be happy to put you in touch with local walking guides.


July, August, September, October


21.10 km
Altitude difference ascent
1009 m
Altitude difference descent
778 m
Time required
6 hours 50 minutes
Level technique
Level condition


Starting point
Ernen (Altitude: 1200 m)
Arrival by public transport
Ernen, Dorfplatz Timetable SBB


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Landschaftspark Binntal
Tourismusbüro Ernen
Hengert 17
3995 Ernen
Tel. +41 27 971 50 55



Hotel Ofenhorn

The hotel was built 125 years ago for English visitors - Winston Churchill also stayed in the Binn Valley in 1897.


Ernen village square

The showpiece of Ernen is the village square (Dorfplatz), around which numerous historic buildings are grouped, e.g. the St. Georg tavern (1535), the "Tellenhaus" (1576) with the oldest Tell frescos in Switzerland or the "Zendenrathaus" (dated 1750).

SiteHistorical buildingHistorical place

SAC Binntalhut

The SAC Binntalhütte is situated at an altitude of 2275 m, 20 minutes from the Italian border. The hut has 50 places (dormitory), is open all year round and from June to September the hut is the guarded.

Group accommodationFarm restaurantAlpine hut and shelter

ViaAlbrun 1st day

Walk from Ernen to Binnegga (viewpoint) and then to Ausserbinn. Then the trail continues through the Twingi Gorge to Binn

Hiking trail
Time required: 2 hours 45 minutesLength: 9.00km

ViaAlbrun 2st day

Walk first from Binn to Fäld, a very picturesque hamlet and then finally to the SAC Binntal hut.

Hiking trail
Time required: 3 hours 50 minutesLength: 10.00km

ViaAlbrun 3st day

Crossing the border

Hiking trail
Time required: 3 hoursLength: 9.00km

Alpenblick hotel restaurant

wide range of varied and creative dishes, seasonal dishes, specialities from the region, selected wines, children's menu.


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