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Hiking trail

This is a challenging hike in which you climb to quite an altitude. However, you are justly rewarded when you reach the top of the Breithorn as you get a fantastic panoramic view of the region and can marvel at the beautiful Alpine flora.

The hike takes about 7-8 hours and leads from Grengiols to the hamlet of Bächerhäusern and from there, along the old sledging run to the Breithorn. The difference in altitude for this section is 1,200 metres so the ascent is very steep and tiring. The descent from the Breithorn leads you past Furggen. You then proceed to the Alpine foothill village of Saflischmatta. The trail then goes to Hl. Kreuz or Ze Binne where you can take the PostBus back.
If you still have some strength left in your legs, you can take the historical route of the Roman road through the wildly romantic gorge, Twingischlucht, to the tunnel portal. The trail now leads down to Schärtbrigga (Roman bridge). On the other side of the river, the trail climbs slightly through the quiet forest to the Chapel of St. James (Hl. Jakobus) in Blatt. You then continue down the old Roman road past the picturesque hamlet of Hockmatta with its landscape of national significance as well as the hamlet of Viertel after Bächerhäusern.

More informations

You could also return to Grengiols via the extended Tulip Orbit. This path leads along the edge of the forest to the tulip fields and from there back to the village of Grengiols. (Please note: the tulips are only in bloom for two to three weeks in May.)
In Furggen, you can marvel at the newly renovated Maria zum Schnee chapel. It is also worth taking a look at the new, modern chapel in the Alpine foothill village of Saflischmatta.


All season


24.00 km
Altitude difference ascent
1600 m
Altitude difference descent
1600 m
Time required
9 hours
Level technique
Level condition


Starting point
Grengiols (Altitude: 995 m)
Arrival by public transport
Grengiols Timetable SBB
Grengiols (Altitude: 995 m)
Arrival by public transport
Grengiols Timetable SBB


Landschaftspark Binntal
Tourismusbüro c/o Konsum Grengiols
Dorfplatz 9
3993 Grengiols
Tel. +41 027 927 11 20



Twing gorge

This deep gorge used to be a difficult passage in the trade route over the Albrun pass to Italy. Today the old track with small natural rock tunnels and rare flowers offers a spectacular landscape experience.

Natural monumentHistorical placeViewpoint

Hamlet of Hockmatta

The attractively situated hamlet of Hockmatta was first mentioned in 1393 and stands on a once-busy track from Grengiols to Albrun. The few residential and utility buildings encompass an square-like interior, and there is a chapel on its west edge.

Natural landscape / HabitatSite

Grengiols tulips

The botanist Eduard Thommen described them as an independent species. "Tulipa grengiolensis" has been considered since then as a unique species of tulip that only grows in Switzerland. It flowers only in the village of Grengiols and its surroundings.

FaunaFloraNatural landscape / Habitat

Restaurant Grängierstuba

Cosy village restaurant with about 50 seats inside and 20 seats on the village square.


Furggen Alpine Committee

The Furggen Alpine Committee is responsible for the land management of the alp of the same name. The alp of Furggen is known for its traditional cheese production in a large copper vat over an open fire.

Alpine huts offering regional product

Konsumgenossenschaft Grengiols

Die Konsumgenossenschaft Grengiols wurde am 21. August 1910 gegründet. Sie zählt heute 130 Mitglieder und beschäftigt 4 Teilzeitangestellte, welche zusammen 2 Vollzeitstellen entsprechen.