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Tour Blinnenhorn

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  • Before the highlight of the tour
    / Before the highlight of the tour
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  • Chapel in Mühlebach
    / Chapel in Mühlebach
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  • Mountain village Binn
    / Mountain village Binn
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  • Albrun pass
    / Albrun pass
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  • Scatta Minoia
    / Scatta Minoia
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  • Passo di Nefelgiù
    / Passo di Nefelgiù
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  • Refugio Claudio e Bruno
    / Refugio Claudio e Bruno
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  • / Final ascent to the Blinnenhorn
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  • / View to Blinnenhorn from Gries pass
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  • / Aeginatal
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  • / Mountain village Ulrichen
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The Tour Blinnenhorn is a 7-day circular hike around the 3374 m high Blinnenhorn, including summit ascent. The tour leads from Obergoms through the Landschaftspark Binntal and over the Albun Pass to the Walser colony of Pomatt (Val Formazza) and back to Obergoms.

difficult
108.8 km
39:17 h
7331 m
7303 m

The Blinnenhorn is enthroned at the very back of the Blinnen valley, which leads from Reckingen to the south. The closer surroundings of the mountain impress with their magnificent glaciation. Around the large cold mountain there are several isolated side valleys, such as the Blinnental, the Vallone di Nefelgiù or the Rappental, as well as the populated valleys - the Goms, the Binntal and on the Italian side the Pomatt (Val Formazza).

Worth seeing are the still largely intact mountain villages. The two old trade routes over the Griespass and the Albrunpass connect the Goms with the Italian Pomatt and the Veglia-Devero Nature Park. Today the mountain valleys have to struggle with emigration, a fate that is not new. Already in the 12th and 13th centuries, the Goms was one of the starting points for the emigration of the Walser.

The numerous lakes, the alpine pastures with their diverse flora and the different rock formations make up the charm of the magnificent mountain landscape: the Bättelmatt floodplain landscape, the Oxefeld, a moorland landscape of national importance, the deep blue reservoirs Lago Vannino, Lago di Morasco and Lago di Sabbione as well as the rocks in the most varied colours and shapes.

Author’s recommendation

Get your own impression of this region rich in culture and history, discover the regional peculiarities. Let yourself be spoiled with culinary delights in the evening after a strenuous hiking tour. The numerous restaurants, hotels, shops in the villages and mountain huts offer a wide range of regional and typical products and dishes.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Blinnenhorn, 3372 m
Lowest point
Ernen, village, 1188 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Chäserstatt mountain lodge
Rifugio Bim-Se al Lago (Rifugio Bimmsee), 1778m
Hotel Ofenhorn
SAC Binntalhut
Capanna Corno Gries
Rifugio Eugenio Maragaroli
Bärgkristall Inn

Safety information

The use of the hiking trails is at your own risk. Obergoms Tourismus AG disclaims all liability and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of the information on this website.

Take a map with you or download the complete description of the route with a large-scale map. Use only signposted paths and observe all markings and signs - for your own safety, for the protection of the landscape and in respect for wildlife. Be considerate of other users. Take your rubbish and that of others with you.

Weather conditions in the mountains can change very quickly and without warning. Adequate clothing and provisions (food and drink) are very important. If the weather is unstable, it is better to turn around early. Carry additional sun protection with you. UV rays at high altitudes can be very strong, even when the sky is overcast.

Plan your tour carefully and in detail. Inform yourself in advance about the current conditions and weather conditions. The summer sports report www.obergoms.ch/summer-report provides you with valuable information from the region.

Equipment

We recommend:
  • Good footwear and walking sticks

  • Sun and rain protection and warm clothing

  • Detailed map or information material with good tour preparation

  • Provisions for your day in the great outdoors

  • Pocket pharmacy and mobile phone for emergencies

Tips, hints and links

Start

Reckingen, train station (1315 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.468320, 8.243857
UTM
32T 441946 5146361

Destination

Ulrichen, train station

Turn-by-turn directions

The whole tour is possible in 6-7 daily stages (incl. summit tour to the Blinnenhorn). It can be done in both directions (Obergoms - Ernen - Binntal - Pomatt - Aegina or Obergoms - Aegina - Pomatt - Binntal - Ernen). Start and destination are freely selectable. If the ascent of the Blinnenhorn is planned, this should be planned as the highlight of the tour towards the end of the hike. The hiking times for the individual daily stages range between 4 and 8 hours of pure hiking time.

Further information: www.tourblinnenhorn.ch

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The regional trains of the Matterhorn Gotthard Railway take you from Brig to Reckingen in 1h 03 min. The Goms valley is also easily accessible from the Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt and the Furka base tunnel. The timetables for all trains can be found at www.sbb.ch.

Getting there

From Brig follow cantonal road No 19 (Furkastrasse) for 40km to Oberwald. The Goms valley is also easily accessible from direction Zurich / Lucerne via Andermatt – car transport Furka. 

The timetables for the car transport Furka can be found at www.matterhorngotthardbahn.ch

Parking

Parking spaces are available in the vicinity of the railway station in Reckingen or Ulrichen. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

  • Brochure Tour Blinnenhorn

Author’s map recommendations

Swisstopo maps, scale 1:25'000:

  • 1250 Ulrichen
  • 1251 Val Bedretto
  • 1269 Aletschgletscher
  • 1270 Binntal

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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
108.8 km
Duration
39:17 h
Ascent
7331 m
Descent
7303 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Cultural/historical value Summit route

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