Spectacular hiking route to the Binn Valley


Magnetite from Binn Valley<br> (Mischa Crumbach, designbyearth.com)

Magnetite from Binn Valley
(Mischa Crumbach, designbyearth.com)

Dolomite from Lengenbach, Binn Valley<br> (Mischa Crumbach, designbyearth.com)

Dolomite from Lengenbach, Binn Valley
(Mischa Crumbach, designbyearth.com)

Where the vast Obergoms region turns into a narrow gorge leading to the Untergoms, the Binn Valley opens up. It is popular with amateur geologists. It's not only the nearly intact Walser villages with their dark wooden houses, but also the spectacular backdrops between Grengiols and Fäld, as well as the rich vegetation and the natural mineral deposits (one of Europe's largest finds of this kind), that make this hike a superb experience of nature.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Grengiols
End of tour: Binn
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Distance: 17 km
Total altitude meters: 1003 m
Biking time: 5:30 (hours, minutes)
Elevation start of tour: 995 m
Elevation end of tour: 1400 m
Culmination point: 1699 m
Season: -
Gastronomy: Restaurants in Grengiols, Binn (Historical Hotel Ofenhorn"), Fäld
Overnight: Hotels in Binn (historical Hotel "Ofenhorn"), Fäld.
Various: The mineral mine in Lengenbach, Geology Trail Imfeld - Lengenbach. Roman Bridge across the Binna River
Access starting point: By train from Brig of Göschenen (KB 610)
Access point of arrival: Binn


Grengiols - Ried - Blatt - Steinmatten - Ze-Binne - Binn - Giesse - Mineraliengrube - Fäld - Binn

The hike from Greniols along the Binn River to the mineral mine of Lengenbach in the uppermost section of the Binn Valley opens up to spectacular vistas, a nature paradise that let's visitors' hearts beat faster.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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