Albigna - Forno - Maloja

22.1 km
12:00 h
1578 mhd
1862 mhd
Forno Hütte

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Capanna dell'Albigna

In three days from Pranzaira to Maloja over an alpine pass, past mountain lakes and surrounded by granite peaks along the entire route

Technique 5/6
Fitness 6/6
Highest Point  2975 m
Lowest Point  1793 m
Best Season
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The Sentiero Alpino Bregaglia can unfortunately no longer be walked in its full length, as the Val Bondasca has been closed since 2017 due to the Cengalo landslide.
Here we describe an attractive 3-day hike with two overnight stays in a hut.


Book the Forno and Albigna huts in advance


Trail suitable for experienced hikers without fear of heights


Mountain boots, packed lunch for two days, inner sleeping bag


From the cable car valley station, a beautiful, steep path leads up to the western edge of the wild Albigna Valley. If you are lucky, you can observe bearded vultures, which often circle in this area. The path leads past the imposing gorge at Sasc Prümavaira and then heads flat towards Albigna dam.

Once you have crossed the dam, you can reach the Capanna da l'Albigna via the varied mountain trail high above the lake.

Over the blue and white marked hiking trail it goes up, past the small lakes and over a striking rocky scree ridge to the pass Casnil Sud at 2940 m above sea level. A spot between the small lakes and the Casnil Pass requires some caution, but is equipped with stops and step bars.
From the pass Casnil Sud you can enjoy a magnificent view and look directly at the impressive north face of the Cima dal Cantun. If you are lucky, you can even observe ibex.
From the pass it then goes over loose gravel (formerly in summer steep snowfields; possibly pick picks) down into a wide scree basin. At the end, the path turns left and you soon reach the passage secured with chains and iron steps under the ridge spur of Piz Casnil Ostgrates.
Here good surefootedness is required and to overcome this short but exposed passage. Fortunately, chains and iron brackets are attached. Less experienced users can use a climbing harness with via ferrata set for additional safety.
The chains are assembled at the beginning of each summer. Inform yourself in advance with us. We strongly advise against an inspection without mounted chains.
Over rock slabs, the path continues down to the Forno Valley. The panoramic view over the entire glaciated Forno basin and the wild granite peaks towering behind it is simply breathtakingly beautiful.
After crossing the small bridge, the final ascent to Capanna dal Forno begins. First, the path leads relatively flat up the Forno valley to the south, before it reaches the longed-for destination, the Fornohütte, in steep serpentines through the marginal moraine.

This path has its name not without reason: it offers the most beautiful views of the surrounding landscape and leads past several enchanting mountain lakes, in whose water the nearby mountain peaks are reflected.
This high-altitude trail traverses the entire mountain flank up to the Pizzi dei Rossi and shines with deep views and views of Val Forno and the opposite side of the valley, but also requires caution against steep old snow fields in early summer.
Over the western flank of Pizzi dei Rossi, the path continues into Val Muretto which leads further down into Val Forno.
From here you can reach the picturesque Cavlogsee with the mountain restaurant Alp Cavlog which invites you to stop for a break. On different route variants you now come to the end of this three-day hike in Maloja.


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