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Trekking of the Sun

The Blenio Valley is nicknamed the “Valley of the Sun”, from which this stunning high-altitude trail gets its name. 

A multi-day trek that visits enchanting valleys, huts, lakes and which branches off at the foot of the highest peaks and glaciers in Ticino, perfectly served by beautiful and wellkept alpine huts, supervised during the summer. The various stages of this trail are never very long and there is always the possibility of accessing or leaving the trekking route. Part of this itinerary is part of the Alpine Ibex Trail.


  • Waterproof clothing, light and warm
  • Hiking boots
  • Gloves, sun cap, change of clothes
  • Backpack maximum 5-8 kg
  • First aid kit with penknife
  • Sleeping bag for overnight in alpine hut
  • Torch, sunglasses, sun cream, water-bottle
  • Hiking map/topographic map
  • Compass
  • Camera
  • Food
  • Raincover for backpacks


Montagnepulite: This project was born to promote an effective management and sustainable use of mountain huts in Ticino, and in particular the litter management. The responsible management of litter in the mountains is a matter of common sense. We can all contribute: https://www.montagnepulite.ch/en/golden-rules

Alternative routes