The Stundenweg trail connects the Son Jon Monastery in Müstair (Switzerland) with the Monte Maria Abbey in Burgusio, Malles in Val Venosta - a border-crossing hiking experience in two parts.
Image gallery: Hours’ Trail - from monastery to monastery
The Val Müstair is the western side valley of the Val Venosta. From a linguistical and political viewpoint, the valley at the Rio Ram river, an affluent of the Adige river, is split in two: The lower part round Tubre (Taufers im Münstertal) is located in Italy and is German-speaking, while the upper part belongs to the municipality of Müstair, the official language of which is Romansh.
The walk is varied and interesting from a cultural historic and scenic view and provides a great view of the Upper Val Venosta. The information panels of the Hours' Trail also provide encounters with historical, natural historic and spiritual topics. As the walking time for the 20 km long trail is more than 6.5 hours and the visit to the monasteries as well as the breaks also take some time, we decided to split the tour in two, ideal for a two-days walk.
Please note: due to rockfall and the constant risk of rockfall the section from Müstair to Laudes has been permanently closed! Only the section from Laudes to Monte Maria (Burgusio), that's to say stage 2, is open. (updated: February 2021)