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Green Lizard Trail

Theme trailHiking trail
Time required: 45 minutesLength: 2.00 km


All season


Regionaler Naturpark Pfyn-Finges
Kirchstrasse 6
3970 Salgesch
Tel. +41 (0)27 452 60 60
Fax +41 (0)27 452 60 65

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - Superb stroll through the vineyards with a view of the forest of Pfyn/Finges nature reserve

Distance 2 km
Time required 0 h 45
Altitude difference: Ascent 50 m
Altitude difference: Descent 50 m

Directly from the railway station at Salgesch you will find a southern ambiance, with vineyards, rocky steppes and views of the wild Rhone and the Pfyn/Finges Nature Reserve. 8 signposts will give you information about the juxtaposition of natural and agricultural land.
The winemakers have made a quarter of their land available as conservation areas; these now offer a habitat for rare types of vegetation and threatened species of animals. Guided tours can be booked locally.

The best time for the walk is spring and autumn. In the summer months we recommend the tour be made in the morning or evening to avoid the heat.

With the help of the QR codes on the theme boards of the Green Lizard Trail, you can obtain further exciting information.
Or if you prefer analogue, you can get the supplementary information on the printed mini-guide to the Green Lizard Trail (only available in German and French).



2.00 km
Amount untarred route
2.00 km
Vertical heigth
50 m
Altitude difference ascent
50 m
Altitude difference descent
50 m
Time required
45 minutes
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


The trail is signposted from the church in Salgesch.
Option 1: Start at the Nature and Landscape Centre
Follow the cantonal road in the direction of Sierre for 250m - then left over the SBB bridge - follow Smaragdeidechsen-Weg (Green lizard trail) sign posts
Option 2: Start at Salgesch railway station
Take the south exit of the cantonal road and follow for approx. 50m in the westerly direction - cross the road and turning place - turn off right at the next junction - follow Smaragdeidechsen-Weg (Green lizard trail) sign posts (reversed order) - (after post 1 the way back can be taken via the village centre)


There are parking facilities at the church in Salgesch


Starting point
Salgesch (Altitude: 578 m)
Arrival by public transport
Salgesch, Bahnhof Timetable SBB
Salgesch (Altitude: 578 m)
Arrival by public transport
Salgesch, Bahnhof Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Families

The offer has been particularly developed for

  • First cycle (Kindergarten and 1st/2nd grade)
  • Second cycle (3rd - 6th grade, primary level)
  • Third cycle (1st – 3rd grade, lower secondary)
  • Upper Secondary School Classes