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Walk Erschmatt - Leuk

Hiking trail
Time required: 2 - 4hLength: 8.20 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 - From Erschmatt follow the hiking trail in the direction of Leuk and soon arrive at the High Bridge. Then plunge into the fire-red magnificence of the smoke bushes. After go along the bank of the river to Leuk railway station.

Plunge into the fire-red autumn
From Leuk railway station take the bus to Erschmatt. Before starting towards Leuk stroll leisurely through the narrow alleyways in the old village centre and try to find the one or two houses that utilise a rock face as a wall of the house! Many old barns and granaries can be admired here, one is even on stilts that are 2m high!
Follow the hiking trail in the direction of Leuk and soon you will arrive at the High Bridge. Since the continuation of the walk does not go over the bridge, a small detour is recommended, since the view into the Feschel gorge should not be missed. 
Back on the path again towards Leuk and then you finally plunge into the magnificence of the fire red smoke bushes on the rocky steppes. You can enjoy this spectacle right down to the bank of the Rhone. Afterwards go west along the bank of the river until you reach the Leuk railway station.



8.20 km
Altitude difference ascent
200 m
Altitude difference descent
800 m
Time required
2 - 4h
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Starting point
Erschmatt (Altitude: 1228 m)
Arrival by public transport
Erschmatt, Dorf Timetable SBB
Leuk Bahnhof (Altitude: 630 m)
Arrival by public transport
Leuk, Bahnhof Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

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