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Hills in the Pfyn Forest

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Season

All season

Contact

Sierre, Salgesch und Umgebung Tourismus
Place de la Gare 10
3960 Sierre
Tel. +41 (0)27 455 85 35
Fax +41 (0)27 455 86 35

www.sierretourisme.ch

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - Enormous rock masses from a post ice-age landslide have formed the hills in the forest of Pfyn/Finges in the foot of the valley.

Enormous rock masses from a post ice-age landslide, the debris for the Illgraben and the mostly free-flowing Rhone River characterise the relief in the forest of Pfyn/Finges. On the hollows between the softly-formed hills in the western part, the ground water emerges and forms a series of ponds with such musical names as: Muggotolo or Sheep Lake. Hear you can hear frogs croaking and observe 26 different species of dragonfly. The opulent vegetation around the ponds is in contrast to the extremely dry and humus-poor soil on the surrounding hills, on which only the undemanding pines grow.
In a confined area there is a variety of habitats present, which is the basis for a very extensive fauna and flora.

Details

Option 1 - bus:
Start at Sierre railway station - take the Val d'Anniviers-Vissoie bus - alight at "Sierre, Parc de Finges" bus stop - follow the sign posts "Rundgang Hügel" (Hills Circular Tour)

Option 2 - car:
Follow the signposts "Rundgang Hügel" (Hills Circular Tour)

Arrival by public transport

Sierre/Siders, gare CFF Timetable SBB

Infrastructure

Parking available at the start

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+
  • Families