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Along the water

Bicycle tour
Time required: 2 hoursLength: 15.50 km

Season

All season

Contact

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

www.pfyn-finges.ch

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - Easy cycle tour with attractive places by the water.

Discover the diverse water elements and how they are used by man. You will find unique waterfalls, gorges, dams and ponds on the route from Gampel to Leuk. The ideal day's outing for discovering the water attractions of the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park. The route is suitable for both families and elderly people.

Route-information

Route-information

Length
15.50 km
Vertical heigth
10 m
Altitude difference ascent
90 m
Altitude difference descent
100 m
Time required
2 hours
Level technique
Easy
Level condition
Easy
Height profile view map

Details

Points of interest:
- Lonza gorge in Gampel
- Tschingel waterfall in Niedergampel
- Along the banks of the Rhone from Gampel to Leuk
- Turtmänna waterfall in Turtmann
- Feschel gorge
- Leukerfeld
- Rhone weir in Susten

Equipment rent

Wallisrollt (Valais is rolling)! Rental station at Leuk:
The end of May until end of October
Leuk rolls
Leuk-Susten railway station
+41 (0) 79 127 50 20

Wednesdays to Sundays (Mon - Tue closed) 9 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. /1 p.m. - 6

Signalization

No signalization.

Safety advices

Traffic rules. helmet

Possibilities for catering

Mathieu bakery and Tea Room
3952 Susten
Monday - Friday 5:55 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays: 5:55 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Cave de la Pinède, Yves Zen Ruffinen
Turriljigut (country estate) Pfyn (Finges), 3952 Susten/Leuk
Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Price information

Depending of the services

Infrastructure

  • Playground
  • Picnicplace
  • Toilet

Arrival

Starting point
Gampel (Altitude: 634 m)
Arrival by public transport
Gampel-Steg, Bahnhof Timetable SBB
Destination
Leuk Bahnhof (Altitude: 624 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+

Discovering underway

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Weir in Susten

Because particularly in winter a lot of water is taken from the weir in Susten, sometimes the river here seems to be just a trickle.

Historical building
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Bhutan bridge

This 134 m long suspension bridge was launched as a project as part of the "UNO - year of mountains 2002" campaign. It was constructed and opened in 2005 together with the Kingdom of Bhutan.

Viewpoint
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Wild Rhone

The only section of the Rhone that could not be channelled, because of the constant flow of debris from the Illgraben!

Natural landscape / Habitat
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Illgraben

The Illgraben is one of the most active mountain streams in Switzerland with several mudslides per year. These flows of debris can transport several 10,000 tons of rock, stone and earth that are up to 2 m high and flow with speeds of up to 25 km/h.

Natural landscape / Habitat
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

The pond at Leukerfeld

Leukerfeld has blossomed into a paradise for bird watchers in the last few years as a result of upgrading by the A9 motorway compensation measures.

Fauna
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Cave de la Pinède

This ‘Turriljigut’ (a country estate which has been under family ownership for several hundred years) comprises 10 hectares of land and is based in one of the biggest pine forests in Europe, the Pfyn Forest (Pfyn-Finges Nature Park).

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