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Susten, Illgraben

Theme trailHiking trail
Time required: 1 hour 30 minutesLength: 4.89 km


01.03.2021 - 31.10.2021
01.03.2022 - 31.10.2022
01.03.2023 - 31.10.2023


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

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - The fascination of the Illgraben, the spicy fragrance of the forest, birdsong and the spectacular Bhutan Bridge

This section is characterised by small farms of part-time farmers and by newer residential homes. The Bhutan Bridge was planned in the UNO-Year of the Mountains in 2002 and was inaugurated in 2005. Black woodpeckers, green woodpeckers and other woodland species can be seen in this area. Every year, enormous quantities of debris flow down the Illgraben and provides researchers with valuable geological data.



4.89 km
Amount untarred route
2.23 km
Vertical heigth
70 m
Altitude difference ascent
199 m
Altitude difference descent
269 m
Time required
1 hour 30 minutes
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Small sections of the forest have been cleared so that more light reaches the ground, thus allowing a diverse herb layer to develop. Different organisms benefit from these measures.

  • Educational opportunity
  • child-friendly

Safety advices

The following rules must be respected:
• It is clear that all regulations must be fully complied with and especially access and driving restrictions must be strictly adhered to.
• Stay on the paths.
• The birds must not be disturbed
• Keep a sufficiently large distance away.
• Do not disturb the birds by imitating or playing back their birdsong.
• When photographing, do not use flash, so as not to affect the birds.

Possibilities for catering

Restaurant Bella-Tola


Camping Bella-Tola

  • Picnicplace


Starting point
Feithieren (Altitude: 731 m)
Arrival by public transport
Feithieren, Ober Timetable SBB
Bahnhof Leuk (Altitude: 620 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+