Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - A theme trail about the vineyards, the wine-growers and the landscape.
Distance 8 km
Time required 2 h 15
Altitude difference: Ascent 260 m
Altitude difference: Descent 210 m
On the 8km long vineyard trail from Sierre to Salgesch, you walk along vineyards, past wine-growers' quarters and stroll through the wild natural landscape of the Raspille gorge. The 80 information signs placed along the side the trail tell about life in the vineyards, about the landscape and its inhabitants.
The vineyard trail connects the Valais Wine and Wine-Growing Museum located in Sierre and Salgesch. The museums describe the long history of wine between tradition and passion. A tasting session of the exquisite wines is extremely rewarding, too.
- 8.00 km
- Vertical heigth
- 50 m
- Altitude difference ascent
- 260 m
- Altitude difference descent
- 210 m
- Time required
- 2 - 4h
- Level technique
- Level condition
Start at Sierre railway station. Follow the local map towards the hospital. The Château Villa lies behind the hospital. From there the trail to the wine museum in Salgesch is signposted. The hike is also possible in the opposite direction.
In September always the vine hike takes place!
The offer is suitable for
- Children >12 years
The Vine and Wine Museum, Sierre - Salgesch is devoted to viticulture. Though the exhibitions in the Zumofenhaus and the Château Villa deal with differnt topics, they are linked with a 6-km long nature trail and as such also form one entity.
Château de Villa
The Château de Villa, an old patrician house form the 17th century, houses a wine cellar and a speciality restaurant. Enjoy the traditional terroir dishes and discover over 650 wines from the different Valais vineyards.
Wine Sensorium Salgesch
Discover the world of good wine taste and train your sensory perception.