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Crossing the Pfyn Forest

Hikingroute
Time required: 2 - 4hLength: 11.00 km

Season

All season

Contact

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

www.pfyn-finges.ch

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - High biodiversity and a Mediterranean ambiance

Distance 11 km
Time required 3 h
Altitude difference: Ascent 180 m
Altitude difference: Descent 260 m

What would the valley floor of Valais look like, if the River Rhone were not channelled? This walk provides the answer and takes you through the biodiversity of a wild river course.

The following highlights await you:
- Illgraben and its enormous masses of debris that are transported away by the Rhone and the gravel plants.
- Rottensand with bonsai pines and steppe vegetation (Camping Monument): the potential shooting location for a Valais western...
- Old arm of the Rhone (Pfyngut junction)
- Old riverside forest (junction of ponds after Dammweg)
- Ponds near to Ermitage
- View of the Rhone meanders (hill trail)

Route-information

Route-information

Length
11.00 km
Vertical heigth
80 m
Altitude difference ascent
180 m
Altitude difference descent
260 m
Time required
2 - 4h
Level technique
Easy
Level condition
Middle
Height profile view map

Details

The hike is possible in both directions.

Signalization

Follow the signposted main walking trail.

Arrival

Starting point
Leuk Bahnhof (Altitude: 625 m)
Arrival by public transport
Leuk, Bahnhof Timetable SBB
Destination
Sierre (Altitude: 538 m)
Arrival by public transport
Sierre/Siders, gare Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Adults
  • Children >12 years
  • 50+