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Natura Trail - Pfyn-Finges 1

Theme trailHiking trail
Time required: 3 hoursLength: 9.90 km


All season


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

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - The first stage starts well above the Rhone Valley and takes you down to the bottom of the valley with magnificent views over the sunny terraces.

Jeizinen - Erschmatt - Leuk-Stadt. The first stage starts well above the Rhone Valley and takes you down to the bottom of the valley with magnificent views over the sunny terraces. In dry rocky steppes, there are large boulders that the Rhone glacier once deposited on the limestone slopes. Rye fields are cultivated around Erschmatt and a variety garden ensures the conservation of traditional cultivated plants. In Leuk-Stadt, between Stephan Church and the castle, a slight touch of the late Middle Ages still blows through the alleys of the old town. You can order the Naturpark Pfyn-Finges' Natura Trail guide here:



9.90 km
Amount untarred route
9.00 km
Vertical heigth
796 m
Altitude difference ascent
141 m
Altitude difference descent
922 m
Time required
3 hours
Level technique
Level condition
Height profile view map


Natura Trails are theme trails through nature reserves to raise awareness of the need to protect nature and the landscape and to support sustainable regional development. The Natura Trail is more than just a hiking recommendation. The pocket guide enable you to embellish your walk with activities for young and old alike. There is always information about the animals and plants that you will encounter on the way, or about the landscape you are roaming through.
The result of the project launched by nature lovers in Austria in 2004 was that today, there are Natura Trails in Germany, Austria and in Eastern Europe. In 2008, the Austrian UNESCO Commission labelled the Natura Trail as the project of the decade in the sector “Education for Sustainable Development”.


Starting point
Jeizinen (Altitude: 1536 m)
Arrival by public transport
Jeizinen (Bergstation) Timetable SBB
Leuk-Stadt (Altitude: 740 m)
Arrival by public transport
Leuk, Stadt Timetable SBB

Suitable for

The offer is suitable for

  • Children < 6 years
  • Children from 7-12 years
  • Children >12 years
  • Families

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Livestock guardian centre

Ms. Patrizia Dea Alvino is the accountable manager since 2014, contact: +41 79 541 46 36 and Mr. Walter Hildbrand is responsible as herd protection expert. Visits upon request.

Museum / Exhibition
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Erschmatt (Municipality of Leuk) is a site of national importance. Visit the variety garden or bake and make cheese like in days gone by.

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Rye World of Experience

We care about the natural and cultural heritage of rye and rye bread. We are offering: Baking experience for groups, companies etc., “Choru-Werkstatt” (corn workshop) for school classes, guided tours around the village and the variety garden.

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People work alongside nature. Out of this, a variety of cultivated plants have emerged and continue to evolve today. We will show you the plants and how people use them. You can only experience this in Erschmatt.

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High Bridge (Hohe Brücke)

Discover the high Bridge.

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The goshawk is a very agile and powerful flier. The goshawk usually hides away in the woods, but outside the breeding season it can be found in all habitats.

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Wall Creeper

Those who espy a wall creeper fluttering up a rock face are enraptured by its beauty. Its jerky spreading of its wide flashing carmine wings is reminiscent of a butterfly.

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Vin d'oeuvre Isabella & Stéphane Kellenberger

The oenologist couple Isabella & Stéphane Kellenberger have been running the Vin d'oeuvre wine cellar in the heart of Leuk Town since 2013. They produce quality wines all over the Valais, with the majority of the vines located in the nature Park.

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Bakery - Tea Room Mathieu Leuk-Stadt

Baking is our passion and we have a long-standing family tradition. Let us captivate you with our park breads, grape seed bread and organic AOP-certified Valais rye bread.

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