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Natura Trail - Pfyn-Finges 2

Theme trailHiking trail
Time required: 4 hoursLength: 14.30 km


All season


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

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges - The second stage takes you to wine-growing villages through the Mediterranean vineyard.

Leuk - Varen - Salgesch - Sierre. The Varen parish church, a modern nave with a medieval tower, stands on a rocky promontory between the countless rows of vines. In Salquenenen and Sierre as well as on the vineyard hiking trail in between, many exciting stories about vines and wine are told. You can order the Naturpark Pfyn-Finges' Natura Trail guide here:



14.30 km
Amount untarred route
12.00 km
Vertical heigth
208 m
Altitude difference ascent
294 m
Altitude difference descent
497 m
Time required
4 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
Leuk (Altitude: 740 m)
Arrival by public transport
Leuk, Stadt Timetable SBB
Sierre (Altitude: 532 m)
Arrival by public transport
Sierre/Siders, gare 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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Naturpark Pfyn-Finges


Leuk has one of the most interesting and historic townscapes in the whole of Valais. Even today there is a medieval atmosphere that can be felt in the alleys and squares of this little town

Historical place
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

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.

FoodsProducerShop for regional products
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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.

RestaurantShopDirect sellingCafé
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BnB Varen

Small wine village with a view over the Pfyn Forest in sunny Valais. Old, newly renovated house. Quiet area. Many hiking possibilities and mountain bike paths, ski pists, hot springs, and even a golf course. Homemade jams, jellies and soaps.

Bed and Breakfast
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Bed and Breakfast Zum Schleif

We warmly welcome you in our B&B Zum Schleif.
This historical building has been lovingly restored. Eight light and spacious rooms await you.

Bed and Breakfast
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Cave du Chevalier Bayard SA

The Cave du Chevalier Bayard is a wine cellar which has been under family ownership for generations. It offers a wide range of white and red wines, all produced using natural methods.

FoodsProducerShop for regional products
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

C. Varonier & Söhne AG Cellar

Wine production with tradition
The C. Varonier & Söhne AG cellars have been operating in the picturesque Varen region for 3 generations. It was founded in 1969 and has prioritised hospitality, warmth, innovation and authenticity from the outset

FoodsProducerShop for regional products
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Domaines Chevaliers

The DOMAINES CHEVALIERS wine cellar is a traditional flagship of the Valais wine industry. The founders have applied their foresight and pioneering spirit to become the first to offer their wines under the appellation «Salgesch / Salquenen» label.

FoodsProducerShop for regional products
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

FJ Mathier wine cellar

The Felizitas Mathier Benicchio family business is now in its 3rd generation of managers and has been undertaking pioneering work in natural winegrowing dedicated to the wine varieties of Valais for the last half a century.

FoodsProducerShop for regional products
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Albert Mathier & Sons AG

The winegrowing family Albert Mathier & Sons have been producing exquisite Valais wines with passion and commitment since 1928. We are very proud to demonstrate 80 years of family and winegrowing tradition.

FoodsProducerShop for regional products
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Adventure Hotel Arkanum - Restaurant Höllenwein

Experience and enjoy unforgettable moments in the family-run Hotel Arkanum. In addition to our exceptional adventure rooms, we offer beautiful standard rooms, four-bed rooms and family rooms. Feel very welcome.

Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Bakery Mathieu Salgesch

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.

ShopDirect selling
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Cave du Rhodan Mounir Weine

This family business has been characterised by its pioneering spirit and innovative skills for generations

FoodsProducerShop for regional products
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Nature and landscape centre

The nature and landscape centre Salquenen is the administrative headquarters of the nature park. There you will find the reception, the shop, the library, and the office premises.

Visitor center
Naturpark Pfyn-Finges

Wine walks in Valais

Valais wine experience in the vineyards and cellars
We will take you on a tour of the most beautiful vineyards in Valais including the wine cellars, with lots of fun and information along the way. Or you can take part in the Salgesch Wine Trophy....

Nature experienceGuided tour / ExcursionOffer for groups