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Pfyn Finges Nature Park in Valais

Highlights

  • Binntal Nature Park
  • Pfyn-Finges Nature Park

Day 1

Arrival in Brig | Binn - Rosswald

Drop off your luggage in Brig and take the train and bus to the Binntal Nature Park. The attractive pass hike over the Saflischpass first reveals the view of the Valais four-thousand-metre world. The terraced village of Rosswald with views down into the Rhone Valley is wonderfully situated.

Details: approx. 17 km ↑ 1,350 m ↓ 900 m

Duration: approx. 6.5 h

Binntal Landschaftspark

Day 2

Rosswald - Simplon Pass

A varied stage, with panoramic character throughout: Alpine approach to the Bortelhütte, in autumn blueberry enjoyment above Rothwald. From Schallbett to Simplonpass the trail follows the pass road gallery.

Details: approx. 17 km ↑ 1,150 m ↓ 1,000 m

Duration: approx. 6.5 h

Hiking in Val d'Anniviers in Valais.

Day 3

Simplon Pass - Visperterminen

Panoramic tour to the Bistine Pass: Glaciated mountains above the Simplon, the Bernese Alps to the north. From the Fulmoosseelein along the water line to the Gebidumpass. View to Mischabelberge with the highest peak purely on Swiss soil, the 4545m high Dom.

Details: approx. 19.5 km ↑ 840 m ↓ 880 m

Duration: approx. 6 h

Visperterminen Vineyards

Day 4

Visperterminen - Saas-Fee

A classic, panoramic high-altitude hike in the Upper Valais. Without great differences in altitude along mountain slopes through forests and over alpine pastures. Sun-baked old granaries, barns and stables. Views of the magnificent chain of four-thousand-metre peaks.

Details: approx. 24 km ↑ 1,245 m ↓ 1,410 m

Duration: approx. 8 h

Ein Paar am Wandern bei Saas Fee.

Day 5

Saas-Fee - Grächen

Challenging high-level trail between Saas-Fee and Grächen, which is very exposed in places. Tricky passages are secured with wire ropes. Dizzying views down into the Saas Valley and thrilling views of the Fletschhorn, Lagginhorn and Weissmies. Cable car ride from Hannigalp to Grächen.

Details: approx. 20 km ↑ 1,250 m ↓ 1,450 m

Duration: approx. 7 h

The small town of Graechen in Valais.

Day 6

Grächen - Gruben

By bus to St. Niklaus and from here by cable car up to Jungen. From the hamlet of Jungu, which towers like an eagle's nest above the deepest valley in Switzerland. Enormous view: Mischabel mountains with Dom (4545 m) and Weisshorn. Medieval trade route into the beautiful Turtmann Valley.

Details: approx. 13.5 km ↑ 1'025 m ↓ 1'200 m

Duration: approx. 5.5 h

Hiking in Val d'Anniviers in Valais.

Day 7

Gruben - Hotel Weisshorn

Hike through the Pfyn-Finges Nature Park. Impressive view of the Bishorn and Weisshorn from the Meidpass. Planetary path at the historic Hotel Weisshorn.

Details: approx. 11 km ↑ 1'160 m ↓ 645 m

Duration: approx. 4.5 h

Hikers eating an aperitif at Hotel Weisshorn in Val d'Anniviers in Valais.

Day 8

Hotel Weisshorn - Zinal | Departure

Descent into the Val d'Anniviers along the Pointes de Nava. On the last few kilometres you will once again have wonderful views of the Matterhorn. After arrival in Zinal individual departure.

Details: approx. 12 km ↑ 245 m ↓ 915 m

Duration: approx. 3.5h

Hotel Weisshorn in Val d'Anniviers
Map Eurotrek Tour Alpenpaesseweg Binntal Grimentz.

Tour characteristics

The high-altitude hike between Saas Fee and Grächen is particularly difficult. Along the Balfrin Höhenweg there are exposed sections for which surefootedness and a head for heights are required. The hikes over the many passes lead into alpine terrain at up to 3,000 metres. The long stages require good basic fitness and experience in alpine hiking.

The Alpine Passes Route with SwitzerlandMobility

Inclusions

  • 7 nights accommodation incl. Breakfast
  • Half board at the Hotel Weisshorn
  • Daily luggage transfers from hotel to hotel
  • Costs for luggage pick-up at the train station
  • Allowance for travel by train
  • Well-prepared route guide
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) including SwitzerlandMobility Plus subscription
  • Service hotline

Good to know

  • Arrival in Brig by public transport. Hand over your luggage at the luggage counter by 10:00 a.m. at the latest.
  • Departure by public transport from Zinal. Suitcases to be returned in Sierre by 17:00 at the latest.
  • Journeys by post bus and cable cars not included in the tour price (Hannigalp - Grächen, St. Niklaus - Jungen). Approx. CHF 20.- with Half-Fare Card
  • Visitor's tax, if due, not included in the tour price.
  • Bookings can be accepted up to 5 working days before arrival. Express fee CHF 50.00 for bookings made 5 working days before arrival.
  • Execution of the trip: local cooperation partner

Travel Documents

  • We provide you with all the documents for your trip digitally
  • Luggage tags are usually left for you at the arrival hotel
  • On the road, you can easily find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.