Hiking and adventure in Grächen

Hiking enthusiasts, laid-back leisure hikers and family holidaymakers all get their money’s worth in the hiking and adventure paradise of Grächen. Discover the best routes and outdoor experiences!

Nature is calling!

Hikes and outdoor experiences in Grächen

Perfect for hikers and adventure fans: Grächen is the starting point for many tours and experiences, making it the ideal destination for your hiking holidays. Impressive hiking routes and numerous activities for the whole family are waiting for you on an area of 250 kilometres. All fresh-air fans are guaranteed to find what they are looking for in Grächen!

Get to know the flora & fauna

Grächen as a hiking and adventure hotspot

The hiking paradise of Grächen offers the right hiking route for all mountain lovers. Easy or challenging hikes, themed trails or perhaps a tour lasting several days with an overnight stay in a rustic mountain hut? On every route, you can enjoy beautiful views of the fantastic Valais mountain scenery while hiking across lush flower meadows and through shady larch forests. With a bit of luck, you will also observe the local wildlife. On the pastures or in the wild, you might see Eringer cows, llamas, black-nosed sheep, ibexes and marmots gazing back at you full of curiosity. 

300 sunny days a year

Hiking Time in Grächen

Ideally, you should explore the hiking trails of the region between June and October. During this time, you’ll get the most out of your hiking holiday, as you’ll enjoy numerous hours of sunshine and reach lofty heights with the cable cars and lifts. If you want to leave a bit of everyday stress behind with every meter of altitude, the Hiking Time Ticket is the perfect solution. When you spend your holidays in the region, you can easily keep an eye on the current weather situation via the Grächen webcam.

Fairytales above the clouds

A ride with the fairytale gondola up to Hannigalp

When it comes to hiking in Grächen, the Hannigalpbahn cable car is the perfect means of transport. But it doesn’t just take you comfortably up to Hannigalp, the first highlight is already the ride itself. Listen to exciting stories by the Brothers Grimm in the fairytale gondola! 

In lofty heights

The Hannigalp-Saas-Fee high-altitude trail

After arriving at the mountain station with the Hannigalpbahn cable car, the adventure can begin: The challenging hike is the perfect thrill for the sure-footed, experienced mountain lovers among you. Enjoy the scent of the magnificent larch forests and marvel at the many surrounding four-thousand-metre peaks on this extensive day hike.

Fresh forest air

Tons of fun at Robi’s Forest Play Park

Not far from the town centre, in the cool shade of the forest, families can experience a special kind of adventure. At Robi’s Forest Play Park, you can choose between numerous attractions. On the high-ropes course or on the zip lines high above the forest floor or with both feet firmly on the ground at minigolf – you’re guaranteed to have fun there! 

Views & hikes

Hikes on Jungen Alp

The Jungenbahn cable car takes you to a very special location: At the Jungen Alp scenic viewpoint, you’ll have a magnificent view of Grächen, the Mattertal valley and the surrounding mountain world, including Weisshorn, Bishorn and Brunegghorn. You don’t have to look far for a hiking route just after your taste: The Jungen Alp is the perfect starting point for tours in various difficulty levels. 

Hike & Chill

A visit to Lake Grächen

If you’re looking for an idyllic destination to relax and hike, the mountain lake in Grächen is just the place for you. The comfortable benches, the refreshing Kneipp facility and Zum See restaurant  invite you to stay for a while. But it’s hard to resist the signposts at Lake Grächen that will guide you along the many hiking trails.

Magical family time

Hiking along the “magic waters”

The historic Suonen in Grächen offer numerous hiking options for the whole family. If you’re interested in a particularly exciting circular trail in Grächen: The varied, easy loop along Suone Eggeri and Suone Chilcheri has many surprises in store for you. Numerous chill-out spots and entertainment on the play islands make for an enjoyable and exciting time for all family members! 

Zu Recht ein klassiker!

Gsponer Höhenweg

Der Höhenweg gehört zu den schönsten Höhenwanderungen im Wallis und darf in keinem Wanderurlaub fehlen. Er kann in beide Richtungen begangen werden - die Wanderung von Süden nach Norden (Gspon) ist landschaftlich einfach zauberhaft. Insidertipp: Mit der Rundfahrtkarte Kreuzboden-Gspon wird diese Tour noch leichter.

Abwechslung pur

Simplonpass - Bistinepass - Gibidumpass - Gspon

Ein schöner und abwechslungsreicher sowie langer Zugang nach Gspon - verbunden mit einem Besuch des einsamen Nanztals. Die Panoramatour bietet wunderschöne Blicke zu vergletscherten Bergen über dem Simplon, die Berner Alpen und zu den Mischabelbergen mit dem höchsten Schweizer Gipfel, dem 4545m hohen Dom. Eine wunderschöne und abwechslungsreiche Tour, bei welcher das Genusswandern nicht zu kurz kommt.

Well informed!

The Grächen Hiking Guide

But wait, there’s more! In our Hiking Guide, you will find numerous other options. Whether you’re a hiking enthusiast or a family on a mountain holiday – you can filter the routes according to your needs and preferences and find the perfect tour!

The surroundings in view

Hiking map for download

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All the essentials on site

Grächen’s culinary establishments serve tasty food and refreshments before or after extensive hikes. Culinary delights, relaxation or shopping: Grächen invites you to a stress-free holiday in an atmospheric ambience.