Follow the water!
Suonen hikes

Hike along the impressive Suonen Eggeri, Chilcheri, Drieri and Bineri and admire the wonderful scenery! We’ll provide you with the most important information for your Suonen hikes.

Time travel on foot

Suonen hikes in Grächen

Surrounded by pristine nature and a magnificent mountain backdrop, the Suonen run through the region around Grächen St. Niklaus. In the Eggeri, Chilcheri, Drieri and Bineri water channels, water flows from the Ried Glacier into the meadows of the Valais. Lovebirds, outdoor enthusiasts or families can go on magical hikes here from May to October. 

In all directions

Hiking bliss in Grächen

The town square in Grächen is the ideal starting point for easy hikes along the “magic waters”. After a short visit to Robi’s Forest Play Park, you can head straight for your next hiking adventure. In Grächen, you will find many exciting routes, along which you can explore the Suonen. The hikes can be combined as you wish – plan your hiking day exactly the way you imagine!

For families

Suonen Magic Water Experience – loop trail

The varied loop along Suone Eggeri and Suone Chilcheri has many surprises in store for you – this makes it the perfect tour for all family members. The hike will take you just under three hours and consists of flat paths leading through shaded larch forests. Again and again, you will be rewarded with little highlights, numerous chill-out spots and play islands that invite you to relax and have fun. Curious now?

For gourmets and athletes

Hiking along Suone Eggeri

The oldest and highest Suone, called Eggeri, has some exciting tours to offer for hiking enthusiasts. How about a day hike to the Hohtschuggen scenic viewpoint, for instance? This route spoils you with picturesque scenery and unique places to stop for refreshments and picnics. You should definitely plan a visit to the culinary highlights of Hohtschuggen and Bärgji. Alternatively, you can really challenge yourself on the loop in the direction of Im Loch – the Vita Parcours offers numerous opportunities to work out!

For altitude fans

Hiking along Suone Chilcheri

Nature lovers who enjoy climbing will get their money’s worth on an excursion along Suone Chilcheri. You’ll follow the water conduit on shaded trails through fragrant forests until you see the magic water flowing into the Riedbach stream. This tour can be perfectly combined with other Suonen hikes – your adventure doesn’t have to end here! 

For scenic-view enthusiasts

Hiking along Suone Drieri

A hike along Suone Drieri offers you the ideal opportunity to admire the impressive Ried Glacier. Follow the Suone – and you will also catch wonderful views of Suone Bineri and Suone Chilcheri!

For leisure hikers

Hiking along Suone Bineri

Hiking along Suone Bineri, you can let the atmospheric tranquillity of the marshy area take effect on you. The trail leads you through quiet woods and lush meadows. On this Suonen hike in the direction of Riedbach, you only have to overcome a few metres of elevation gain. When you reach the wide Flurstrasse at the Schalbetten rest area, you are at 1,638 metres above sea level.

For culture vultures

A magical exhibition

Would you like to know how the impressive Suonen were created? Back in Grächen, you can pay a visit to the local museum. That’s where you will find out exciting details about the culture and history of Grächen, as well as see an exhibition on the “magic waters”. Reminisce about your recent excursion before you set off on your next adventure!