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45) St. Niklaus - Grächen

Distance 4.93 km
Duration 2:10 Hours
Difficulty medium

Information

On this varied, uphill tour you will overcome over 500 metres in altitude. In Grächen, your tired limbs can recover, you can fortify yourself with culinary delights and then return to the valley by post bus.

Characteristics

Ascent
532 Metres
Technique
2 Stars
Descent
44 Metres
Fitness level
3 Stars
Highest point
1.622 Metres
Quality of the experience
3 Stars
Lowest point
1.090 Metres
Scenery
4 Stars

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POI details

From the station, follow the signs and cross the river and the road via the bridge to reach the other side of the valley. From here, follow the signpost, cross the road to Grächen and continue uphill through the residential area. The trail changes to meadows and forest surroundings. Pause briefly at the small chapel on the side of the path and then hike steadily upwards. At Wichel, cross the asphalt road, follow the signs and hike steadily uphill, crossing the asphalt road again and again and walking mostly along meadow and forest paths. In Niedergrächen, walk past the turnoff to Gasenried and then turn right and follow the hiking trail to Grächen.

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