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Watercourses (Suonen): Zum See - Eggeri - Riedbach

Distance 5.75 km
Duration 1:20 Hours
Difficulty easy

Information

The Eggeri is Grächen's oldest and highest irrigation channel. Along the water channel you will discover islands of enjoyment, a swing and several places to sit. So everything for a relaxing and refreshing day of hiking for young and old.

Characteristics

Ascent
314 Metres
Technique
1 Stars
Descent
18 Metres
Fitness level
2 Stars
Highest point
1.912 Metres
Quality of the experience
5 Stars
Lowest point
1.614 Metres
Scenery
5 Stars

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POI details

At the sports centre, the hike takes you left along the steeply ascending forest path to the idyllic mountain lake. From there, the path leads you along lush meadows up to Alpe Äbnet to the entrance portal of the Suone Eggeri. A cosy picnic area with a fireplace awaits you here. Strengthened, you follow the magic water through the shady larch forest. The trail is varied and leads you partly uphill and downhill. Every now and then you will have a view of the Chilcheri below. After about 6 km you will reach the end point at 1900 m above sea level.
From Visp you take the train to St. Niklaus. There you change to the bus, which gets you to Grächen every half hour. On weekends a direct bus operates from Visp to Grächen. Find full timetable information at www.cff.ch

-  Rhône Valley: Via Martigny - Visp to Grächen / St. Niklaus

-  Car transport Lötschberg: Via Kandersteg - Goppenstein - Visp to Grächen / St. Niklaus (bls.ch/e/autoverlad/)

-  Car transport Furka: Via Andermatt - Realp - Oberwald - Brig - Visp to Grächen / St. Niklaus (Car transport Furka)

-  Tessin/Simplon: Via Lugano - Centovalli - Domodossola - Brig - Visp to Grächen / St. Niklaus (Car transport Simplon)

We recommend: 

  • good footwear
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water
  • picnic
  • camera
  • binoculars (optional)
  • hiking poles (optional)
  • printout of this hike (click «Print» icon, to download)

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