Bisses

Bisses are the historic irrigation channels of the Valais. A bisse is an open ditches delivering priceless water from mountain streams – often by daring routes – to arid pastures and fields, vineyards and orchards. Many bisses are still in use today and so are carefully maintained. Numerous trails accompany these historic watercourses, inviting visitors to varied hikes on historic trails.

Upper Water Channel - Stägeru - Lüegjeru
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In 2005, the Commune of Niedergesteln built a suspension bridge and a metal stairway to provide an access route that is dry underfoot in order to descend below the roaring waters of the Jolibach stream to the Stägeru’s water intake at 900 m. Part of the Stägeru was channelled into the Lüegjeru, because its former intake fell victim to a storm. Reports of the Stägeru date back to 1552 and the Lüegjer was probably constructed in the 17th century. Upper Water Channel - Stägeru - Lüegjeru
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Upper Water Channel - Stägeru - Lüegjeru

In 2005, the Commune of Niedergesteln built a suspension bridge and a metal stairway to provide an access route that is dry underfoot in order to descend below the roaring waters of the Jolibach stream to the Stägeru’s water intake at 900 m. Part of the Stägeru was channelled into the Lüegjeru, because its former intake fell victim to a storm. Reports of the Stägeru date back to 1552 and the Lüegjer was probably constructed in the 17th century.

Starting point: Gampel Steg (63m)
Destination: Niedergesteln (639m)
Difficulty: medium
Distance: 11,5 km
Dénivelé: +420m, -420m
Temps de marche: 3h45
Restaurants/Buvettes: Gampel-Steg, Niedergampel, Gampel, Steg, Hohtenn, Niedergesteln