The Valais has a hike for everyone. Up high peaks, through fragrant larch forests, along watercourses, over suspended bridges, by mule paths or vineyard trails. Over 8000 kilometres of signposted hiking paths wait to be explored. Countless high routes and circuits lead through lush alpine meadows, across rushing mountain streams, past deep-blue tarns and up peaks with magnificent views. With a little luck, hikers may encounter marmots, chamois or mountain goats.
The new Heida Trail is a unique hike through Europe’s highest vineyard! There are 40 panels along the trail providing information on Visperterminen history and viniculture. The first part of the hike leads through the historic part of Visp to Bächji with breathtaking views to the vineyards. From Bächji the route continues to Unterstalden, where hikers can visit the St. Jodern Cellars for wine tasting. The trail then leads directly through the vineyards to reach the highest vines. The final leg leads from Oberstalden to the village.
How to get there: Rail station Visp
Fitness requirements: medium
Distance: 7.75 km
Vertical metres: +744 m, -47 m
Total hiking time: 2h45
Season: April to october
Restaurants and pubs: Visperterminen, Visp
Accomodation: Visperterminen, Visp