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.
Lötschentaler Höhenweg - The Lötschen Valley high route
Along the Trail of Stories and Legends you will find old Lötschen Valley legends written on ten tree trunks. The entire high route offers clear views of the Bietschhorn. Travel from Wiler to Lauchernalp by cable car or on foot. Signs for the Trail of Stories and Legends point to the highpoint, “Weritzstafel”. Here the trail drops slightly over the Telistafel to the Schwarzsee. Enjoy a refreshing swim or a picnic amidst wonderful mountain scenery with views to the Bietschhorn. Continue on to the final destination of Fafleralp, returning to Wiler or Goppenstein by postal bus.
How to get there: By bus
Return: By bus
Fitness requirements: easy
Distance: 8.3 km
Vertical metres: +258 m, -440 m
Total hiking time: 2h20
Season: June to october
Restaurants and pubs: Lauchernalp, Fafleralp