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.
Säumerweg, Griespass, Goms
Ulrichen - Griespass - Cornopass - Nufenenpass
Hike along an ancient trade route which was once considered the fastest economic link between Central Switzerland and Italy. The path leads through the Ägina Valley in the direction of the Nufenen Pass as far as gorgeous Lake Gries and the striking Gries Pass. If you make a brief jaunt back along the trail, you will find that it branches off towards the Corno Pass. Just after the pass the trail turns left to return to the Nufenen Pass.
How to get there: Train
Fitness requirements: medium
Distance: 16.7 km
Vertical metres: +1'490 m, -360 m
Total hiking time: 6h30
Season: June to october
Restaurants and pubs: Ulrichen, Nufenenpass