Numerous historically significant routes traverse the Valais. The villages and cities along the Alpine passes have long been important thoroughfares and trading centres on the way to the trade routes of the south. A hike along these historically significant paths is at the same time a journey into the past. There are many fascinating stories to discover – travelling merchants and mercenaries have left numerous traces and impressive buildings behind them.
ViaSbrinz - A Swiss cheese conquers the south
Milk, rennet, salt and time – a long time, five years, perhaps. This is the recipe used for generations in central Switzerland to make cheese. The cheese now known as Sbrinz was already a hit in northern Italy back in the Middle Ages. The big round cheeses were one of the main reasons why the mule track over the Grimsel and Gries passes developed into an important trade route. Old paths full of character and unparalleled mountain scenery make hiking the ViaSbrinz an unforgettable experience.
Distance: 20 km
Vertical metres: +1230m, -923m
Hiking time: 6h30
Season: June - October