Treasure hunt

Treasure hunt

Treasure hunt along the water

Pick up a treasure map from the tourist office, and you are ready to embark on an adventure that is sure to delight family members of all ages. The climb through the village to the first stop at the Chilcheri “Suone” (historical irrigation channel) passes many attractive chalets, traditional and modern. The treasure hunt then traces a loop through the forest. After solving the puzzles along the way, you reach Grächen’s lake, which frames a magnificent view of the snow-capped Weisshorn. Beside the lake, the Kneipp (hydrotherapy) gardens, with their cool pools and walkways through the water, promise a refreshing dip for tired legs.

Facts

Safety information and equipment: Hiking gear. Sun protection (cream and hat). Snacks and drinks. Bring a pencil for answering the puzzles.
Suggestion: Grächen/St. Niklaus offers an attractive weekly programme with a wide variety of activities, such as “Wildlife watching with a local assistant ranger including breakfast” and “Bake Valais rye bread & rope-park fun” (further information: https://www.graechen.ch/en/Experience-the-summer-the-autumn/Summer-experiences).
Public transports: SBB train (Swiss Federal Railways) to Visp; then change on to a train of the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn to St. Niklaus (narrow-gauge rack railway, departures every 30 minutes). Change at St. Niklaus for the bus to Grächen. On weekends and official holidays, direct bus from Visp.
Parking: Much of the village of Grächen is car-free. The Millegga car park, located at the entrance to the village, can accommodate 377 cars on 4 storeys.