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.
From Leukerbad to Albinen across Albinen ladders
The two-hour hike from Leukerbad to Albinen is only for hikers with no fear of heights. The trail takes you past the lower terminal of the Torrent lift as far as Leiterngraben. After climbing eight ladders, hikers reach Flaschen and the cablecar’s lower terminal leading to Rinderhütte on the Torrent. The route then continues along an asphalt road to Albinen. If you are not too tired, and after enjoying some well-earned refreshments, continue the hike through the alpine forest towards Guttet-Feschel and Erschmatt.
How to get there: By bus or car
Return: By bus or car
Fitness requirements: medium
Distance: 5.1 km
Vertical metres: +274 m, -380 m
Total hiking time: 1h50