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.
Giw-Gspon high route
This high route leads along the forest’s edge to Saas-Grund, passing old arolla pines and a rich alpine flora. There are splendid views of the Visper Valley along the way. It is also possible just to follow the first part of this high route. The circuit leads from Giw to Gspon and is well-served by public transport on both sides. Hiking time is approximately three hours. From Gspon it is possible to follow the high route in the Saas Valley to Kreuzboden/Saas Grund in four hours. This section of the itinerary lasts four hours. There are good public transport connections from Kreuzboden/Saas Grund.
How to get there: Bus and chairlift
Return: Cable car and bus
Fitness requirements: medium
Distance: 8.3 km
Vertical metres: +374 m, -442 m
Total hiking time: 2h30 to Gspon, 7h to Saas-Grund/Kreuzboden
Season: June to october
Restaurants and pubs: Visperterminen, Giw, Gspon, Saas-Grund
Accomodation: Visperterminen, Giw, Gspon, Saas-Grund