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.
View of the glacier from Bellwald
Station de montagne Richinen - Schärflüeh - Griesschumma - station de montagne Richenen
It isn’t only the view of the Fiescher Glacier that is worth the effort but also the three-hour circuit which begins at the Richenen chair lift mountain station via Gletscherblick, Schärflüeh, Griesschumma. Rippling brooks cross the leisurely trail and hikers bask in the spectacular views of the Rhône Valley and the surrounding 4000m peaks. Return to the Richenen chairlift mountain station once the circuit is completed.
Destination: Mountain station
How to get there: Chairlift from Bellwald to Richenen
Fitness requirements: medium
Distance: 6.2 km
Vertical metres: +393 m, -394 m
Total hiking time: 2h10
Season: June to october
Restaurants and pubs: Mountain restaurant Flechen