Historic routes

Historic routes

ViaGrana - from corn to bread

The southern hillside of the « Leuker Sonnenberge » between Leuk and Gampel used to be a considerable granary in former times. Rye, a resistant grain which could be cultivated in higher reaches of the alps was particularly used in Valais. Thanks to the « Sortengarten » in Erschmatt – a garden which shows different types of rye – the history of cultivation has lived a revival. The cultivation of rye in the past and nowadays is therefore the topic of the « ViaGrana » hike, which shows the different steps from corn to bread. Furthermore hikers can discover a lot of other natural and cultural highlights.

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Season: May - October