The Valais is home to some of the most impressive gorges, caves and grottos in the Alps. Whether by suspended bridge, gallery or boat, exploring the dark grottos and deep gorges of the Valais is an absolutely thrilling experience. This unique and magical world was shaped over millions of years by the immense forces of nature. And not only are the gorges and grottos spectacular in themselves – the story of their discovery has fascinated visitors for decades.
Dala Gorge – Thermal Springs Bridge
Less than one kilometre from the village square the Thermal Springs Footbridge crosses the Dala Gorge of Leukerbad. The footbridge is almost 600 metres long and stands four metres above the riverbed. The powerful waters beneath are impressively close. Brown traces of rust on the surrounding rock faces indicate that there is iron in the thermal waters. Following moss-covered cliffs, hikers cross a 21-metre-long bridge to a 35-metre-high waterfall. On the way back, you bypass the gorge on the northern or southern side to get back to the Heilbadbrücke (healing bath bridge).
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