Mountain bike tours

Mountain bike tours

Hannig Loop

The Hannig circuit tour is a physically demanding route with amazing panoramas, covering an altitude difference of 500 metres on the Wannehorn.

  • Difficulty

    easy, S1

    Difficulty: easy
    S1 Smaller obstacles such as flat roots, stones or small gullies; the surface may not always be firm. Gradients of up to 40%. No hairpin turns. Basic MTB technique required, such as controlled braking and ability to shift centre of gravity
  • Length

    7.6 km

  • Duration

    1:49 h

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Hannigalp is easily accessible via the gravel road or by cable car from Grächen village. After Hannigalp and its breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains – including the Matterhorn – the tour climbs steeply via Chleini Furgge and on to Küchenwang. At this point, it’s well worth tackling the extra 50 metres on foot to the summit of the Wannehorn to enjoy the incredible vista of the southern Valais and Bernese Alps. From Küchenwang, the tour follows a slightly broader trail to another view point, the Heidnische Tossu. Here the wonderful views across the valley include the imposing peaks of the Augstbord region right up into the Mattertal Valley. From the view point, the circuit tour moves on to Stafel before returning to Hannigalp, where the Hannighüsli mountain restaurant offers typical Valais dishes and the chance to take a well-earned rest after the day’s exertions.

Turn-by-turn directions

The route is signposted in one direction only: Hannigalp -> Küchenwang -> Heidnische Tossu -> Hannigalp

Start: Hannigalp (2122 m)
Destination: Hannigalp (2121 m)

Author's recommendation

The SiSu Family Park on Hannigalp will delight both children and grown-ups with its water games, climbing park, and fast-paced tube run.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2633 m 2120 m

  • Ascent

    514 m

  • Descent

    514 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 1.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 2.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 4 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

You can travel to our region comfortably and sustainably by public transport. Regular rail connections to St. Niklaus from across Switzerland. Continue via PostBus to Grächen* (limited availability: remember to reserve your space for bike transport on PostBuses) and via the Hannigalpbahn cable car to Hannigalp.

Approach

Ideally go to Grächen.

Parking

The holiday destination of Grächen/St. Niklaus is partly car-free. Access for private vehicles is only permitted up to the village centre.

Equipment

We recommend: bike in excellent working order, helmet, gloves and bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.

Safety information

Use marked bike trails and routes only, and observe all signposting. Please close gates after passing through. Please be considerate to walkers and to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority. When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability. All riding is at one’s own risk.

Literature

The tourist office in Graechen has got brochures and information material about mountain biking in the region.

Maps

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1308 St-Nikaus