Enjoy the absolute tranquillity of nature high above the Vispertal valley on the Gspon Trail. The sunny plateau is the touristic heart of the municipality of Staldenried. Small yet beautiful, it offers spectacular views of the Valais mountain landscape.
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Car-free and only inhabited for part of the year, Gspon is a small but popular holiday destination offering a hotel restaurant, village shop, holiday apartments and group accommodation. The region is a jewel, not least because of its picturesque Valais houses and storehouses, which lend it a special charm. Gspon is located in the region with the lowest rainfall rate in Switzerland, and it has the highest tree line in the Alps. Speaking of altitude: this little Valais hamlet is home to the highest football pitch in Europe, the Ottmar Hitzfeld Arena, which is also on the route of the Gspon Trail. The easy snowshoe hike at more than 2,000 metres in altitude leads around the alpine landscape of Gspon, which benefits from lots of mid-winter sunshine. You’ll be able to enjoy the magnificent view of the village and the surrounding four-thousand-metre peaks throughout most of the hike. The Gspon Trail makes a fun family snowshoe hike, as it’s perfect for children with experience on similar terrain.