Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Visperterminen Panoramic Trail

Enjoy a spectacular view of numerous 4000m peaks from this trail on which it seems the sky is within touching distance.

Take the chairlift from Visperterminen for an easy ride to Giw at 2,000 m above sea level. The Panoramic Trail starts right next to the ski lift. Follow the "Panoramaweg" signs towards Bord until you reach the Gebidum Pass. From here it is about 40 minutes to the Gebidum view point with its incredible 360° panoramic view over 14 4,000m peaks, including the Matterhorn.

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Turn-by-turn directions

The snowshoe trail to the Gebidum viewpoint starts between the ski lift and Giw mountain restaurant. Following this ascent you will reach Gebidum Lake, followed by the Gebidum Pass. Continue northwards towards the Gebidum lookout point and once there, enjoy the peace and the unique mountain panorama that awaits you. This is the highest point on the trail before returning to Giw.

Start: Giw (1961 m)
Destination: Giw (1961 m)

Author's recommendation

Enjoy a phenomenal panorama from the Gebidum Pass or later from the sun-drenched terrace at the Giw mountain restaurant.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    2317 m 1962 m

  • Ascent

    355 m

  • Descent

    355 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 6 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 6.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

Visperterminen can be reached easily from Visp using post bus 524. The hike begins from the bus terminus at Visperterminen.

Approach

Take the A9 motorway and cantonal road 9 to Visp. Follow the signs to Visperterminen and take Terbinerstrasse via Unterstalden and Oberstalden to Visperterminen.

Parking

There are a large number of public parking spots in the center of the village.

Equipment

Nous recommandons :

  • Bonnes chaussures imperméables
  • Raquettes à neige
  • Bâtons de marche
  • Vêtements adaptés à la météo et au froid : toujours avoir une veste imperméable
  • Chapeau ou casquette
  • Crème solaire
  • Bouteille d’eau, pique-nique
  • Appareil photo
  • Version imprimée de l’itinéraire (cliquez sur « imprimer » pour télécharger)

Safety information

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Valais/Wallis Promotion accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.

  • Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on “Print” icon, top right of this page.
  • Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.
  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals. Do not leaveanywaste in nature.
  • Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at altitude. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.
  • Plan hike carefully: take into consideration fitness level of each participant, weather forecast and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertainweather, turn back in good time.
  • Do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • Take note of the warning signs that point out the constant danger, especially the danger of avalanches.

Additional information

More information about the destination:

Literature

The tourist office in Visperterminen has got brochures and information material on hiking in the region.

Maps

SwissTopoMaps 1:50'000: 274S Visp