Winter hiking

Winter hiking

Bodma winter trail

A pleasant winter hiking trail, perfect for enjoying nature with family and friends.

The theme trail starts at the top of the village and offers an opportunity to get to know the tracks and behavior of our wild animals in winter. Interesting information is available on information boards along the way about different native species. Hike through fairytale winter landscapes and leave but your tracks behind. An ideal circular trail for the whole family.

Turn-by-turn directions

Head for Bodma from the turnoff in the centre of the village. The path is fairly flat and therefore makes for easy walking in both directions. The winter hiking trail features numerous information boards about the local fauna. When you get to Bodma, the path leads you back to the village of the Païen grape and the end of your excursion.

Start: Visperterminen (1357 m)
Destination: Visperterminen (1357 m)

Author's recommendation

Ideal for spending a leisurely day with the family in the heart of nature while learning fascinating facts about indigenous animals.

Technical information

  • Altitude

    1622 m 1358 m

  • Ascent

    264 m

  • Descent

    264 m

  • Technique

    Bewertung: 1.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Stamina

    Bewertung: 3.0 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Experience

    Bewertung: 5 von 5.0 Punkten

  • Landscape

    Bewertung: 5.0 von 5.0 Punkten

Public transport

Visperterminen can be reached with ease from Visp using post bus 524. The hike starts from the Visperterminen bus terminus.

Approach

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

Parking

There are numerous public parking spots available in the center of Visperterminen.

Equipment

We recommend: 

  • good footwear
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water, picnic
  • camera
  • hikingpoles (optional)
  • printout of this hike (click “Print” icon, top right, to download)

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.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible, avoid going alone.

Additional information

More information about the destination:

Literature

The Visperterminen tourist office offers brochures and information on hiking in the region.

Maps

SwissTopoMaps 1:50'000: 274S Viège