Valais Sun Trail along the Lötschberg southern ramp

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Mountain trails in Valais

The sun is high in the sky and the dry earth crunches beneath your hiking boots. It is a hot day in Valais and the Sonnenweg lives up to its name. The southern slope of the Lötschberg is an adventurous railroad trail, which offers views of the tunnels and viaducts of the Lötschberg railway line. At the end of the day, the setting sun accompanies you as you climb down to Naters where your hike along the Valais Sonnenweg (sun trail) comes to an end.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Steg

Day 2: Steg VS – Ausserberg

Panoramic hike along the high-level BLS railway Südrampe (south ramp), a popular, classic hike beside the Lötschberg Railway tracks to the imposing Bietschtal bridge. Follow the magnificent path that runs alongside historic water channels (bisses) to the suspended bridge and enjoy superb views from Brägji and Riedgarten.

Details: approx. 12 km, ↑ 680 m ↓ 300 m, Length: 3.5 h.

Day 3: Ausserberg – Brig | Departure

Bisses (irrigation channels) and the BLS railway line accompany this stage which offers an impressive view of the Baltschieder viaduct. You’ll encounter pipes for irrigating the dry south-facing slopes line the route, while information boards on the BLS Südrampe section and the Swiss Guards Museum provide fascinating information.

Details: approx. 17 km, ↑ 560 m ↓ 900 m, Length: 5 h.

Tour characteristics

The Valais Sun Trail is challenging because of the long stages and the many metres of altitude difference that have to be overcome each time.

What’s included

  • 2 overnight stays with breakfast

  • Daily luggage transfers

  • Carefully elaborated route

  • Detailed route instructions (1x per room)

  • GPS data available

  • Service Hotline

Not included

Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!

Option of additional nights - booking after your payment (you will be contacted by our booking team):

  • Steg: CHF 89.- (per person in double room)

  • Single room surcharge: CHF 40.-

  • Brig: CHF 89.- (per person in double room)

  • Single room surcharge: CHF 40.-

Cancellation conditions:

  • Up to 29 days before start of the trip: 20%

  • 28 – 15 days before start of the trip: 50%

  • 14 – 08 days before start of the trip: 70%

  • 07 – 1 days before start of the trip: 90%

  • 0 day before start of the trip / No–show: 100%

Mountain trails in Valais

The sun is high in the sky and the dry earth crunches beneath your hiking boots. It is a hot day in Valais and the Sonnenweg lives up to its name. The southern slope of the Lötschberg is an adventurous railroad trail, which offers views of the tunnels and viaducts of the Lötschberg railway line. At the end of the day, the setting sun accompanies you as you climb down to Naters where your hike along the Valais Sonnenweg (sun trail) comes to an end.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Steg

Day 2: Steg VS – Ausserberg

Panoramic hike along the high-level BLS railway Südrampe (south ramp), a popular, classic hike beside the Lötschberg Railway tracks to the imposing Bietschtal bridge. Follow the magnificent path that runs alongside historic water channels (bisses) to the suspended bridge and enjoy superb views from Brägji and Riedgarten.

Details: approx. 12 km, ↑ 680 m ↓ 300 m, Length: 3.5 h.

Day 3: Ausserberg – Brig | Departure

Bisses (irrigation channels) and the BLS railway line accompany this stage which offers an impressive view of the Baltschieder viaduct. You’ll encounter pipes for irrigating the dry south-facing slopes line the route, while information boards on the BLS Südrampe section and the Swiss Guards Museum provide fascinating information.

Details: approx. 17 km, ↑ 560 m ↓ 900 m, Length: 5 h.

Tour characteristics

The Valais Sun Trail is challenging because of the long stages and the many metres of altitude difference that have to be overcome each time.

What’s included

  • 2 overnight stays with breakfast

  • Daily luggage transfers

  • Carefully elaborated route

  • Detailed route instructions (1x per room)

  • GPS data available

  • Service Hotline

Not included

Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!

Option of additional nights - booking after your payment (you will be contacted by our booking team):

  • Steg: CHF 89.- (per person in double room)

  • Single room surcharge: CHF 40.-

  • Brig: CHF 89.- (per person in double room)

  • Single room surcharge: CHF 40.-

Cancellation conditions:

  • Up to 29 days before start of the trip: 20%

  • 28 – 15 days before start of the trip: 50%

  • 14 – 08 days before start of the trip: 70%

  • 07 – 1 days before start of the trip: 90%

  • 0 day before start of the trip / No–show: 100%

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