542 Schneeschuhtrail Tscheurig
542 Schneeschuhtrail Tscheurig

Snowshoe trekking

Schneeschuhtrail Tscheurig

Schneeschuhtrail Tscheurig

Thalkirch, alte Post–Alp Tscheurig–Alp Guw–Thalkirch, Turrahus

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Schneeschuhtrail Tscheurig

Schneeschuhtrail Tscheurig

An entertaining showshoe tour to the Tscheurig huts with a view of the end of the valley and the imposing Weisshorn. Lucky visitors can even watch chamois and ibexes on the opposite side of the valley.
The Tscheurig snowshoe trail starts in Thalkirch. Before setting off, it’s worth taking a look inside the little village church, an impressive example of fine simplicity. The trail then branches off to the right from the valley road opposite the Alte Post postbus stop.

Always sloping gently uphill, the route leads to the lower Tscheurig huts and onwards until Alp Tscheurig. From here, the gradient steepens somewhat and the distinct patches of land at the foot of the Tälihorn become more and more visible. At an altitude of about 2,100 metres, hikers enjoy a magnificent view of the end of the valley and the imposing Wisshorn. Keen observers may even see ptarmigans in this area.

After crossing the Gasslitobel, the route descends to Alp Guw and continues to the Turrahus mountain inn and the Thalkirch/Turrahus postbus stop. In the Turrahus exhibition stable right next door, visitors can learn fascinating facts about the settlement of the Safien Valley and its typical wooden buildings and stables. They can even get involved and try their hand at laying a shingle roof. Those who like to take it easy can satisfy their hunger with fine regional delicacies in the nearby Turrahus mountain inn or the Gasslihof farm pub.
An entertaining showshoe tour to the Tscheurig huts with a view of the end of the valley and the imposing Weisshorn. Lucky visitors can even watch chamois and ibexes on the opposite side of the valley.
The Tscheurig snowshoe trail starts in Thalkirch. Before setting off, it’s worth taking a look inside the little village church, an impressive example of fine simplicity. The trail then branches off to the right from the valley road opposite the Alte Post postbus stop.

Always sloping gently uphill, the route leads to the lower Tscheurig huts and onwards until Alp Tscheurig. From here, the gradient steepens somewhat and the distinct patches of land at the foot of the Tälihorn become more and more visible. At an altitude of about 2,100 metres, hikers enjoy a magnificent view of the end of the valley and the imposing Wisshorn. Keen observers may even see ptarmigans in this area.

After crossing the Gasslitobel, the route descends to Alp Guw and continues to the Turrahus mountain inn and the Thalkirch/Turrahus postbus stop. In the Turrahus exhibition stable right next door, visitors can learn fascinating facts about the settlement of the Safien Valley and its typical wooden buildings and stables. They can even get involved and try their hand at laying a shingle roof. Those who like to take it easy can satisfy their hunger with fine regional delicacies in the nearby Turrahus mountain inn or the Gasslihof farm pub.
5 km | 1 Stage
400 m | 400 m
2 h 50 min
medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Thalkirch, alte Post
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from mid-December to end of March.
Snow report
Latest information on the snow situation on the website:
www.safiental.ch

Signalization

Routing
Due to snow conditions, the locally signposted route may differ from that shown on the SwitzerlandMobility web map. If in doubt, follow the local signs.

Hints

Snowshoe hire
Snowshoes can be hired on site:
www.safiental.ch

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Thalkirch, Turahus
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map

Contact

Safiental Tourismus
Hauptstrasse 35
7104 Versam
Tel. +41 (0)81 630 60 16
info@safiental.ch
www.safiental.ch

Services

Accommodation

Gästehaus Wanna
Gästehaus Wanna
Thalkirch
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Places of interest

On the «Polenweg» over the Tomülpass
On the «Polenweg» over the Tomülpass
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Signalization

Signalization
For snow shoe trekking, follow the logo indicated on the pink signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your tour for safety's sake.
Signalization