61 Walliser Sonnenweg
61 Walliser Sonnenweg

Hiking

Walliser Sonnenweg

Walliser Sonnenweg

Crans-Montana–Brig

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Walliser Sonnenweg

Walliser Sonnenweg

Scenic high-level trail with panoramic views of the Valais Alps and views down into the Rhone Valley. Variety of attractions along the route: thermal spa in Leukerbad, viaducts on the Lötschberg-Südrampe, splashing water channels and the Museum of the Swiss Guard at Naters.
The 4-day hike along the southern slopes of the Bernese Alps is not particularly difficult but on hot days in high summer, the Walliser Sonnenweg (sun trail) really lives up to its name.

The first stage from Crans-Montana to Leukerbad is the most demanding. In return, Leukerbad welcomes weary hikers with warm thermal pools, Jacuzzis and other treats for body and soul. On the second day, the Albinen ladders offer a breezy experience. The route then leads along the sunny slope above the Rhone Valley, through traditional Valais villages before dropping down to Gampel in the valley.

Stages three and four are identical with the Lötschberg-Südrampe high-level trail. A classic hike, largely following the tracks of the Lötschberg Railway. Two days when hiking railway fans are really in their element, amazed by cleverly sited viaducts, tunnels and spectacular sections of track along the mountain slopes: true masterpieces of early-20th-century railway construction.

Scenic highlights: the four Jolital, Bietschtal and Baltschiedertal valleys, running down in straight lines towards the Rhone Valley from the mighty Bietschhorn massif. More attractions: a wealth of Alpine flora, dark Valais buildings, old barns and storage huts.

The panorama of the Valais Alps is ever present and in many parts the Walliser Sonnenweg becomes a hike along water channels (suonen). The cleverly sited water channels carry the precious liquid to the fields and pastures of the Sonnigen Halden: a tranquil hiking experience.
Scenic high-level trail with panoramic views of the Valais Alps and views down into the Rhone Valley. Variety of attractions along the route: thermal spa in Leukerbad, viaducts on the Lötschberg-Südrampe, splashing water channels and the Museum of the Swiss Guard at Naters.
The 4-day hike along the southern slopes of the Bernese Alps is not particularly difficult but on hot days in high summer, the Walliser Sonnenweg (sun trail) really lives up to its name.

The first stage from Crans-Montana to Leukerbad is the most demanding. In return, Leukerbad welcomes weary hikers with warm thermal pools, Jacuzzis and other treats for body and soul. On the second day, the Albinen ladders offer a breezy experience. The route then leads along the sunny slope above the Rhone Valley, through traditional Valais villages before dropping down to Gampel in the valley.

Stages three and four are identical with the Lötschberg-Südrampe high-level trail. A classic hike, largely following the tracks of the Lötschberg Railway. Two days when hiking railway fans are really in their element, amazed by cleverly sited viaducts, tunnels and spectacular sections of track along the mountain slopes: true masterpieces of early-20th-century railway construction.

Scenic highlights: the four Jolital, Bietschtal and Baltschiedertal valleys, running down in straight lines towards the Rhone Valley from the mighty Bietschhorn massif. More attractions: a wealth of Alpine flora, dark Valais buildings, old barns and storage huts.

The panorama of the Valais Alps is ever present and in many parts the Walliser Sonnenweg becomes a hike along water channels (suonen). The cleverly sited water channels carry the precious liquid to the fields and pastures of the Sonnigen Halden: a tranquil hiking experience.
76 km | 4 Stages
3400 m | 4200 m
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Montana Gare
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Arrival / return travel Brig
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Services

Accommodation

Jugendherberge Crans-Montana „Bella Lui“
Jugendherberge Crans-Montana „Bella Lui“
Crans-Montana
Cabane des Violettes CAS
Cabane des Violettes CAS
Randogne
Hotel du Lac
Hotel du Lac
Crans-Montana
Hotel Paradis
Hotel Paradis
Leukerbad
Schlosshotel Leuk
Schlosshotel Leuk
Leuk Stadt
Hotel Restaurant Bahnhof
Hotel Restaurant Bahnhof
Ausserberg
Hof Gentinetta
Hof Gentinetta
Visp
Visperhof
Visperhof
Visp
Hotel Ambassador
Hotel Ambassador
Brig
Hotel Europe
Hotel Europe
Brig
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Lötschberg Panorama Trails
Lötschberg Panorama Trails
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Places

Crans - Montana
Crans - Montana
Leukerbad
Leukerbad
Leuk
Leuk
Gampel
Gampel
Raron
Raron
Ausserberg
Ausserberg
Visp / 'Rund um Visp'
Visp / 'Rund um Visp'
Brig
Brig
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Places of interest

Abenteuerpark Fun Forest Crans-Montana
Abenteuerpark Fun Forest Crans-Montana
Fixed-rope climbing route
Fixed-rope climbing route
Thermal canyon walk Dalaschlucht
Thermal canyon walk Dalaschlucht
Gemmipass
Gemmipass
Bikepark Leukerbad
Bikepark Leukerbad
Flowtrail Leukerbad
Flowtrail Leukerbad
Castle Kaspar Stockalper
Castle Kaspar Stockalper
Saffron - The Red Gold from the village
Saffron - The Red Gold from the village
Museum of the Swiss Guards
Museum of the Swiss Guards
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Swimming

The largest alpine thermal spa in Europ Leukerbad
The largest alpine thermal spa in Europ Leukerbad
Walliser Alpentherme Leukerbad
Walliser Alpentherme Leukerbad
Brigerbad - The open-air thermal complex
Brigerbad - The open-air thermal complex
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
Signalization