Bärgji-Weg
Bärgji-Weg

Winter hiking

Bärgji-Weg

Grächen–Egga–Grächen, Bärgji

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Bärgji-Weg

Plenty of sunshine and spectacular views of the Mattertal Valley and the surrounding four-thousand-metre peaks – this winter hike starts from Grächen and continues on a tarmac road past Hannigalp valley station and the chapel in Egga. In the forest, the route flattens out until the end destination of Bärgji-Alp.
This pleasant, easy winter hike on the sunny plateau is recommended for people of all ages. It starts in Grächen high above the Mattertal Valley. The mountain village with its sun-darkened houses is located on a broad terrace facing south-west. Lining the background are fourteen four-thousand-metre peaks, including the world-famous Matterhorn.

Past Hannigalp valley station, the tarmac road leads up to the hamlet of Egga with its beautiful chapel. This was built in 1852/56 by the municipality and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The interior of the Egga chapel is decorated with a baroque altar from around 1740 and two paintings of the Last Judgement from the 18th century. After passing a few chalets, the path quickly disappears into the woods, where it becomes relatively flat. Time and again, the fir trees will open up and you will catch glimpses of Embd, Törbel and Moosalp or of the Bietschhorn, which boldly rises up into the sky.

Once you’ve reached the end destination of Bärgji-Alp, the woods clear and the views open up. The Matterhorn, the Weisshorn, the Bietschhorn and the other peaks of Valais can be admired from here. The most pleasant way to take in the scenery is from the sun terrace of Restaurant Bärgji. After replenishing your energy levels, it’s worth taking a detour to the vantage point in Hohtschuggen, which offers unique views of the Vispertal Valley all the way down to Visp. On the return journey, the path crosses the sunny section of Egga into the village. Alternatively, you can simply take the chair lift to Hannigalp and watch the skiers shooting down the hillside.
Plenty of sunshine and spectacular views of the Mattertal Valley and the surrounding four-thousand-metre peaks – this winter hike starts from Grächen and continues on a tarmac road past Hannigalp valley station and the chapel in Egga. In the forest, the route flattens out until the end destination of Bärgji-Alp.
This pleasant, easy winter hike on the sunny plateau is recommended for people of all ages. It starts in Grächen high above the Mattertal Valley. The mountain village with its sun-darkened houses is located on a broad terrace facing south-west. Lining the background are fourteen four-thousand-metre peaks, including the world-famous Matterhorn.

Past Hannigalp valley station, the tarmac road leads up to the hamlet of Egga with its beautiful chapel. This was built in 1852/56 by the municipality and is dedicated to the Virgin Mary. The interior of the Egga chapel is decorated with a baroque altar from around 1740 and two paintings of the Last Judgement from the 18th century. After passing a few chalets, the path quickly disappears into the woods, where it becomes relatively flat. Time and again, the fir trees will open up and you will catch glimpses of Embd, Törbel and Moosalp or of the Bietschhorn, which boldly rises up into the sky.

Once you’ve reached the end destination of Bärgji-Alp, the woods clear and the views open up. The Matterhorn, the Weisshorn, the Bietschhorn and the other peaks of Valais can be admired from here. The most pleasant way to take in the scenery is from the sun terrace of Restaurant Bärgji. After replenishing your energy levels, it’s worth taking a detour to the vantage point in Hohtschuggen, which offers unique views of the Vispertal Valley all the way down to Visp. On the return journey, the path crosses the sunny section of Egga into the village. Alternatively, you can simply take the chair lift to Hannigalp and watch the skiers shooting down the hillside.
3 km | 1 Stage
50 m | 40 m
0 h 50 min
easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Grächen, Post
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Season

Winter season
The winter season is usually from December to April.
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Signalization
The route is signposted as follows: Yellow signposts.

Arrival | return travel

Return travel Grächen
From Bärgji you can return the same way back to Grächen, Post. Alternatively, you could take the Bärgji chairlift to Hannigalp and then the gondola down to Grächen.

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Touristische Unternehmung Grächen AG
Dorfplatz
3925 Grächen
Tel. +41 (0)27 955 60 67
info@graechen.ch
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