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  • Weg zur Freiheit, auf dem Oberrothorn
    Weg zur Freiheit, auf dem Oberrothorn Photo: Jochen Ihle, Wandermagazin SCHWEIZ
  • Murmeltier-Holzskulptur mit Infotafel
    Murmeltier-Holzskulptur mit Infotafel Photo: Michael Portmann, Zermatt Tourismus
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    Infotafel mit einem geologischen Überblick auf dem Matterhorn Glacier Trail Photo: Michael Portmann, Zermatt Tourismus
  • Auf dem Blumenweg einheimische Blumen kennenlernen Photo: Michael Portmann, Zermatt Tourismus
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Nature trails in Valais


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For those who enjoy an active vacation, we have lots of suggestions in Valais. Use our Travel Guide as a source of inspiration for planning your next adventure and browse through descriptions and route details of the most beautiful nature trails.
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The 10 Most Beautiful nature trails in Valais

Nature Trail · Switzerland
Marmot Trail (Nr. 8)
recommended route Difficulty moderate
3.8 km
1:10 h
7 m
296 m
This walk is a must for families, offering a chance to watch marmots close-up.
Nature Trail · Zermatt
Weg zur Freiheit
Premium content Difficulty moderate
6.2 km
2:45 h
583 m
583 m
Das Oberrothorn bei Zermatt ist von der Station Unterrothorn schnell einmal erreicht. Ein Themenweg mit philosophischen Betrachtungen führt auf diesen dankbaren 3000er-Gipfel.
Nature Trail · Switzerland
Matterhorn Glacier Trail (Nr. 26)
recommended route Difficulty moderate
6.6 km
2:00 h
174 m
515 m
This route offers a fascinating glimpse of a world between rock and ice. Walkers approach the glacier on a safe path, close enough to see the meltwater running out: a memorable moment on a special hiking adventure.
Nature Trail · Switzerland
Flower Trail (Nr. 3)
recommended route Difficulty moderate
4.6 km
1:20 h
76 m
363 m
This walk is a real treat for anyone who loves flowers. Depending on the season, walkers may see blossoming edelweiss and gentian as well as many other alpine flowers.
Nature Trail · Goms
On the footsteps of life of Ceasar Ritz
recommended route Difficulty easy
5.5 km
2:00 h
233 m
233 m
The "Lebensweg Cäsar Ritz" presents milestones of his life and brings visitors closer to the ideas and visions of the Gommer hotel pioneer. The stations in Ritz's life are presented on six signposts, at locations whose special features symbolise the respective stage of Ritz's life.
Nature Trail · Lötschental
Lötschental Legend Trail
recommended route Difficulty moderate Open
9 km
2:45 h
360 m
565 m
The Lötschental Legend Trail with its accompanying Legend Quiz is ideal for families.
Nature Trail · Switzerland
Furi Suspension Bridge Trail (Nr. 17a)
recommended route Difficulty easy
2.9 km
1:00 h
175 m
174 m
The suspension footbridge soars 90 vertical metres above the Gornerschlucht gorge. The view down to the foaming water of the Gornera river reveals the tremendous natural forces at work.
Nature Trail · Valais
Auf dem Massaweg von Blatten nach Ried-Mörel
Premium content Difficulty moderate
8.3 km
3:00 h
208 m
350 m
Die Riederi-Suone, eine historische Wasserleitung, verlief einst hoch über der Massaschlucht an den Felswänden entlang. Der teilweise aus dem Fels gesprengte Massaweg folgt dem Trassee des ehemaligen Bewässerungskanals.
Nature Trail · Switzerland
Larch Trail (Nr. 28)
recommended route Difficulty moderate
4.4 km
1:40 h
62 m
773 m
The Larch Trail leads across alpine pastures, along sparse forest that is home to numerous gnarled and ancient Swiss stone pine trees and tall larches. The theme trail is devoted to the nutcracker, an emblematic local bird species.
Nature Trail · Switzerland
Ravensburger Games Trail: Prince’s Route
recommended route Difficulty easy Open
7.8 km
2:35 h
316 m
313 m
The Ravensburger Games Trail is great family fun. Eight Games Cabins and seven Activity Stations with board games provide for plenty of varied fun in the hiking area.
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