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Rischinen - Gibidum Reservoir

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  • Stausee Gibidum
    Stausee Gibidum
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From Rischinen you walk to the Gibidum reservoir and back. A perfect walk for the whole family.
Open
easy
Distance 1.3 km
0:25 h
49 m
58 m
1,484 m
1,436 m
The short hike from the Stalden car park in Rischinen to the Gibidum reservoir takes around 50 minutes and is suitable for a short breather.

The circular hike leads from the Stalden car park in Rischinen to the Gibidum reservoir. The Gibidum reservoir, with an area of 21 hectares (about 29 football fields), was completed in 1967 and is fed by the Great Aletsch Glacier. You can reach the reservoir via a steel staircase.

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Update: November 09, 2022
Difficulty
easy
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Highest point
1,484 m
Lowest point
1,436 m
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Asphalt 2.79%Forested/wild trail 4.17%Path 0.07%Road 92.95%
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Safety information

Despite the "impossible to miss" marking of the hiking trails, we recommend for safety reasons to always have an appropriate hiking map with you so that you can quickly find your way to a safe area in case of a thunderstorm or emergency, for example.

Especially in autumn, you should also be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide bumps, roots, stones or holes in the path. After storms, trees can still fall over or branches can fall down. Especially in adverse weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on natural paths. You have to expect this kind of damage to paths when you go on a hike.

Not all rocks or precipices are secured with ropes or railings. In some cases surefootedness is required. If you are of the opinion that certain sections of the trail are not passable for you, you should avoid them.

Tips and hints

If you have any questions, please contact:

Belalp Bahnen AG

www.belalp.ch 

bahnen@belalp.ch 

+41 (0)27 921 65 10

Blatten - Belalp Tourismus AG

tourismus@belalp.ch 

+41 (0)27 921 60 40

Start

Rischinen (1474 m) (1,451 m)
Coordinates:
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2'642'603E 1'135'019N
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46.365197, 7.992243
DMS
46°21'54.7"N 7°59'32.1"E
UTM
32T 422482 5135118
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Destination

Gebidum Reservoir

Turn-by-turn directions

The hike starts at the Stalden car park in Rischinen. You can reach it by car in a few minutes from Blatten near Naters. Follow the signs in the direction of the Gibidum reservoir.

Rischinen - Gibidum reservoir

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Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can reach Rischinen from Blatten with the sports bus, which runs free of charge between Stalden - Rischinen - Blatten - Ejia in winter.

It takes about 30 minutes to walk from the Blatten valley station. You can reach Blatten by public transport.

You can find the timetable for the sports bus at www.belalp.ch

Getting there

Arrival by car

From western Switzerland: A9 Lausanne - Vevey, or north-western Switzerland: A12 Bern - Vevey: A9 - Sierre: main road Sierre - Brig

From north-western Switzerland: A6 Berne - Thun - Spiez: main road Spiez - Kandersteg (Lötschberg tunnel car transport) - Goppenstein - Gampel - Brig

From eastern and central Switzerland: Andermatt - Realp (year-round Furka car transport; in summer via Furka Pass) - Oberwald - Brig

From Ticino (in summer): Airolo - Nufenenpass - Ulrichen - Brig

Or via Centovalli - Domodossola - Simplonpass - Brig

From Italy (Aosta, Mt. Blanc Tunnel): Aosta - Grand Saint Bernard tunnel (over the pass in summer) - Martigny: A9 motorway - Sierre: Sierre - Brig main road.

Or via Domodossola - Simplon Pass - Brig

Blatten bei Naters

From Brig you can reach Blatten bei Naters via Naters.

Parking

Paid parking is available in the Chienzlichrommu and in the multi-storey car park in Blatten near Naters.

You can find more info at:

www.belalp.ch 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'642'603E 1'135'019N
DD
46.365197, 7.992243
DMS
46°21'54.7"N 7°59'32.1"E
UTM
32T 422482 5135118
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Equipment

Sturdy shoes, clothing suitable for the weather, sun and rain protection, as well as sufficient supplies of food and drinks, should there be no refreshment stops or shopping facilities available or open. Although the trail is very well marked throughout, you should always have a suitable hiking map with you for safety reasons. Take sticks or other aids with you.

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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.3 km
Duration
0:25 h
Ascent
49 m
Descent
58 m
Highest point
1,484 m
Lowest point
1,436 m
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