blue UNESCO Trail Brischeru

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updated on: 07.07.2016 15:32
Time 3.5 h   Distance 7.0 km
Altitude at the start 1485 m ü. M.   Altitude at the end 1485 m ü. M.
lowest point 1485 m ü. M.   highest point 2057 m ü. M.
Ascent -   Difference in altitude 572 m
Location 3903 Mund / Eggerberg (VS)

Trail details
Description Departing from Finnu
From Finnu, the trail will lead you across a hollow, passing by the uppermost chalets into the forest. Soon, you will arrive at Chastler, an open plateau with a group of mountain huts. Now you follow the trail uphill to Sättle where it meets the one coming from Mund.

Departing from Mund
From Egga, where is a tiny little chapel (called Flüokappälli) you walk westwards and gently climb slightly the hill. At a place called Meinimatte, you cross the road. The trail now leads you north to a place called Äbi and uphill to Sättle where it joins the trail coming from Finnu.

You will now walk upwards in the forest towards the alpine pasture called Alpe Brischeru. Soon you will reach an impressive viewpoint and you can look down onto the pre-alpine parts of Mund and Finnu.
Then the trail leads you further up to Alpe Brischeru where you can admire the breathtaking panorama from the upper Wallis (the Goms) down to the far peaks of the lower Wallis, among others, Les Diablerets and Les Dents du Midi, will show up. Enjoy the impressive Fletschhorn, the Mischabel Mountain Range with the Dome, the famous Matterhorn and the gleaming Weisshorn—and the incredible silence of nature.
The trail then leads you to the western part of the alpine pasture and later descends over the western ridge, leading after some time back to Sättle where you can either descend to Finnu or Mund.
Highlight The Brischeru-Trail in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Jungfrau—Aletsch—Bietschhorn offers you more than just a refreshing walk in the snowy forest. You can enjoy the most breathtaking panorama of the Southern Alps of the Wallis, including the highest mountains entirely on Swiss ground: the Dome (with 4545 m the highest peak of the Mischabel Mountain Range) and the Weisshorn (4506 m).
How to get there by public transport Take the train to Visp or Eggerberg from where a Post Coach takes you to Eggen. After a short walk you will reach Finnu.
Take the train to Brig where a Post Coach takes you to Mund. Get off at the final stop in Mund and walk up to the hamlet Egga, following the yellow signposts.
How to get there by car Drive from Visp via Eggerberg to Finnu. There is a parking that is open throughout the year.
Drive from Brig to Mund, pass the main village and drive further up to the parking lots of the hamlet Egga. If the road is open, you may even drive up to Meinimatte/Salwald and start your walk up there.

Picture galleries  UNESCO Trail Brischeru 2
 UNESCO Trail Brischeru


Zeit: Abfahrt Ankunft
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Use SBB's online train timetable, as nothing is more convenient than travelling by train.

You can get further information about this Global Trail at the following address:

3903 Mund
Telephone+41 (0)76 525 38 49
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Where to rent snowshoes
If you want to rent snowshoes nearby, the following shops will be happy to help you:

Alpinschule Bietschhorn
Bayard Sport
Break Point
Lowiner Sport
Rubin Sport
Restaurants and other catering facilities nearby:

Restaurant Safran