Mountain hike in Calfeisen Valley

St. Martin

Calfeisen Valley impresses visitors with its unique fauna and flora. The pristine and romantic valley is an insider tip for people searching for relaxing destinations and for hikers.

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Technical information

Begin of tour:St. Martin
Point of arrival:St. Martin
Access starting point/point of arrival:PostAuto to Gigerwald (Geiger Forest) and to the Dam Private car: one-way street rule every half-hour starting from the dam wall at Giger Forest
Physical fitness:medium
Hiking time:5h
Length:14.8 km
Season:June to October


The free Walser people who migrated here from the Upper Valais have inhabited Calfeisen Valley since the early 14th century. They abandoned the settlement in 1653 because the climate became progressively harsher. The church of St. Martin, which is at the beginning of the hike, is a witness to that era. The hike leads from here up to Malsan Alp. Hikers reach the Alpine slab of Obersäss, the Little Alp of Untersäss and subsequently the SAC hut of Sardona via high moors. On the other side of the valley, the path leads back to the Walser settlement of St. Martin at Giger Forest Lake.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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