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Intro

Erosion has created an immense, pale yellow rock basin that is growing larger every year. This natural phenomenon is well worth a visit.

Description

This short hike starts at Leuk railway station and passes the old Ziehbrunnen fountain before reaching Hexenplatz. The forest trail follows the Illgraben – an impressive ravine where the water continually carves out deep grooves. The 134-metre long Bhutan Bridge crosses the Illgraben at 855 metres, the highest point of the trail. The hanging walkway that connects the Lower and Upper Valais symbolises the bridging between foreign cultures.

It is well worth continuing a little further up into the ravine (Güetji) for an impressive view of its interior. To do this, you must leave the official hiking trail and take a right at the turn-off just after the bridge.

After crossing the Bhutan Bridge, the return route follows the left side of the ravine, through the Pfyn-Finges Forest towards Obere Abschlacht and to Leuk railway station.

An enjoyable tour includes the careful planning of the same. Please inform yourself in advance at the local information center about the route and weather conditions. Depending on the season and weather conditions, this route may be blocked or interrupted

Technical information

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Start location
Leuk
Destination
Leuk
Start Point
Leuk railway station
Target Point
Leuk railway station
Direction
Round trip
Altitude (meter above sea level)
941 m
Ascent
343 m
Descent
343 m
Distance
8 km
Duration
2 h 30 min
Technical requirements
Easy
Physical requirements
Medium
Season
April - November
Theme
Over a suspension bridge, Along Water, With panoramic view
Category
Nature, Active
Suitable for children with age
10 - 13 years, 14+ Years

Map

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Contact

Leuk Tourismus
Bahnhof 6
3952 Susten
Switzerland

Phone +41 (0)27 473 10 94
info@leuk.ch
leuk.ch

Quick Facts

Route number

Distance

8 km

Duration

2 h 30 min

Ascent

343 m

Travel information: Leuk

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