Hiking tour 

Along the tracks of mountain farmers

Short info

Starting point
Mund, Dorf, 1186 m a.s.l.
Endpoint
Brig, 674 m a.s.l.
Track
12 km
Duration
3 h 15 min.
Difficulty
Medium
Ascent
252 m
Descent
764 m
Lowest point
672 m a.s.l.
Highest Point
1342 m a.s.l.

The tour

This hike takes you along dry southern slopes that nonetheless feature lush green meadows and pastures thanks to traditional irrigation methods. You’ll be hiking along the „Stigwasser“ Suone (water conduit) into the rugged Gredetschtal valley and then along the „Oberschta“ to Oberbirgisch. After that you’ll cross the dry meadows above Birgisch. Towards the end you’ll be able to admire the trail-building skills of our ancestors, with a particularly impressive section between Moos and Naters.

Alternative Route

Start from Birgisch; Access the Gredetschtal valley via the Wyssa in Mund, which is more spectacular but also more exposed (requires a sure footing), Detour into the Gredetschtal valley

Meals

Restaurant Birgisch, on the trail itself no restaurant available

General Tips

dark tunnel (flashlight recommended), along the suones the trail is at some parts highly exposed

Note the signage and any information boards on the spot. Further information about the Swiss footpath network and the signposting can be found here.