The so-called "old mountain road" leads from Naters to Klosi and then uphill to Moos, Geimen, Mehlbaum and Blatten bei Naters. The old mountain road dates back to two millennia ago.
It is gently nestled in the cultivated landscape of the Natischer Berg. The shape of the road is characterised by alleys, hollow and sloping paths, embankments, dry stone walls, free-standing path boundaries, standing stones, picket fences, stone paving, cross slopes, mule troughs and the like. The old mountain road served mainly as a mule track and cattle drive. In many places, the excellent historic building fabric has been preserved.
Admire the art and the church in Geimen.
Safety informationDespite the " impossible to miss " markings 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 an 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. Particularly in adverse weather conditions, near-natural paths can become muddy and slippery. You have to expect this kind of path impairment 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 hintsIf you have any questions, please contact:
Belalp Bahnen AG
Blatten - Belalp Tourismus AG
Getting thereArrival 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, then take the cable car to the car-free Belalp.
In Naters, as well as in Brig, there are several parking spaces and multi-storey car parks available for a fee.
Paid parking is available in the Chienzlichrommu and in the multi-storey car park in Blatten bei Naters.
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EquipmentSturdy 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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