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Lötschberger - Südrampe

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The hiking trail leads along the more than 100-year-old Lötschberg mountain route from Hohtenn via Ausserberg, Eggerberg and Lalden to Brig.

difficult
26.9 km
9:00 h
1012 m
1152 m

The route fascinates hikers of all ages again and again. Alpine and southern vegetation alternate - and there are always beautiful views of the Rhone Valley. Along the way you can admire typical old Valais houses as well as masterpieces of railway construction from the early 20th century - for example the Luogelkin viaduct between Hohtenn and Ausserberg. In the Bietschtal valley, the hiking trail follows the route of the old construction railway. The old irrigation channels, the suonen, are impressive. They meander for several kilometres along rugged cliffs, testifying to the courage and skill of their builders.

On the way there are numerous opportunities for side trips down to the valley or up to the higher Alps. You can walk the 23 km long Lötschberger south ramp as a whole or in sections. Starting points are the stations Hohtenn, Ausserberg, Eggerberg, Lalden and Brig. Brigerbad and Mund can be reached by post bus.

More information

Author’s recommendation

On the way there are numerous opportunities for side trips down into the valley or up to higher situated alps.

Difficulty
difficult
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1094 m
Lowest point
672 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

The museum of the Swiss Guards in the old military fortress
Stockalper's Castle
Thermal resort at Brigerbad

Safety information

The hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the hiker.

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes it is strongly recommended to wear good, sturdy mountain boots.

Tips, hints and links

Guided railway hike: Several times a year there is a guide railway hike  from Hohtenn to Ausserberg.

www.bls.ch/loetschberger

www.brig-simplon.ch

Start

Hohtenn, train station (1053 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.322292, 7.767750
UTM
32T 405139 5130595

Destination

Brig, train station

Turn-by-turn directions

Hohtenn - Brägji - Rarnerchumma - Naturbrücke - Riedgarto - Ausserberg - Fischersbiel - Eggen - Eggerberg - Lalden - Brigerbad - Mund - Birgisch - Naters - Brig

Further information can be found in the hiking flyer Lötschberger Südrampe.

Public transport

Public transport friendly

Arriving by train (www.bls.ch/loetschberger) is comfortable and the journey itself is an experience. Buy your ticket directly here fahrplan.bls.ch.

Getting there

Take the "RegioExpress Lötschberger" train to the desired stop on the Lötschberger Südrampe hiking trail.

Parking

Parking is available in Brig and at the railway stations.

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available at the tourist offices.


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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
26.9 km
Duration
9:00 h
Ascent
1012 m
Descent
1152 m
Public transport friendly In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly Cultural/historical value

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Highest point
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Lowest point
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