The Ganter valley path was restored together with the Stockalperweg - ViaStockalper. It leads you through history, present and flora in a sunny position.
Distance 9 km
In the Middle Ages Ganter and Grund were a valley community inhabited all year round. First documentary mentions date back to the end of the 13th century. The hike through the historically, architecturally and botanically interesting Gantertal valley takes you past various sights.
Among other things, it is worth discovering:
The Gantertal - the diverse vegetation of the "Little Valais" Old and New Ganter Bridge Kalchofen Old houses, barn and chapels Iron mine in the Grund
Further information about the Ganter valley trail at:
www.brig-simplon.ch Author’s recommendation
Get a hiking guide (flyer) to the Ganter valley trail at the Brig tourist office. It captures exciting stories and details. It's worth it!
Rothwald, 1,745 m
Gantertal, 1,257 m
Best time of year
Asphalt 1.88% Dirt road 1.72% Forested/wild trail 11.09% Path 66.12% Road 19.17%
Show elevation profile
The hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the hiker.
Tips and hints
Schallberg, post bus stop (1,316 m)
32T 424759 5127166
Schallberg, post bus stop
Schallberg - Ze Brunnu - Napoleonische Ganterbrücke - über Forststrasse in den «Grund» - Schallberg
all notes on protected areas
You reach the entrance comfortably with the post bus.
Take the post bus to the stop Schallberg.
Parking spaces are available.
32T 424759 5127166
How to get there
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike
Book recommendation by the author
You can read more about the Ganter valley trail, the Stockalperweg and history in the book "Wandern am Simplon".
"Wandern am Simplon" (ISBN: 978-3-905756-31-9)
The publication "Wandern am Simplon" (2008) is a veritable treasure trove for stories and facts from very different areas.
Fr. 48 plus packaging and shipping costs; to be purchased from
3907 Simplon Dorf
firstname.lastname@example.org Author’s map recommendations
Hiking maps are available from the Brig and Simplon Tourist Offices.
Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes, good, sturdy mountain boots are urgently needed.