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Talweg Ganter

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  • Doru
    / Doru
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  • / Valley of Ganter
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  • / Bridge of Ganter pictured from the south
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  • / Path down in the valley of ganter
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  • / Ganterbrücke von unten
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  • / Alte Ganterbrücke
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  • / Mittubäch
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  • / bridge of Ganter
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  • / Butterfly
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  • / fountain
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  • / picnic table
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  • / Alpwirtschaft Gantertal
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  • / Gantertal mit Glishorn
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  • / bridge of Ganter
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  • / old bridge of ganter
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  • / Gantertal
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  • / Ganterbrücke
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  • / Saltinaschlucht am Schallberg
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  • / Stockalperweg am Schallberg
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The Ganter valley path was restored together with the Stockalperweg - ViaStockalper. It leads you through history, present and flora in a sunny position.
open
moderate
Distance 9 km
3:30 h
532 m
106 m

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!
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: July 30, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Rothwald, 1,745 m
Lowest point
Gantertal, 1,257 m
Best time of year
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Safety information

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

Tips and hints

www.brig-simplon.ch

Start

Schallberg, post bus stop (1,316 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'645'038E 1'127'110N
DD
46.293899, 8.023125
DMS
46°17'38.0"N 8°01'23.3"E
UTM
32T 424759 5127166
w3w 
///debating.bracing.bearable

Destination

Schallberg, post bus stop

Turn-by-turn directions

Schallberg - Ze Brunnu - Napoleonische Ganterbrücke - über Forststrasse in den «Grund» - Schallberg

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You reach the entrance comfortably with the post bus.

Getting there

Take the post bus to the stop Schallberg.

Parking

Parking spaces are available.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'645'038E 1'127'110N
DD
46.293899, 8.023125
DMS
46°17'38.0"N 8°01'23.3"E
UTM
32T 424759 5127166
w3w 
///debating.bracing.bearable
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

Ecomuseum Simplon

3907 Simplon Dorf

ecomuseum@simplon.ch

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available from the Brig and Simplon Tourist Offices.

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes, good, sturdy mountain boots are urgently needed.

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Status
open
Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9 km
Duration
3:30 h
Ascent
532 m
Descent
106 m
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