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Hannig Loop

Mountain Bike · Valais
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  • 3 Mountainbiker admiring the view of the mountains
    / 3 Mountainbiker admiring the view of the mountains
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  • / 3 mountain bikers on the Hannig trail
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  • / 3 Mountainbiker in the middle of a descent into the forest
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  • / On the way to the Hannig bike tour
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The Hannig circuit tour is a physically demanding route with amazing panoramas, covering an altitude difference of 500 metres on the Wannehorn.
easy
Distance 7.6 km
1:49 h
514 m
514 m
Hannigalp is easily accessible via the gravel road or by cable car from Grächen village. After Hannigalp and its breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding mountains – including the Matterhorn – the tour climbs steeply via Chleini Furgge and on to Küchenwang. At this point, it’s well worth tackling the extra 50 metres on foot to the summit of the Wannehorn to enjoy the incredible vista of the southern Valais and Bernese Alps. From Küchenwang, the tour follows a slightly broader trail to another view point, the Heidnische Tossu. Here the wonderful views across the valley include the imposing peaks of the Augstbord region right up into the Mattertal Valley. From the view point, the circuit tour moves on to Stafel before returning to Hannigalp, where the Hannighüsli mountain restaurant offers typical Valais dishes and the chance to take a well-earned rest after the day’s exertions.

Author’s recommendation

The SiSu Family Park on Hannigalp will delight both children and grown-ups with its water games, climbing park, and fast-paced tube run.
Difficulty
S1 easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Kücherwang, 2,633 m
Lowest point
Hannigalp, 2,120 m
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Safety information

Use marked bike trails and routes only, making sure you observe all signposting. Kindly close gates after passing through. Please be considerate to walkers, as well as to plants and animals. As a rule, walkers have priority. When planning, take into account participants’ fitness level and ability. All riding is at one’s own risk.

Tips and hints

More info:

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Start

Hannigalp (2,122 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'633'129E 1'117'338N
DD
46.206682, 7.867884
DMS
46°12'24.1"N 7°52'04.4"E
UTM
32T 412664 5117634
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Destination

Hannigalp

Turn-by-turn directions

The route is signposted in one direction only: Hannigalp -> Küchenwang -> Heidnische Tossu -> Hannigalp

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Regular rail connections to St. Niklaus from across Switzerland. Continue via postal bus to Grächen and via the Hannigalpbahn cable car to Hannigalp. Remember to reserve your space for bike transport on bus. 

Getting there

Ideally go to Grächen.

Parking

The holiday destination of Grächen is partly car-free. Access for private vehicles is only permitted up to the village centre.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'633'129E 1'117'338N
DD
46.206682, 7.867884
DMS
46°12'24.1"N 7°52'04.4"E
UTM
32T 412664 5117634
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The tourist office in Grächen has a range of brochures and other informative material about mountain biking in the region.

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1308 St-Nikaus

Equipment

We recommend: a bike in excellent working order, a helmet, gloves and a bell, clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof), food and drink.

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Difficulty
S1 easy
Distance
7.6 km
Duration
1:49 h
Ascent
514 m
Descent
514 m
Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Family-friendly Botanical highlights Flora and fauna Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip Summit route Accessibility Singletrail/Free ride

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