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Hüoterhüsi Trail

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  • Snowshoeing through the forest in Visperterminen
    Snowshoeing through the forest in Visperterminen
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This snow shoe trail through the forest along ancient waterways offers sun and a breathtaking panoramic view.
moderate
Distance 8.3 km
3:10 h
301 m
301 m
1,660 m
1,359 m
This route leads from the village of Visperterminen along the marked trail towards Riedbach. Follow the waterway (bisse) until the viewpoint at Hüoterhüsi, a former water attendant's house. Take a moment to enjoy the fantastic panoramic view from here over the Rhone valley, stretching from Conches à Crans-Montana. Follow the signs back via Bodma to Visperterminen, well-known for its Païen wine.

Author’s recommendation

Pack your binoculars and camera. The Hüoterhüsi viewpoint offers a magnificent view over the Rhone Valley.
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Author
Mégane Roduit
Update: July 04, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Riedbach, 1,660 m
Lowest point
Visperterminen, 1,359 m
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Track types

Asphalt 24.71%Nature trail 49.03%Path 10.74%Road 15.51%
Asphalt
2 km
Nature trail
4 km
Path
0.9 km
Road
1.3 km
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Safety information

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Valais/Wallis Promotion accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.

  • Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on “Print” icon, top right of this page.
  • Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.
  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals. Do not leaveanywaste in nature.
  • Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at altitude. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.
  • Plan hike carefully: take into consideration fitness level of each participant, weather forecast and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertainweather, turn back in good time.
  • Do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • Take note of the warning signs that point out the constant danger, especially the danger of avalanches.

Tips and hints

More information about the destination:

Start

Visperterminen (1,358 m)
Coordinates:
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2'635'795E 1'123'073N
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46.258137, 7.902860
DMS
46°15'29.3"N 7°54'10.3"E
UTM
32T 415442 5123313
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Destination

Visperterminen

Turn-by-turn directions

This route begins in Visperterminen. Enjoy the “bisse” (ancient waterway) flowing peacefully through the forest, surrounded by chirping birds and unspoilt nature, and culminating in a wonderful view at Hüoterhüsi. From here, the trail leads back southwards, via Bodma and with a view of the Matterhorn, towards Visperterminen, famous for its Païen wine.

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Public transport

Visperterminen can be reached easily from Visp using post bus 524. The hike begins from the bus terminus at Visperterminen.

Getting there

Take the A9 motorway and cantonal road 9 to Visp. Follow the signs to Visperterminen and take Terbinerstrasse via Unterstalden and Oberstalden to Visperterminen.

Parking

There are a large number of public parking spots in the center of the village.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'635'795E 1'123'073N
DD
46.258137, 7.902860
DMS
46°15'29.3"N 7°54'10.3"E
UTM
32T 415442 5123313
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The tourist office in Visperterminen has brochures and information material about hiking in the region.

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopoMaps 1:50'000: 274S Visp

Equipment

We recommend: 

  • Good, waterproof footwear
  • Snowshoes
  • hikingpoles
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water, picnic
  • camera
  • printout of this hike (click “Print” icon, top right, to download)

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.3 km
Duration
3:10 h
Ascent
301 m
Descent
301 m
Highest point
1,660 m
Lowest point
1,359 m
Out and back Circular route Scenic Forest roads Forest
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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