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Visperterminen Panoramic Trail

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  • Panoramic Trail in Visperterminen
    / Panoramic Trail in Visperterminen
    Photo: Nicolas Glauser, Heidadorf Visperterminen Tourismus
  • / View from Gebidum
    Photo: Heidadorf Visperterminen Tourismus, Heidadorf Visperterminen Tourismus
  • / Freshly prepared trails in Visperterminen
    Photo: Heidadorf Visperterminen Tourismus, Heidadorf Visperterminen Tourismus
  • / From the Gebidempass you have a wonderful view into the Nanztal
    Photo: Heidadorf Visperterminen Tourismus, Heidadorf Visperterminen Tourismus
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Enjoy a spectacular view of numerous 4000m peaks from this trail on which it seems the sky is within touching distance.
moderate
Distance 8.5 km
3:35 h
355 m
355 m
Take the chairlift from Visperterminen for an easy ride to Giw at 2,000 m above sea level. The Panoramic Trail starts right next to the ski lift. Follow the "Panoramaweg" signs towards Bord until you reach the Gebidum Pass. From here it is about 40 minutes to the Gebidum view point with its incredible 360° panoramic view over 14 4,000m peaks, including the Matterhorn.

Author’s recommendation

Enjoy a phenomenal panorama from the Gebidum Pass or later from the sun-drenched terrace at the Giw mountain restaurant.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Gebidum, 2,317 m
Lowest point
Giw, 1,962 m
Best time of year
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Exposition / cardinal direction
NESW

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

Giw (1,961 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'637'394E 1'122'789N
DD
46.255499, 7.923579
DMS
46°15'19.8"N 7°55'24.9"E
UTM
32T 417034 5122998
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Destination

Giw

Turn-by-turn directions

The snowshoe trail to the Gebidum viewpoint starts between the ski lift and Giw mountain restaurant. Following this ascent you will reach Gebidum Lake, followed by the Gebidum Pass. Continue northwards towards the Gebidum lookout point and once there, enjoy the peace and the unique mountain panorama that awaits you. This is the highest point on the trail before returning to Giw.

Note


all notes on protected areas

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
2'637'394E 1'122'789N
DD
46.255499, 7.923579
DMS
46°15'19.8"N 7°55'24.9"E
UTM
32T 417034 5122998
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

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

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopoMaps 1:50'000: 274S Visp

Equipment

Nous recommandons :

  • Bonnes chaussures imperméables
  • Raquettes à neige
  • Bâtons de marche
  • Vêtements adaptés à la météo et au froid : toujours avoir une veste imperméable
  • Chapeau ou casquette
  • Crème solaire
  • Bouteille d’eau, pique-nique
  • Appareil photo
  • Version imprimée de l’itinéraire (cliquez sur « imprimer » pour télécharger)

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
8.5 km
Duration
3:35 h
Ascent
355 m
Descent
355 m
Out and back Loop Scenic Refreshment stops available Geological highlights Cableway ascent/descent Insider tip Summit route Clear area
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
afternoon

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