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Bodma winter trail

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  • Bodma winter hiking trail in Visperterminen
    / Bodma winter hiking trail in Visperterminen
    Photo: David Carlier, Valais
  • / Hiking Visperterminen Winter
    Photo: David Carlier, Valais
  • / In Visperterminen you will meet unspoilt nature in winter
    Photo: Heidadorf Visperterminen Tourismus, Heidadorf Visperterminen Tourismus
  • / Bodma Winter hiking trail in Visperterminen
    Photo: Heidadorf Visperterminen Tourismus, Heidadorf Visperterminen Tourismus
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A pleasant winter hiking trail, perfect for enjoying nature with family and friends.
Distance 4.2 km
1:30 h
264 m
264 m
1,622 m
1,358 m
The theme trail starts at the top of the village and offers an opportunity to get to know the tracks and behavior of our wild animals in winter. Interesting information is available on information boards along the way about different native species. Hike through fairytale winter landscapes and leave but your tracks behind. An ideal circular trail for the whole family.

Author’s recommendation

Ideal for spending a leisurely day with the family in the heart of nature while learning fascinating facts about indigenous animals.
Highest point
Bodma, 1,622 m
Lowest point
Visperterminen, 1,358 m
Best time of year

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.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible, avoid going alone.

Tips and hints

More information about the destination:


Visperterminen (1,357 m)
2'635'789E 1'123'075N
46.258157, 7.902781
46°15'29.4"N 7°54'10.0"E
32T 415435 5123316



Turn-by-turn directions

Head for Bodma from the turnoff in the centre of the village. The path is fairly flat and therefore makes for easy walking in both directions. The winter hiking trail features numerous information boards about the local fauna. When you get to Bodma, the path leads you back to the village of the Païen grape and the end of your excursion.


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Visperterminen can be reached with ease from Visp using post bus 524. The hike starts from the Visperterminen bus terminus.

Getting there

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


There are numerous public parking spots available in the center of Visperterminen.


2'635'789E 1'123'075N
46.258157, 7.902781
46°15'29.4"N 7°54'10.0"E
32T 415435 5123316
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The Visperterminen tourist office offers brochures and information on hiking in the region.

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopoMaps 1:50'000: 274S Viège


We recommend: 

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

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Kit para bolhas
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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4.2 km
1:30 h
264 m
264 m
Highest point
1,622 m
Lowest point
1,358 m
Out and back Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest Flora and fauna Way cleared
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