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Tärbiner winter trail

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  • View along the way
    / View along the way
    Photo: Heidadorf Visperterminen Tourismus, Heidadorf Visperterminen Tourismus
  • / Winter splendor in Visperterminen
    Photo: Heidadorf Visperterminen Tourismus, Heidadorf Visperterminen Tourismus
  • / Small snowy chalet on the side of the path
    Photo: Heidadorf Visperterminen Tourismus, Heidadorf Visperterminen Tourismus
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The Tärbiner winter hiking trail does a circuit around the village of Visperterminen.
moderate
Distance 10.1 km
2:55 h
380 m
380 m
Head south on the almost flat toboggan run until you reach Brunnu, enjoying the incredible panorama on the way as you go.  Continue in a northerly direction and passing a chairlift before plunging into the Gärsteru forest. When you get to Muttji, the highest point on the hike, continue to Bodma with its beautiful view of the surrounding landscape. From here, return to Visperterminen where you can take a well-deserved break.

Author’s recommendation

Don't forget your sunglasses. Walk in a southerly direction and enjoy the sun on your face.
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Mutji, 1,682 m
Lowest point
Visperterminen, 1,335 m
Best time of year
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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.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible, avoid going alone.

Tips and hints

More information about the destination:

Start

Visperterminen (1,358 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'635'795E 1'123'073N
DD
46.258137, 7.902862
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

The hike starts above the village of Visperterminen and leads towards Brunnu along a road closed to cars. From here, continue through the idyllic Gärsteru forest to the famous chapel. Once you reach the hamlet of Bodma, enjoy the view over the Saaser and Mattertal valleys.

Note


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.

Parking

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

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'635'795E 1'123'073N
DD
46.258137, 7.902862
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

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

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopoMaps 1:50'000: 274S Visp

Equipment

We recommend: 

  • goodfootwear
  • 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)

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.1 km
Duration
2:55 h
Ascent
380 m
Descent
380 m
Out and back Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Cultural/historical interest
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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