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    Photo: Sandra Stockinger, Lötschental Tourismus
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    Photo: Sandra Stockinger, Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Wiler - Blatten
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
  • / Wiler - Blatten
    Photo: Lötschental Tourismus
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A leisurely hike from Wiler to Blatten.
closed
easy
Distance 5.5 km
1:50 h
370 m
290 m
From Wiler, head towards Weissenried. The Chapel of St. George is situated in the small enchanting hamlet of Weissenried and the tranquillity and remoteness of this place invites visitors to linger a while and relax. From Weissenried, continue on to Blatten. The "Im Brand" Shrine dedicated to Saint Anthony of Padua is situated halfway along this section. In Blatten you will find timber houses clad with stone slabs, typical Valais granaries and pure, unspoilt nature with a wide range of flora and fauna. Make a brief detour into the old village of Blatten with its village oven and mill complex.

Author’s recommendation

The 1:25,000 scale hiking map is your perfect companion for an unforgettable day's hiking in the Lötschental. Available from the Lötschental Tourist Information Office in Wiler or online at www.loetschental.ch/webshop
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Author
Sandra Stockinger
Update: November 16, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
1,725 m
Lowest point
1,395 m
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Safety information

  • Plan your tour carefully
  • Ensure that you have a full set of appropriate equipment
  • Never embark on a tour alone
  • Inform friends, relatives, the mountain hut supervisor or the hotel porter of your proposed tour. Report back when you arrive at your destination.
  • Keep a constant eye on weather developments
  • Adhere to the principle: if in doubt, turn back!

Start

Wiler, valley cable car station (1,394 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'626'058E 1'138'924N
DD
46.401168, 7.777468
DMS
46°24'04.2"N 7°46'38.9"E
UTM
32T 406023 5139347
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Destination

Blatten, Post

Turn-by-turn directions

Wiler - Weissenried - Blatten

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Wiler ("Wiler, Seilbahn" postbus stop).

Getting there

Drive into the Lötschental from Goppenstein, past the villages of Ferden and Kippel as far as Wiler to the valley cable car station.

Parking

You can park your car in the outdoor car park or in the indoor car park beside the cable car valley station (not free).

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'626'058E 1'138'924N
DD
46.401168, 7.777468
DMS
46°24'04.2"N 7°46'38.9"E
UTM
32T 406023 5139347
w3w 
///duty.minute.mallets
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • 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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Status
closed
Difficulty
easy
Distance
5.5 km
Duration
1:50 h
Ascent
370 m
Descent
290 m
Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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