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Alpine adventure trail

Theme trail · Valais · open
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  • Beim Kuh melken
    / Beim Kuh melken
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  • Alpenblumen Memory
    / Alpenblumen Memory
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  • Alpenduft - erkenne die Düfte
    / Alpenduft - erkenne die Düfte
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  • Nach dem Heuen die Aussicht geniessen
    / Nach dem Heuen die Aussicht geniessen
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  • Familienspass auf dem Waldschlitten
    / Familienspass auf dem Waldschlitten
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  • Alplandschaft
    / Alplandschaft
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  • Station trockene und nasse Alp
    / Station trockene und nasse Alp
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  • Feuerstelle auf dem Weg
    / Feuerstelle auf dem Weg
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  • Alpendüfte
    / Alpendüfte
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  • Hockenalp
    / Hockenalp
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  • Malerische Landschaft
    / Malerische Landschaft
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Map / Alpine adventure trail
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The young visitors can experience everything about life and work on the Alp Einst und Heute at 14 stands. The plants are explained through diaguic holes, a wooden cow can be milked, the typical scythe swing can be practiced and a song can be composed on bells. The playful stations should sensitize the children to the treasures of the Lötschental and bring them closer to the importance of a cultural landscape. The hike with the children lasts about 1.5 hours and takes about 45 minutes.For your information: chairlift on the Lauchernalp not in operation in summer.

open
easy
1.5 km
1:30 h
138 m
0 m

Background of the trail

The grazing and mowing of alpine meadows has shaped the alpine landscape for centuries, without which the meadows would quickly become shrubby and wooded. Alpine farming has therefore not only determined the life and culture of the Lötschental, but has also created the cultural landscape typical of the Alps - a landscape that makes the valley so special and attractive. Rich meadows, the ringing of cowbells, the humming of bees and locusts, an incredible mountain backdrop with sharp ridges and glistening glaciers.The romantic idea that most people associate with the theme of the alp is, however, often a deceptive one. Because life on the alp used to be associated with hard work, and the reward for the effort was modest. The rough weather on the mountain and the forces of nature have caused additional difficulties for the farmers and claimed many victims.

Author’s recommendation

Buy your adventure ticket at the Lauchernalp Bergbahnen ticket office. The ticket includes a return trip as well as coffee and cake in the restaurant Zudili.

Difficulty
easy
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Altitude
2107 m
1969 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Zudili
Berghaus
Zur Wildi

Start

Bergstation Lauchernalp (1969 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.411175, 7.774050
UTM
32T 405777 5140463

Destination

Staffel Lauchernalp

Turn-by-turn directions

Lauchernalp - Hockenalp - Staffel

Public transport

Public transport friendly

The postbus runs every hour from Gampel/Steg or Goppenstein to Wiler ("Wiler, Seilbahn" postbus stop). Take the cable car up to the Lauchernalp.

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. Take the cable car up to the Lauchernalp.

Parking

You can park your car at the car park or in the multi-storey car park at the bottom station of the cable car (chargeable).

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

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Status
open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
1.5 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
138 m
Descent
0 m
Public transport friendly Loop Scenic With refreshment stops Family friendly

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