This hike takes you along the Suone Stigwasser first from Mund into the Gredetschtal and via the Suone Obersta to Birgisch. The irrigation channels, some of which lead through spectacular terrain and steep rocky sections, are both located in the Gredetschtal valley near the Mundbach stream at an altitude of approx. 1300 m. They were used for a long time to irrigate the fields and meadows in Mund and Birgisch.
- 6,22 km
- 2 hours
- 169 m
- 169 m
- start: Mund (1223 m)
- destination: Mund
Good to know
The hike starts at the Mund Dorf bus stop and leads towards the church. From here you reach the upper part of the village through the narrow alleys of the typical Valais mountain village. In Tähischinu the network of hiking trails branches off. Take the right-hand path and you will soon be at the irrigation channel called Stigwasser. Follow the path and you will soon reach the "Üssers Senntum" in the Gredetschtal. Here you cross the Mundbach stream and continue the hike on the path that follows the Suone Obersta.
You hike through small, wildly romantic tunnels and in the middle of the path you catch sight of the Matterhorn on the horizon. Slowly the valley opens up again and soon you have a clear view of the Rhone plain. The path coming from Belalp brings you to the hamlet of Oberbirgisch. From here you follow a melioration road in the direction of Birgisch. Via Mundchi you return to Mund.
If you still feel like it and have some energy left, you can visit the saffron museum in Mund and learn about the red gold.
Mund - Tähischinu - right-hand path towards Stigwasser - Üssers Sänntum - Obersta - Birgisch - Mundchi - Mund
Despite the " impossible to miss " markings of the hiking trails, we recommend for safety reasons to always have an appropriate hiking map with you, so that you can quickly find a safe area in case of a thunderstorm or an emergency, for example.
Especially in autumn, you should also be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide bumps, roots, stones or holes in the path. After storms, trees can still fall over or branches can fall down. Especially in adverse weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on natural paths. You have to expect this kind of path obstruction when you go on a hike.
Not all rocks or precipices are secured with ropes or railings. In some cases surefootedness is required. If you think that certain sections of the trail are not passable for you, you should avoid them.
Sturdy shoes, clothing suitable for the weather, sun and rain protection, as well as sufficient supplies of food and drinks, should there be no refreshment stops or shopping facilities available or open. Although the trail is very well marked throughout, you should always have a suitable hiking map with you for safety reasons. Take sticks or other aids with you.
- Visit the Saffron Museum in Mund
- Enjoy the beautiful and unique view of the Matterhorn
Arrival by car
From western Switzerland: A9 Lausanne - Vevey, or north-western Switzerland: A12 Bern - Vevey: A9 - Sierre: main road Sierre - Brig
From north-western Switzerland: A6 Berne - Thun - Spiez: main road Spiez - Kandersteg (Lötschberg tunnel car transport) - Goppenstein - Gampel - Brig
From eastern and central Switzerland: Andermatt - Realp (year-round Furka car transport; in summer via Furka Pass) - Oberwald - Brig
From Ticino (in summer): Airolo - Nufenenpass - Ulrichen - Brig
Or via Centovalli - Domodossola - Simplonpass - Brig
From Italy (Aosta, Mt. Blanc Tunnel): Aosta - Grand Saint Bernard tunnel (over the pass in summer) - Martigny: A9 motorway - Sierre: Sierre - Brig main road.
Or via Domodossola - Simplon Pass - Brig
From Brig you can reach Mund via Naters
There is some parking in Mund vis à vis the church.
Take the post bus to Mund village and start your tour there.
You can find the timetable and further information on how to get there at: www.belalp.ch
Mund (1223 m)
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