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Kulturweg "Wir Walser"

Hiking Trail · Valais · Open
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  • Achera Biela Naturlehrpfad
    / Achera Biela Naturlehrpfad
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Achera Biela Naturlehrpfad
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Achera Biela Naturlehrpfad
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Kappelle Hl. Rita
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Ried Brig
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Ried Brig
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Achera Biela Naturlehrpfad
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Achera Biela Naturlehrpfad
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Photo spot at the Stockalper Palace
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  • / Achera Biela Naturlehrpfad
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Garten Simplon va hie
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Achera Biela
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  • / Achera Biela Naturlehrpfad
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Historischer Stadel bei Ried-Brig, Brei
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Achera Biela Naturlehrpfad
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Achera Biela Naturlehrpfad
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Walser Werckzeug am Stadel
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Sander mit Kreuz
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Ried-Brig
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Kirche Ried-Brig mit Regenbogen
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
  • / Biela
    Photo: Silvio Burgener, Brig Simplon Tourismus AG
m 1000 900 800 700 600 8 6 4 2 km Acherabiela Restaurant zer Mili Stockalperpalast Stadel im Brei Kapelle der Hl. Rita Sebastianskapelle Brig
Discover the alpine town of Brig and its recreational area in the "Grindji". You will also discover the nature reserve "Achera Biela" on the Hochplatteau am Brigerberg.
Open
easy
Distance 9.5 km
3:00 h
251 m
251 m
The route leads through the old town of Brig to the nature trail "Achera Biela" and over the Biela to Ried-Brig. After a guided village tour through the old Ried-Brig he descends into the Brig recreation area, the Grindji. Here you return along the Saltina to the centre of Brig.

Author’s recommendation

On the hike you will learn a lot about the villages in the Valais. Enjoy a gelato on the sun terraces of the restaurants along the way.
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Author
Silvio Burgener 
Update: July 30, 2021
Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
923 m
Lowest point
672 m
Best time of year
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Rest Stop

Rest. Simplon va hie
Restaurant zer Mili

Safety information

The hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the hiker.

Tips and hints

Brig Simplon Tourismus

Bahnhofstrasse 2

3900 Brig

www.brig-simplon.ch

info@brig-simplon.ch

 

Start

Brig, train station (671 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'642'330E 1'129'862N
DD
46.318826, 7.988234
DMS
46°19'07.8"N 7°59'17.6"E
UTM
32T 422107 5129969
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Destination

Brig, train station

Turn-by-turn directions

The route leads through the old town of Brig to the nature trail "Achera Biela" and over the Biela to Ried-Brig. After a guided village tour through the old Ried-Brig he descends into the Brig recreation area, the Grindji. Here you return along the Saltina to the centre of Brig.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Brig is easily accessible by train or post bus. There are various post bus stops along the route.

Getting there

By train, post bus or private vehicle to Brig.

Parking

There is a multi-storey car park at the station.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'642'330E 1'129'862N
DD
46.318826, 7.988234
DMS
46°19'07.8"N 7°59'17.6"E
UTM
32T 422107 5129969
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Kulturführer zur Geografie, Geschichte, Wirtschaft, Sprache und Kultur. Brig-Glis, Naters und Ried-Brig. Hrsg. Volmar Schmid, Verlag: Wir-Walser, Visp, 2001.

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available at the tourist office in Brig.

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes it is strongly recommended to wear good, sturdy mountain boots.

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.

Similar routes nearby

  • Trail Running (Brig - Simplon Dorf)
  • Brig - Grindji - Ried-Brig - Brig
  • Stadtrundgang Sehenswürdigkeiten Brig
  • Brig - Martigny - Spiez - Grimselpass - Brig
  • Brig- Grimselpass - Brünnig - Altdorf- Furkapass - Brig
  • Brig - Moosalp - Leukerbad - Crans Montana - Sion - Brig
  • Glis - Ein Rundgang
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Status
Open
Difficulty
easy
Distance
9.5 km
Duration
3:00 h
Ascent
251 m
Descent
251 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Scenic Refreshment stops available Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest

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