Hiking trail Hannigalp - Grächen
|Distance||: 6 km, 3.7 miles|
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During this hike, you will get to know the woody surroundings of the tourist resort of Grächen: the Grächerwald. There is a nice view of the Weisshorn, and you can see part of the Matterhorn from Hannigalp. You will walk along the open waterworks (Suonen), that are characteristic to the region of Wallis.
Transportation to Hannigalp
It takes 5 minutes to walk from the bus station in Grächen to the gondola to Hannigalp. Grächen can be reached by car or by bus from the railway station in St. Niklaus. Will you be traveling to and from hiking areas frequently? A Swiss Pass or one of the other passes grants easy access to the entire Swiss Travel System (trains, buses, boats and mountain transportation).
Follow the signs to Grächen from Hannigalp. You will pass a chapel and enter the forests of the Grächerwald soon after. Head for the Ried glacier from Eggeri. You will now follow the trail along the open waterworks for a while. Head for Riedbach/Bordierhütte further on. After crossing the gondola route to the Seetalhorn, you will leave this trail by turning right at the second junction, into the descending path to Niedergrächen. This is about one kilometer (0.6 miles) from the gondola route. Turn left into the descending path to Grächen at the next intersection. Keep heading for Grächen. You will now enter a wide forest trail. Follow this path until the asphalt road. Turn left into the descending road to reach the gondola station to the Seetalhorn. Turn left after the gondola station and walk straight ahead until you reach the main street (Dorfweg). Turn right to the post office/bus station.
Transportation from Grächen
You can get back to the valley by bus or by car (refer to the explanation above).
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