Hiking trail Moosalp - Boniger See - Moosalp
|Distance||: 5 km, 3.1 miles|
|User rating||: 9|
Moosalp is a woody plateau with relatively easy trails accompanied with panoramic views. The first section of the route offers a wide view of Grächen and the Ried glacier behind it. The next viewing point is Stand. Most of the Matter valley can be seen from here, with the Ried glacier, the tourist resort of Grächen, the Weisshorn (4506 m/14,783 ft), the Dom (4545 m, 14,911 ft) and the Breithorn (4164 m, 13,661 ft) on the Italian border. The triangular Bietschhorn (3934 m, 12,907 ft), at the opposite side of the Rhône valley, dominates the view to the north.
Transportation to Moosalp
Moosalp can be reached by post bus or by car from Visp or Stalden. The post bus can be recommended, as it allows you to fully enjoy the view on the way. It also spares you from a car ride on a long and narrow mountain road, with a difference in altitude of 1200 m (3940 ft). 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 Stand first. From Stand, head for the Boniger See. Walk along the right bank to take the trail into the woods at the other side of the lake. Turn left on the fork in this narrow path. The trail descends until you reach a second lake. Pass by the right side of the lake and follow the trail along the bank at the other side. A wide bend of about 500 m (1600 ft) leads you back to the Boniger See. Follow the signs back to Moosalp from here.
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