Grengiols - Saflischpass
The hike leads from Grengiols to the hamlet of Bächerhäusern and from here along the old sledging run, to the Breithorn mountain. The difference in altitude for this section is 1,200 metres so the ascent is very steep and tiring. You are justly rewarded when you reach the top of the Breithorn as you get a fantastic panoramic view of the region and can marvel at the unique Alpine flora. In July and August, you can admire the strictly protected edelweiss flower. The descent takes you past Furggen, where we recommend you visit the newly renovated Maria zum Schnee chapel.
From Furggen, the hiking route takes you over level or only gently rising paths to the Saflischpass. This is the linking route between the Saflischtal and the Gantertal valleys. After the top of the pass and a gentle descent, you reach Rosswald. From here, you can take the aerial cable car to Ried-Brig and from there the PostBus to Brig or you can also cover the final section on foot.
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The hike takes about 6-8 hours.
- Starting point
- Arrival with public transport (stop/station)
- Grengiols Bahnhof
- 995 m
- 1800 m
- 18.50 km
- Amount untarred route
- 18.00 km
- Altitude difference ascent
- 1500 m
- Altitude difference descent
- 799 m
- Time required
- Level technique
- Level condition
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The botanist Eduard Thommen described them as an independent species. "Tulipa grengiolensis" has been considered since then as a unique species of tulip that only grows in Switzerland. It flowers only in the village of Grengiols and its surroundings.
- Sight / Place of interest
- Natural landscape / Habitat
"A cosy village restaurant with about 40 seats
Meeting point for cow fighting fans"
A cosy village restaurant with 36 seats and a small dining room that can be rented.
- Room / Holiday flat
The Furggen Alpine Committee is responsible for the land management of the alp of the same name. The alp of Furggen is known for its traditional cheese production in a large copper vat over an open fire.
- Alpine huts offering regional product
The Grengiols cooperative was established on 21 August 1910. There are now 130 members and 4 part-time staff are employed, equivalent to 2 full-time positions.