INTO THE MOUNTAINS


HIKING

The Augstbord region is a true hiker’s paradise. Hikers can set off in any direction for leisurely walks, adventurous hikes or alpine tours. The holiday region in the face of the legendary Bietschhorn offers around 250 km of marked hiking trails. Unterbäch is the ideal starting point for unforgettable hiking holidays in Switzerland.

HIKING IN THE AUGSTBORD REGION

The Augstbord region offers everything you need for a perfect hiking holiday in Switzerland. The choice of hikes, tours and routes is diverse. There are adventurous and easy adventure trails and hikes for families and beginners to challenging tours and routes for experienced hikers and alpinists.

Suonenwanderung in Unterbäch

EDUCATIONAL AND THEMED TRAILS

Whether it’s birches, squirrels, wolves or women’s right to vote – each of these topics has its own dedicated themed trail in the Augstbord region. Each nature trail tells its own story – of the women of Unterbäch in 1957 or the wolf that terrified everyone.

Frauen-Zitatenweg Unterbäch

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HIKE – TASTE – ENJOY


Tüürli

Hike independently through the breathtaking mountain landscape of Unterbäch and get to know the Valais from its most natural side. Enjoy exclusive beers or wines from the region at 5 different stops. Another culinary highlight awaits you for lunch at the “Alpenrösli” restaurant on Brandalp.

HIKING WITH CHILDREN

The holiday region Unterbäch offers a range of child-friendly hiking trails and thrilling family hiking routes. For adventurous families, there’s even a treasure hunt. Go in search of a fun Swiss family holiday.

Brandalp Unterbäch

UNTERBÄCH-BRANDALP CHAIRLIFT

Many hikes in Unterbäch start or finish on Brandalp (1,595 m above sea level). The Sportbahnen Unterbäch chairlift will whisk you there comfortably and effortlessly.

Sportbahnen Unterbäch

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TO OUR NEIGHBOURING TOWNS


Hiking bus

Do you want to explore the wild and romantic Turtmann Valley or have you set your sights on a hike in a neighbouring village? The hiking bus runs every Wednesday in the summer months by appointment and takes you quickly and comfortably to the starting point of your hike.

GUIDED HIKING AND MOUNTAIN TOURS

Für geführte Wander- und Bergtouren empfehlen wir folgende externe Anbieter:

Suonenwanderung Unterbäch

ENCOUNTERING LIVESTOCK GUARD DOGS

Durch die Rückkehr von Grossraubtieren wie Wolf, Bär und Luchs brauchen Nutztiere auf Weiden wieder mehr Schutz. In der Schweiz sind dafür rund 200 Herdenschutzhunde im Einsatz, die vor allem Schafherden bewachen. Unbekanntes im Umfeld der Herde, und dazu gehören auch Wanderer, wird von den imposanten Hunden von der Herde ferngehalten, bis sie sich sicher sind, dass ihren Schützlingen keine Gefahr droht. Diese Arbeitsweise der Herdenschutzhunde gilt es zu respektieren und Herde sowie Hunde möglichst wenig zu stören. Bitte beachte die Verhaltensregeln des BAFU.

Tipp: In Unterbäch gibt es die Möglichkeit, den Herdenschutzhunden in Begleitung von einer anerkannten Züchterin und Hunde-Ausbildnerin zu begegnen und viel Wissenswertes über das Leben und Verhalten dieser Tiere zu erfahren. 

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5 TIPS FOR NATURE-FRIENDLY HIKING


“Leave no trace”

1. take care of the environment and leave no trace: everything you bring with you, take back again.

2. Respect the flora and fauna and stay on the official paths. 3.

3. take photos of flowers instead of picking them.

4. be careful when lighting fires. Use only designated fireplaces and rest areas. 5.

5. enjoy the silence and keep your own noise level to a minimum.