In the Middle Ages Ganter and Grund were a valley community inhabited all year round. First documentary mentions date back to the end of the 13th century. The hike through the historically, architecturally and botanically interesting Gantertal valley takes you past various sights.
Among other things, it is worth discovering:
- The Gantertal - the diverse vegetation of the "Little Valais"
- Old and New Ganter Bridge
- Old houses, barn and chapels
- Iron mine in the Grund
Further information about the Ganter valley trail at: www.brig-simplon.ch
Safety informationThe hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the hiker.
Tips and hintswww.brig-simplon.ch
Getting thereTake the post bus to the stop Schallberg.
ParkingParking spaces are available.
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EquipmentEquipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes, good, sturdy mountain boots are urgently needed.
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)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- 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.