The hiking trail leads along the more than 100-year-old Lötschberg mountain route from Hohtenn via Ausserberg, Eggerberg and Lalden to Brig.
The route fascinates hikers of all ages again and again. Alpine and southern vegetation alternate - and there are always beautiful views of the Rhone Valley. Along the way you can admire typical old Valais houses as well as masterpieces of railway construction from the early 20th century - for example the Luogelkin viaduct between Hohtenn and Ausserberg. In the Bietschtal valley, the hiking trail follows the route of the old construction railway. The old irrigation channels, the suonen, are impressive. They meander for several kilometres along rugged cliffs, testifying to the courage and skill of their builders.
On the way there are numerous opportunities for side trips down to the valley or up to the higher Alps. You can walk the 23 km long Lötschberger south ramp as a whole or in sections. Starting points are the stations Hohtenn, Ausserberg, Eggerberg, Lalden and Brig. Brigerbad and Mund can be reached by post bus.
On the way there are numerous opportunities for side trips down into the valley or up to higher situated alps.
The hike is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the hiker.
Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For all hikes it is strongly recommended to wear good, sturdy mountain boots.
Guided railway hike: Several times a year there is a guide railway hike from Hohtenn to Ausserberg.
Take the "RegioExpress Lötschberger" train to the desired stop on the Lötschberger Südrampe hiking trail.
Parking is available in Brig and at the railway stations.