This magnificent circular hike on the valley floor has a few thrills in store: you’ll cross the 40m-long Massa suspension bridge, which boasts an impressive view of the Massa Gorge.
The starting point of the tour is at the church in Mörel-Filet. Set off along Dorfstrasse until you reach the upper end of the village. From there, take the path that branches left to the Salzgäb chestnut grove and themed trail, then continue heading west until you reach Bitsch. Pass the district of Ebnet, the church and the schoolhouse on your way to the Massa suspension bridge. Enjoy the impressive view of the Massa Gorge from the bridge! Once you reach the other side, follow the path the leads gently down via Massegga (where there’s an amazing view!) into Naters village centre. Take the “Rote Meile” eastwards back to Bitsch. From there, head up the small path opposite the Raiffeisen bank and continue along the old water channel to Ze hohe Flühe, where you cross the main road and the young Rhone. Now head across the Sand floodplain in the direction of Mörel-Filet. After the power station, cross the young Rhone again and return to the starting point of the hike.
Chestnut culture once was once very important in the region. The information boards in Mörel-Filet provide extensive information on the subject.
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Take Kantonsstrasse 19 to the Mörel-Filet exit, then follow signs for the parking facilities.