Rhein-Reuss-Rhéneweg: Ernen - Brig/Gils

21.8 km
6:10 h
276 mhd
793 mhd
Brig/Gils: Wallfahrtskirche
Ernen mit Kirche St. Georg

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Eingang Kapelle Ernerwald
The Rhine-Reuss-Rhône Way connects the Graubünden Surselva to the vicinity of Lake Geneva. From the beginning in Disentis over the passes Oberalp and Furka to the Valais Goms we are, today again up to half of the stage, in the mountains at over 1000 m on the way.
Technique 1/6
Fitness 4/6
Highest Point  1302 m
Lowest Point  672 m
Best Season

Start Ernen in the village square
Destination Brig at the town square
Coordinates 46.398553, 8.145755


In the Erner Wald we climb the Water Pipe Trusera to avoid the traffic to the Binntal. After crossing the Binna we make a small additional loop to the idyllically located St. James' Chapel on the Albrunweg. On the shadow slope we hike over Grengiols to Mörel, past the children's cemetery zen Hohen Flühen von Bitsch and on the Red Mile to the Dead Plate in Naters. Behind the Mauritius Church stands the more than 500-year-old beher, where thousands of skulls stare at us behind a grid. On the opposite side of the Rotten, in Brig, a (pilgrim) hospice of St. Anthony with chapel was donated as early as 1304, which was the Upper Valais hospital until after the Simplon tunnel construction. In its vicinity we find the women's monastery of the Ursulines, donated by Kaspar Stockalper (1609-1691) and the Stockalper Middle School of the College of Saint Saint with an impressive church


For the first three hours we have no shortcut or alternative transport option. From Grengiols we can always get to a station of the Matterhorn-Gotthard Railway (MGB) within a reasonable period of time.

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