Rhein-Reuss-Rhéneweg: Salgesch - St. Léonard

Medium
17.2 km
4:55 h
326 mhd
403 mhd
Sierre: Kloster Gerunden
Salgesch: Johanniter-Hospiz und Johannes-Kirche

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Sierre: Kapelle St. Ginier
The Rhein-Reuss-Rhéneweg connects the Graubündner Surselva to the vicinity of Lake Geneva. From the beginning in Disentis via the passes Oberalp and Furka to the Valais Goms we were in the mountains at over 1000 m, but we have that now behind us.
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Highest Point  704 m
Lowest Point  506 m
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Start Salgesch at Johanniter-Hospiz and Johannes-Kirche
Destination St. Leonard: Town centre
Coordinates 46.311725, 7.570483

Description

The medieval pilgrimage centre Salgesch is the last German-speaking place on the language border. A huge mountain fall from the Varneralp 13,000 years ago covered the remains of the rhone glacier at that time and the remaining glacier transported the material to today's Sierre. On one of the remaining hills stands the monastery Gerunden, whose first church was built in the 5th century. In the middle of the heavily seducted town of Sierre, Christophorus greets the entrance facade of the former medieval parish church of Notre-Dame-des-Marais. In the west of Sierre we climb into the vineyard. Behind the Chateau Villa – the epicentre of raclette and wine in valais – we meet the chapel of St. Ginier, where a Christian shrine is said to have stood as early as the 7th century. We enjoy the way through the vineyard to St. Léonard, where an illuminated Our Lady is waiting for us behind in the underground lake.

Geheimtipp

We walk slightly elevated above the Rhone plain on the sunny slope. We get to a bus stop every half hour, unless the last hour of the way, where there is no alternative to hiking.

Sicherheitshinweis

Pass closure as a result of landslide on the stage Salgesch - St.Léonard:

Between St-Clément and St-Léonard: https://map.schweizmobil.ch/?detour=47&lang=de&bgLayer=pk&logo=yes&season=summer&layers=Wanderland&resolution=2&E=2600707&N=1123611

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