This short and easy hike leads from Naters up to the Bellavista and back again. You hike along old paths and escape from everyday life despite the proximity to Brig and Naters. Enjoy the view of the valley.
- 2,60 km
- 55 minutes
- 157 m
- 157 m
- start: Naters (680 m)
- destination: Naters (680 m)
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Naters (680 m)
Naters (680 m)
From the market square in Naters, walk towards the church and along Schulhausstrasse up to Klosi. Here you follow the signs in the direction of "Geimen und Blatten". Shortly afterwards you leave the road and find yourself on the old path. Follow this until you reach a road crossing. Here you follow the road in the direction of Bellavista and here you branch off onto the official hiking trail through the Stahlgasse. From here you return to the old village and back to the starting point of the hike.
Naters - Old village - Klosi - Bellavista - Stahlgasse - Old village - Naters
Despite the "impossible to miss" marking of the hiking trails, we recommend for safety reasons to always have an appropriate hiking map with you so that you can quickly find your way to a safe area in case of a thunderstorm or emergency, for example.
Especially in autumn, you should also be aware that leaves lying on the ground can hide bumps, roots, stones or holes in the path. After storms, trees can still fall over or branches can fall down. Especially in adverse weather conditions, muddy and slippery passages can occur on natural paths. You have to expect this kind of damage to paths when you go on a hike.
Not all rocks or precipices are secured with ropes or railings. In some cases surefootedness is required. If you are of the opinion that certain sections of the trail are not passable for you, you should avoid them.
Sturdy shoes, clothing suitable for the weather, sun and rain protection, as well as sufficient supplies of food and drinks, should there be no refreshment stops or shopping facilities available or open. Although the trail is very well marked throughout, you should always have a suitable hiking map with you for safety reasons. Take sticks or other aids with you.
Enjoy the view over Naters and Brig.
Arrival by car
From western Switzerland: A9 Lausanne - Vevey, or north-western Switzerland: A12 Bern - Vevey: A9 - Sierre: main road Sierre - Brig
From north-western Switzerland: A6 Berne - Thun - Spiez: main road Spiez - Kandersteg (Lötschberg tunnel car transport) - Goppenstein - Gampel - Brig
From eastern and central Switzerland: Andermatt - Realp (year-round Furka car transport; in summer via Furka Pass) - Oberwald - Brig
From Ticino (in summer): Airolo - Nufenenpass - Ulrichen - Brig
Or via Centovalli - Domodossola - Simplonpass - Brig
From Italy (Aosta, Mt. Blanc Tunnel): Aosta - Grand Saint Bernard tunnel (over the pass in summer) - Martigny: A9 motorway - Sierre: Sierre - Brig main road.
Or via Domodossola - Simplon Pass - Brig
Both in Naters and in Brig there are several parking spaces and multi-storey car parks available for a fee.
Take the post bus or the local bus (line 1) from Brig to Naters Marktplatz and start your tour there.
You can also walk directly from Brig through Naters and start your tour that way.