The path to the Blindbärgji viewpoint in Blatten near Naters leads mostly through the forest. After a short climb of around 20 minutes, the forest opens up and you reach a clearing with a beautiful view of the mountains of the Simplon region as well as the Massaweg.
- 1,31 km
- 30 minutes
- 122 m
- 22 m
- start: Blatten bei Naters (1332 m)
- destination: Blindbärgji
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Blatten bei Naters (1332 m)
The hike starts at the valley station of the Belalp cable cars. Just before you reach the old village, turn left and walk along the path to the end of the village. Here the hiking trail branches off to the left and you soon enter the forest. Follow the signposts up through the forest and you will soon reach the viewpoint.
Despite the " impossible to miss " markings 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 an 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 path impairment 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 magnificent panorama and linger at the vantage point.
Visit the old village in Blatten near Naters and admire the houses and barns.
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
Blatten bei Naters
From Brig you can reach Blatten bei Naters via Naters, then take the cable car to the car-free Belalp.
Paid parking is available in the Chienzlichrommu and in the multi-storey car park in Blatten near Naters.
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Blatten bei Naters can be reached by public transport from Brig or Naters.
You can reach Belalp from Blatten by cable car.
You can find the timetable and further information on how to get there at: www.belalp.ch