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Switzerland / Italy
Piemonte / Wallis
Verbania /
Formazza / Ulrichen
Griespass / Ägenetal / Valle di Morasco

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Stage point (start or end of stage)
Intermediate accommodation possibility
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Other locality

Bakery / grocery
Hardware / sports shop
Bank / cash dispenser
Open automobile access

A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

Stroll / tourism (broad, non-exposed trail)
Hiking (mountain trail, in places narrow and exposed)
Alpine route (equipped or very exposed section, snow field, blocks)
R93 Riale » Ulrichen
Trail crossing
  |   6h50   |   19.6 km   |   802 m   |   1188 m

From Riale the route leads to Lake Morasco, continuing along the Morasco Valley, initially by road and then along a trail. The Gries Pass marks the border with Switzerland. Pass the Griessee lake and descend steeply to the Ladstafel, from where you must walk out of the Ägenetal valley or take the bus to Ulrichen, the stage destination.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
1733 m
| D  2.1 km / 0h25
Lago Morasco
1832 m
| D  5.3 km / 2h45
2477 m
| D  5.6 km / 1h50
1901 m
| D  5.6 km / 1h30
Zum Loch
1370 m
| A  1 km / 0h20
1346 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Other long-distance trails and alternative routes
Walser Trail.
Useful topographic maps
  • n° 11 ~ Istituto Geografico Centrale - Torino (1:50.000)
  • 265T Nufenenpass ~ Swisstopo (1: 50'000)
  • Aletsch Goms Brig Simplon ~ Hallwag Kümmerly und Frey AG, Urtenen BE (1: 60'000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Brig Simplon Aletsch Goms / Chrisitan Fux ~ Rotten Verlag AG Philipp Mengis (ISBN 3-907624-52-1)

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  • Berta - 2018-07-05
    Ganz in der Nähe vom Campingplatz gibt es Freddys Ferienwohnungen und Zimmer, hier haben wir ein schönes Zimmer bekommen um 43 SF pP ohne Frühstück.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Near the campsite there are Freddy's apartments and rooms, here we have a nice room at 43 SF pp without breakfast.
  • de noray - 2015-08-23
    A Ullrichen on trouve une zimmer a 43 euro a 100 m du camplng(situee sur parcours en allant a zum loch)
    Automatic translation [Google]
    A Ullrichen there is a zimmer 43 euro 100m camplng (situated on a path going zum loch)
  • Daniel - 2014-10-01
    The private room mentioned below (2011-08-18) is now closed. That leaves the three hotels at CHF 75+ the only alternatives to stay in.

    Southbound hikers, at the train station is the last shop up until Prato-Sornico
  • Elisabeth - 2014-03-23
    L'alpagiste du Bättelmatt n'aime pas les randonneurs : non seulement sa clôture électrifiée n'est pas signalée comme telle mais il n'y a pas de passage aménagé (par exemple : poignée avec ressort) évitant de recevoir une forte décharge électrique !!
    Automatic translation [Google]
    The Alpine dairyman of Bättelmatt dislike hikers not only her electric fence is not reported as such but there is no passage arranged (eg handle with spring) to avoid receiving a severe electric shock! !
  • Andreas - 2012-09-12
    Eine Alternative zu einer Übernachtung in Ulrichen ist die Galmihornhütte, ca. 2 Stunden von Ulrichen, oberhalb von Münster. Sehr freundliche und gute Bewirtung und man hat von der nächsten langen Etappe bereits etwas eingespart, da man wieder zügig auf den Gomser Höhenweg kommt.
    Automatic translation [Google]
    An alternative to a night in Ulrichen is the Galmihornhütte, about 2 hours from Ulrichen above Münster. Very friendly and good hospitality and you have already saved a bit of the next long leg, because you quickly get back on the trail Gomser.
  • Daniel - 2011-08-18
    In Ulrichen all hotels are ***-rated, and prices 70+. Try the house behind Hotel Alpina opposite the Post-office. It has a sign saying "Zimmer". The old lady prefers long-stay guests, but a single night stay is OK. CHF 38, no breakfast. Kitchen, shop nearby. In the evening visit the village with its old wooden farmhouses.

    There is also a camping for the ones who like carrying tents and cooking-gear across passes.
Last update : 2019-12-17