Rhein-Reuss-Rhôneweg: 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 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 were in the mountains at over 1000 m on the way, but we have now that behind us.
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Fitness 3/6
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

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The medieval pilgrimage centre Salgesch is the last German-speaking place on the language border. A huge landslide from the Varneralp covered the remains of the former Rhone Glacier 13,000 years ago and the remaining glacier transported the material to today's Sierre. On one of the remaining hills still stands the monastery Gerunden, whose first church was built in the 5th century. In the middle of the heavily sprawled town of Sierre, Christophorus greets you at the entrance façade of the former medieval parish church of Notre-Dame-des-Marais. In the west of Sierre we climb into the vineyard. Behind the Château Villa – the epicentre of raclette and wine in Valais – we meet the chapel of St. Ginier, where a Christian sanctuary is said to have stood as early as the 7th century. We enjoy the path through the vineyard to St. Léonard, where an illuminated Mother of God is waiting for us at the back of 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, except for the last hour of the way, where there is no alternative to hiking.

Sicherheitshinweis

Road closure as a result of landslide on the salgesch - St.Léonard stage:

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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