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Geological excursion in the Nature Park


09:00 - 17:00


Bahnhof Salgesch
3970 Salgesch

About 10,000 years ago, the landscape of the Sierre region was profoundly changed by a gigantic landslide of over 1km3 (cubic kilometer) of rock.

Bergsturz von Salgesch
Image: Naturpark Pfyn Finges

Following the retreat of the great Rhone glacier some 10,000 years ago, the landscape of the Sierre region was profoundly altered. A gigantic landslide of more than 1km3 (cubic kilometer) of rock suddenly descended from the heights of the Varneralp. The regular slope of the Flottuwald, an almost bare limestone slab that is still very visible today, represents the plane of the landslide. Between Salquenen and Granges, small hills break the monotony of the plain. The excursion goes in search of evidence of this prehistoric event.

Clothing suitable for the weather, good shoes, drinks, picnic (lunch)

Pure walking time:
approx. 4 hours in several stages / Walking distance 12 km / difference in altitude 300 meters

Minimum age of children:
10 years

Registration is required by 4.00 p.m. on Friday.
The number of participants is limited.

Intended for

  • 10-14
  • 14-18
  • 18+
  • 20-40
  • 55+
  • Family
  • Group


Content: simple

Interactivity: active

Inside/outside: outside


Adults: CHF 30.-
Children: CHF 15.-
Family: CHF 60.-
Members: free of charge
Transport costs not included
Languages: English, German, French
Weather dependent? No
Does it cost anything? Yes