Theme trail

Flower Trail (Nr. 3)

This walk is a real treat for anyone who loves flowers. Depending on the season, walkers may see blossoming edelweiss and gentian as well as many other alpine flowers.

360° Panorama
  • Type Theme trail
  • Difficulty medium
  • Duration 1,20 h
  • Distance 4,6 km
  • Ascent 135 m
  • Descent 425 m
  • Lowest point 2212 m
  • Highest point 2575 m

Description

This walk will delight all who enjoy admiring flowers or have a special interest in alpine flora. Numerous information panels give details of the alpine flowers growing close by. The boards answer questions that many won’t have even asked themselves – such as why does the edelweiss have fleecy hairs? The answers come as a surprise: the edelweiss’s hairs, for example, protect it from sun damage, frost and drying out.

  • Appropriate for children from age 4
  • The many flowers make ideal photographic subjects.
  • Information panels in German, English, French, Japanese

Blauherd - Tufteren - Sunnegga

(Hiking time in reverse direction: approx. 1h 35)

This hike is marked on the signposts as “Blumenweg”.

We recommend:

  • Good footwear
  • Hiking poles (optional)
  • Clothing suitable for the weather (always carry a waterproof)

Bring camera and binoculars. Because you also pass the idyllic hamlet of Tufteren with the typical “Gädis”.

  • Plan every mountain tour carefully and adapt to participants’ fitness level as well as the weather and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible avoid going alone.
  • Do not leave the marked routes; do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • Please be considerate to other walkers and to plants and animals.
  • Take note of the warning signs drawing attention to the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs.

Map and arrival