Note: This article was written in cooperation with IMBACH Reisen. Would you like to do this hike as a guided hike? Then we recommend you the specialist for hiking vacations: Imbach Travel.
Visp (651m) – Hubel (705m) – Bächji (851m) – Rotgstei (1040m) – Oberstalden (1020m) – Chrizji (1125m) – Visperterminen (Heidadorf) (1378m)
Psst, who would rather already go into the enjoyment mode, finds here our Dine-Tip, completely under the motto Hike&Wine.
Travel to Visp for the hike Visperterminen
|Visp, Canton Valais, Switzerland
|Starting point of the hike
|Visp train station
|Highest point of the hike
|Visperterminen [Heidadorf] (1378 m)
|End point of the hike
|Bus stop Visperterminen
|How to get there by car
|Travel time from Zurich: approx. 3 h 10 | Travel time from Bern: approx. 1 h 50
|Visp train station parking garage
Visperterminen hiking: Facts and figures
|3 h 15 min [individual stages: 20 min to Hubel, 35 min to Bächji bus stop, 50 min to Rotgstei, 15 min to Oberstalden, 25 min to Chrizji, 1h 30 min to Visperterminen]
|Recommended hiking months
|April – November
|Type of hike
|Visp – Hubel – Bächji – Rotgstei – Oberstalden – Chrizji – Visperterminen | Reblehrpfad | Tärbiner Kulturweg
|The hike Visp – Visperterminen is mostly on well-marked hiking paths and trails and occasionally on asphalted side roads.
|Uphill: 768 hm | Downhill: 59 hm
|Webcam and weather
|You can see the current weather situation on this webcam
|If you want to shorten the hike, take the post bus from Visp (train station south) to the stop “Visperterminen, Bächji”. Return from Visperterminen [Heidadorf] by post bus to Visp.
|Cost postbus (bus)
|Prices bus ride Visp – “Visperterminen, Bächji”: from CHF 3.60 for adults without discount
Prices bus ride Visperterminen – Visp (return): from 6.80 for adults without discount
|Restaurants and picnic areas
|Wine tasting at the St. Jodern winery, the Johanneli Fi wine cellar or the Terbin wine cell ar, among others | restaurants in Visp and Visperterminen | a picnic area without barbecue facilities
|✅ Vineyard nature trail through the highest vineyard in Europe.
✅ Wine tasting possible at the St. Jodern Kellerei.
✅ Fantastic views of the Weisshorn and Visp.
Description Hike Visp to Visperterminen
The hike from Visp to Vispterminen starts in the small town of Visp. First, the path leads through the Visper shopping alley into the old town. Then you walk through the hamlet Hubel out of town. Soon you reach the vineyard nature trail. The first vines adorn the roadside here. At the bus stop “Visperterminen, Bächji” (approx. 35 min. from Visp.) cross the main road and walk on the asphalted road up the highest vineyard in Europe to Rotgstei.
From here you can overlook the entire vineyard and catch a glimpse of the Matterhorn peak. Afterwards, the trail leads along the Tärbiner Kulturweg to the village of Oberstalden. Wine lovers can turn right here to taste Heida wine at the St. Jodern Kellerei.
However, if you want to continue hiking right away without stopping, follow the path and hike further ahead past the chapel above Chrizji. At this point you have a particularly beautiful view of the Weisshorn. Shortly before Visperterminen, you cross the Riedbach. And then you’re almost there. After about 3 h 15 hiking time you reach the village Visperterminen, also called Heidadorf. From the station “Visperterminen, Busterminal” you then take the bus back to Visp (train station south).
Free interactive map of the hike Visperterminen [Heidadorf]
Here you can find a free map of the hike from Visp to Visperterminen. In addition, you can download a GPX file of the hike here, which you can then use with your smartphone or smartwatch. Below you will find an interactive map of the hike Visperterminen with start in Visp.
Our experiences on the Visperterminen hike with IMBACH
We did this hike as part of an IMBACH hiking trip. The weather was perfect: not a cloud was in the sky on this beautiful October day. In the following lines you will learn what we experienced on the hike Visperterminen with IMBACH.
Start of the hike Visperterminen at Visp train station
Led by our hiking guide, Anselmo Loretan, our hiking group gathered at the train station in Visp. Hikers who do the whole hike from Visp to Visperterminen start their way here toward the old town. Anselmo announced that we will do a pleasure variant of the hike. We got on the post bus and rode to the Bächji stop in just under 15 minutes, which was a shortcut.
With the post bus from Visp to Bächji
At the bus stop “Visperterminen, Bächji” we left the bus. The busstop probably got its name from the river of the same name that flows nearby. As soon as we got off the train, we were impressed by the bright green vineyard. I wonder what we will learn about winemaking during the Visperterminen hike.
Hike Visperterminen: Up to the highest vineyard in Europe!
From here on, the asphalted road [Reblehrpfad] ran uphill from the bus stop in a serpentine line through the steeply terraced vines bathed in green-yellowish light. With every turn, we got a little closer to the steel blue sky. We were lucky: the winegrowers were at work on this warm October day, filling their red harasses with the ripe grapes. Something was going on at the highest vineyard in Europe!
Hike to Visperterminen and experience the winemaker’s work at first hand
Our IMBACH hiking guide Anselmo knew some of the people on the mountain. After a little chat about the type of grape varieties and the timing of the harvest, the winemakers went back to work. How cool to have the opportunity to experience the work on the mountain first hand! After we took a few steps away, Anselmo tickled the knowledge we had just acquired us with a quiz. Thus, we learned in a playful way that the most famous grape variety and the wine made from it is called Heida. The Heida belongs to the family of Savagnin Blanc grape and originally moved from the French Jura to Valais.
On the highest vineyard in Europe, there’s a picnic table with a view
At the top of the vineyard, where the path enters the forest, we had a picnic on top of the hill. The large wooden table with massive benches provided space for our whole hiking group. A bit out of breath we sat down. From here we saw the vineyard in all its glory. The words stuck in our throats in amazement – this view was pure bliss. We enjoyed a picnic in the warm autumn sun. Simply wonderful, this first stage of the Visperterminen hike!
Hiking on the vine trail to Visperterminen
After refreshments, the IMBACH group hiked from Rotgstei along the now somewhat narrower Rebenweg. We balanced like young chamois over the stony path. Surefootedness is an advantage on this section of the Visperterminen hike.
From here, the vineyard could be seen from a different perspective. A true work of art, this terraced build! We proudly posed for another selfie – a nice memory we don’t want to deprive you of:
On the hike Visperterminen from Rotgstei to Oberstalden
From the vine path, we also had a good view of the snow-covered mountains of the Upper Valais. We often stopped in amazement. It is beautiful here. After a good half hour on the Rebenweg, we arrived at Oberstalden. We almost lost our hiking group, which was waiting at the junction in Oberstalden, because of all the photos we were taking.
Wine enjoyment in the St. Jodern Winery
Oberstalden in the canton of Valais, however, was not yet the destination. All those who hike to Vispterminen, from here follow the path further uphill [Tärbiner Kulturweg]. IMBACH had other plans with us: hiking and wine! We, therefore, hiked downhill to the St. Jodern Kellerei. On the way, we discovered a herd of Valais black nose sheep with little lambs. Soooooo cute! This made Solène’s heart beat faster. Arrived at the St. Jodern Kellerei we were warmly welcomed.
Hike downhill to Visp during the golden hour
After the wine tasting, we hiked on in good spirits and with a taste of Heida on our palates. After a short stretch along the main road, we reach the bus station Bächji, where we started the hike in the morning. From here, we went all downhill on the vineyard nature trail (Rebenweg). The evening sun bathed the vineyard behind us in golden light. In this magical evening atmosphere, we hiked all the way to Visp, looking longingly back at the vineyard. Did IMBACH create this ambiance especially for us? The timing was perfect in any case.
Arrival in Visp after wining and hiking in Visperterminen
The hiking trail branched off into St. Jodernstrasse. The stone-paved path led past babbling fountains, typical Valais houses, and historic buildings such as the Church of the Epiphany. We arrived in Visp. In the old town, we listened once again to Anselmo’s explanations.
At the end of this day of wine and hiking, we were back in Visp at the train station. With tired calves, we boarded the train to Salgesch while the sun disappeared behind the vineyard. On our faces a smile.
Conclusion of the pleasure variant of the hike Visperterminen with Imbach Reisen
To hike in the middle of vines and still experience the winemaker’s work on the mountain up close has always been a wish of ours, which came true on this day. Thanks to Anselmo, we were able to take a lot of interesting information with us. Besides the hike through the vines, the fantastic view of the Valais Alps was definitely a highlight of this trip. First, walk through the vines and then drink the grape juice from them – what more could one want? At this point, a big thank you to IMBACH Reisen who made this trip possible for us.
Impressions from the hike to Visperterminen
Find more pictures from our hike to Visperterminen.