In summer, two cable-cars take guests from Grächen up to Hannigalp (2,114 m.) and to the top station of the Seetalhorn (2,864 m.). Grächen is a hiker’s paradise, with 250 km of marked hiking trails through meadows and forests, along irrigation channels and to mountain huts. It is also the perfect starting point for the 400-year-old high trails to Saas-Fee and Zermatt.
In summer, there are many other activities apart from hiking, - such as a dawn ride up the Seetalhorn, followed by breakfast in the cable-car back down to the valley. The 7-km long downhill mountain bike track from the Seetalhorn to Grächen is guaranteed to get the adrenaline flowing. Another delightful way to explore the landscape is on horse-back or llama-back. Three climbing compounds and an indoor climbing wall in the sports centre provide are available to climbers of all ages, and for relaxation and stimulation after a long hike, there are two Kneipp treatment areas.
St. Niklaus is situated in the Nikolaital valley, 1,120 metres above sea level. 150 years ago, mountain pioneers were already undertaking spectacular mountain climbs, and the Mountain Guide Museum tells gripping and exciting stories of these men. In St. Niklaus a cable-car take you to Jungen, which is the ideal tourist resort for all ages. St. Niklaus is a good starting point for various hikes: the Topali trail, Augstbordhorn tour, Monte Rosa tour