The trail follows the valley streams Fildrich and Chirel and leads you through forests and meadows. It leads alternately alongside flower-filled meadows and through cool, shady forest – most pleasant on hot summer days. Enjoy the sound of rushing torrents as you cross the rivers’ eleven bridges. Rest on one of the numerous benches and cook lunch on one of the barbecue sites along the way.
On this hike, you’re away from the road, but along the 15 km hike you will still find eleven PostBus stops. This means there’s one every 20-40 minutes. There are shortcuts, please check the time schedule of the PostBus.
The remainder of the path leads mainly alongside the cool forest and the banks of the Fildrich stream. If the Wiriehornbahnen (Wiriehorn chairlift) are operating and you have enough time, take a detour and go up to Nüegg, the mountain station of the chairlift. From there you can enjoy a thrilling descent by scooter back to the valley. The valley hiking trail leads you over undulating ground to the Wampflensagi (Wampflen sawmill) where there’s another barbecue site. The descent before Horboden requires you to be a little bit sure-footed. The last section of the trail, before Oey, impressively shows the force of water. Locals have learned from the last flood and leave a lot of space for the Chirel stream. Just before it you pass the Katzenloch (cat’s hole). There’s another barbecue site with a weather shelter which can be booked at the Diemtigtal Nature Park tourist office.
- Good shoes
- Enough food and drinks for the hike
If you do the hike in the opposite direction, then you can park on free parking spaces on the marketplace in Oey, which are located just after the Gasthof Hirschen (Hirschen guesthouse) approx. 500 metres from the Oey village entry.