The current state of the Botanical Walks does not allow the SD of Chandolin to guarantee quality walks. The low altitude routes (yellow and blue) have been renovated for the summer of 2021. On the higher altitude routes (red and green) many of the numbered signs referring to the booklet as well as the directional signs are badly damaged. The SD therefore warns walkers of the difficulties and risks they may encounter on these routes. Have a good walk!
The Chandolin “Botanical Walks” educational trails has been designed with the aim of raising walkers’ awareness of the different types of plant life in the region. 22 information panels describe the local flora; these are set out along existing footpaths and are arranged into four suggested routes. The numerical classification of the panels in itself has no connection with the paths; they are classified in accordance with their environment.
The panels provide information such as:
- Explaining the type of vegetation
- The distinguishing features of the plants
- The main types that characterise them
- The active substances and culinary value of certain plants
The plants described can be seen in their natural habitats within a radius of around 10 m of the panel in question. At altitudes between 2000 and 2700 m, the Chandolin “Botanical Walks” are freely accessible. An illustrated guide is available from the Chandolin Tourist Office (CHF 12).
This detailed, complete guide is essential for gaining a more in-depth appreciation of this subject. Available in French and German.