Family barbecue area at Eien


The Eien family barbecue area reveals the mixed landscape of this bare mountain valley. Close by, the foaming Bisbach river carries meltwater from the Bis Glacier on the slopes of the Weisshorn. Trees cast welcoming shade; rocks and boulders lie scattered around. Tall mounds of sand and gravel reveal the activity of a gravel works. Next to it is the gargantuan cone of rock debris left by the Randa landslide that devastated a large stretch of the valley in 1991. Miraculously, no one was hurt.

  • Gather wood nearby for burning

  • Bring matches and newspaper for lighting fire

  • Tables and benches

  • Partly shaded

  • Dry toilet