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Walking La Grande Jumelle (Download : PDF)
La Grande Jumelle
Distance8.01mi Vertical gain+3832ft Vertical drop-3832ft Duration6h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Vouvry - Valais

A not too busy hike up to a summit offering a vast panoramic view. A relatively challenging route with some aerial passages requesting a certain sense of itinerary at times. The beginning of the hikes passes through Tanay site and its lake.

Distance7.75mi Vertical gain+4272ft Vertical drop-4170ft Duration6h40 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Orsières - Valais

6th stage of the Mont Blanc tour: from the Relais d'Arpette to the Forclaz Pass via la Fenêtre d'Arpette.

Walking Le Grammont (Download : PDF)
Le Grammont
Distance7.47mi Vertical gain+4022ft Vertical drop-3999ft Duration6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Vouvry - Valais

Passing through Tanay preserved site, and its lake, you'll climb to the summit offering a unique view point over Lac Léman and a panoramic view over the surrounding mountains.
A busy hiking trail with steep slopes but without any technical difficulty.
N.B. The calculated height difference is over estimated, it's actually closer to 1000 metres.

Distance9.72mi Vertical gain+6102ft Vertical drop-3793ft Duration8h55 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in St. Niklaus - Valais

Beautiful mountain stage going through a pass by the name of Augstbordpass.

Distance12.78mi Vertical gain+3245ft Vertical drop-3734ft Duration8h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Oberems - Valais

The next stage to this mountain hike with a stop at Saint-Luc then a transfer by postbus to Zinal.

Distance16.23mi Vertical gain+7073ft Vertical drop-5899ft Duration12h35 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Ayer - Valais

A long stage through two passes however, shortened by the cable car link in Zinal and the coach transfer between Villa Evolène and Arolla.

Warning: Taking into account the cable car transport, the positive altitude isn't 2156 m as indicated but only 1380 m.

Distance10.43mi Vertical gain+3957ft Vertical drop-3829ft Duration7h40 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Evolène - Valais

A high mountain stage which requires hiking boots with crampons to cross the Arolla glacier. You should get an early start for this long stage of the hike.

Distance14.05mi Vertical gain+4767ft Vertical drop-2507ft Duration9h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Evolène - Valais

A long climb to Torrent Pass before reaching Moiry Lake, then Saint-Luc by bus, Tignousa by cable car and finally Bella Tola by foot.
Think about correcting the distance indicated by points (5) et (6) : you need to deduct 10 km.

Distance6.4mi Vertical gain+1667ft Vertical drop-3350ft Duration4h10 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Saint Luc - Valais

First phase in the Saint-Luc skiing area before heading along the Tour de Cervin trail and completing the stage at Gruben.

Distance10.56mi Vertical gain+5614ft Vertical drop-6142ft Duration8h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Oberems - Valais

Today's stage is divided into three: from Gruben to Jungu by foot, Jungu to Saint-Niklaus by cable car and Saint-Niklaus to Grachen by coach.

Distance9.38mi Vertical gain+2808ft Vertical drop-6552ft Duration6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Randa - Valais

A new balcony stage at the foot of high summits separating the Zermatt and Saas Fee valleys.

Distance10.43mi Vertical gain+4892ft Vertical drop-2697ft Duration8h20 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Zermatt - Valais

An easy climb reaching part of Zermatt ski slopes, extending to an uphill-downhill balcony trail leading to the famous Europahutte (Hut).

Watch out: The Himalayan footbridge just before Europahutte is currently out of service. You'll need to head down to Randa valley along the second blue marked trail on the map before heading back up to the hut (allow for 2 extra hours).

Distance9.67mi Vertical gain+702ft Vertical drop-5348ft Duration4h55 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Zermatt - Valais

A Tour du Cervin alternative today, visiting the north side of the colossal peak before reaching Zermatt.

Distance12.28mi Vertical gain+4314ft Vertical drop-7510ft Duration8h45 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Hérémence - Valais

An unusual stage today: it starts with a downhill hike before a long climb uphill, a second descent and a ski lift ride followed by a walk over flatland and a bus ride to the lodge.

Distance6.32mi Vertical gain+3287ft Vertical drop-1909ft Duration5h15 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Bagnes - Valais

Second stage of this hike crossing two passes, Louvie Pass and Prafleuri Pass, both snow-covered.

Distance63mi Vertical gain+27411ft Vertical drop-26129ft Duration7 days Very difficult Very difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Bagnes - Valais

In the Swiss valley, this particularly pleasant hike allows you to explore the many 4000 m peaks that surround the route.

N.B. this route is outlined on Openmap which doesn't have the details of our fine IGN maps. Before being able to get your hands on a Swiss map, which are more precise, the route and GPS layouts will be handy for this pleasant trek.

Distance2.01mi Vertical gain+2618ft Vertical drop-203ft Duration2h50 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Bagnes - Valais

First stage of this trek linking Fionay village to Saas Fee. A pleasant stage reaching Louvie Hut (la Cabane de Louvie) built on the edge of Louvie Lake.

Walking Tête de Chalin (Download : PDF)
Distance7.86mi Vertical gain+3701ft Vertical drop-3684ft Duration6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Monthey - Valais

An uphill hike taking you to the foot of the Eastern Peak (Cime de l'Est), eastern peninsular of "les Dents du Midi", with mind-blowing mountain view points and a panoramic view extending towards the Vaudois Alps. A challenging itinerary with a short aerial path through ridges.

Distance8.78mi Vertical gain+3379ft Vertical drop-3940ft Duration6h30 Average Average
Starting pointStarting point in Trient - Valais

7th stage of the TMB: from Forclaz pass to Montroc

Distance11.39mi Vertical gain+5144ft Vertical drop-4508ft Duration9h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting pointStarting point in Grächen - Valais

So here's the last stage of this itinarary and what a stage! A delightful climb reaching Hannigalp to find the well-known balcony trail overlooking the valley leading to Saas Fee.