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distance 2.01mi Vertical gain +2618ft Vertical drop -203ft Durée 3h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 63mi Vertical gain +27411ft Vertical drop -26129ft Durée 7 days Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 6.32mi Vertical gain +3287ft Vertical drop -1909ft Durée 5h45 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bagnes - Valais

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

distance 12.28mi Vertical gain +4314ft Vertical drop -7510ft Durée 9h25 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 10.43mi Vertical gain +3957ft Vertical drop -3829ft Durée 8h15 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

Walking Raccard du Blé ( Download : )
Raccard du Blé
distance 5.03mi Vertical gain +1230ft Vertical drop -1240ft Durée 3h25 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

A circular walk in the lower part of the Swiss Val Ferret. One of the walks publicized by the tourist office and well signposted. There are information boards (in French) about the construction of traditional barns made from local stone and timber. Easy walking, navigation and some interesting information. The first section is on a quiet road.

distance 14.05mi Vertical gain +4767ft Vertical drop -2507ft Durée 10h35 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

Walking Sentier du Bisse ( Download : )
Sentier du Bisse
distance 2.55mi Vertical gain +502ft Vertical drop -505ft Durée 1h35 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

A short and easy walk from Champex Lac, taking the well signposted and good paths beside the Bisse. These are the water channels made to control and route the flow of water for irrigation purposes. The path returns to Champex via part of the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) path.

Walking The Matterhorn Tour ( Download : )
distance 97.02mi Vertical gain +38143ft Vertical drop -37680ft Durée 10 days Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bionaz - Province de Aosta

Undertaken over 10 days, this circuit around the Matterhorn is outstanding. Each day it takes you over the 4000 m peaks of this alpine range. As it is located in 2 countries, Italy and Switzerland, it also brings you into contact with three European languages: Italian, German and also French in Valais in Switzerland.

distance 2.77mi Vertical gain +604ft Vertical drop -440ft Durée 1h50 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Bionaz - Province de Aosta

Warm-up walk to reach the Prarayer refuge along the right bank of the lake.

distance 7.75mi Vertical gain +4272ft Vertical drop -4170ft Durée 7h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

Champex to Cabane d'Orny and return via La Breya summit and ski lift.
distance 7.85mi Vertical gain +5141ft Vertical drop -2831ft Durée 8h05 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

A circular walk from Champex Lac; ascending the tranquil and beautiful Combe d'Orny and joining the path to the Cabane d'Orny where there are refreshments available. The descent is via the path back to the La Breya ski lift taking in an optional ascent of La Breya. (It is also possible to descend by foot via the Val d' Arpette or from the ski lift, similarly the walk can be shortened and height gain reduced by taking the ski lift up.)

Pointe d'Orny : out and return from the La Breya ski lift.
distance 8.35mi Vertical gain +3871ft Vertical drop -3862ft Durée 7h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

An ascent of an easy alpine peak starting from the La Breya ski lift and via the Orny and Trient mountain huts. Superb views over the Trient Plateau.

distance 3.61mi Vertical gain +3609ft Vertical drop -725ft Durée 4h50 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in Bionaz - Province de Aosta

Stage starting in pasture which quickly heads into the high mountains passing through the Valcornera pass.

Chemin de Bouquetins / des Bergers
distance 5.22mi Vertical gain +387ft Vertical drop -1650ft Durée 2h45 Easy Easy
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

This walk is a mixture of the Chemin de Bouquetins which coincides with the Sentier des Bergers in places. It takes advantage of the ski-lift in Fouly to save on the ascent but you can always walk uphill if you choose. These walks are both publicized by the tourist office and are well signposted.

Walking Lacs de Fenêtre ( Download : )
Lacs de Fenêtre
distance 7.72mi Vertical gain +3169ft Vertical drop -3173ft Durée 6h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Saint-Rhémy-En-Bosses - Province de Aosta

A superb circular walk crossing three cols and the border into Italy and back. There are amazing and changing views throughout. Recently upgraded with signage as a locally important route and marked as 210 on the Swiss side of the border, 103 or 13a on the Italian side.
Described here in a clockwise direction as the Col du Bastillon is better in ascent than descent.

Petit and Grand Cols Ferret
distance 8.65mi Vertical gain +3041ft Vertical drop -3031ft Durée 6h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Orsières - Valais

A lovely circular walk taking in both of the Col Ferrets. Done the way described means that you will ascend the steeper sections and enjoy the easy descent following the Tour du Mont Blanc (TMB) path.

distance 12.01mi Vertical gain +5151ft Vertical drop -4665ft Durée 10h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Valtournenche - Province de Aosta

Discover the giant that resides here, the splendid Matterhorn itself, before getting a closer look in the evening at the Gandeg cabin.