Tour du Cervin day 8: Gruben - Saint Luc (then Zinal)

This walk is part of the trek The Matterhorn Tour.

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

Technical sheet
No. 110114
A Oberems walk posted on 31/03/15 by bernardino. Update : 23/09/16
Calculated time Calculated time: 8h15[?]
Distance Distance : 12.78mi
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 3245ft
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 3734ft
Highest point Highest point : 9121ft
Lowest point Lowest point : 5489ft
Difficult Difficulty : Difficult
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Area Area : Alps
Location Location : Oberems
Starting point Starting point : N 46.210552° / E 7.705145°
Arrival Arrival : N 46.13593° / E 7.626181°
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Description

Start heading west today and once you get to the forest entrance (D), take on the uphill path leading to Meide mountain hamlet (1).

After a good hike heading north-west, you'll reach Meidsee Lake (2) located beneath the pass. After a few easy bends, you'll rapidly reach Meidpass (3).

Start a long downhill walk towards a pleasant valley followed by several lakes, in particular Combavert Lake to the left of the trail (4). At the site called Le Chiesso (5).you'll reach the Tour du Cervin crossing and Chemin des Planètes.

Leave the Tour du Cervin trail and take the large path, in the forest, heading north-west leading you to Saint-Luc village (6) end of the journey by foot.

Get on the postbus which takes you to Zinal (8), the stage of the day.

Waypoints :
D : mi 0 - alt. mi 0
1 : mi 1.14 - alt. mi 1.14
2 : mi 2.46 - alt. mi 2.46
3 : mi 3.05 - alt. mi 3.05
4 : mi 4.23 - alt. mi 4.23
5 : mi 5.06 - alt. mi 5.06
6 : mi 6.88 - alt. mi 6.88
A : mi 12.78 - alt. mi 12.78

Useful Information

Water supplies as for the previous days.
For the exact walking distance, please refer to the waypoints, n° (6) gives you the exact distance in km between Gruben and Saint-Luc.

Visorando and this author cannot be held responsible in the case of accidents or problems occuring on this walk.

During the walk or to do/see around

Saint-Luc and Gruben two delightful villages in the French-speaking area of Valais.

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