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Walking Le Grammont ( Download : )
Le Grammont
distance 7.47mi Vertical gain +4022ft Vertical drop -3999ft duration 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

Walking La Grande Jumelle ( Download : )
La Grande Jumelle
distance 8.01mi Vertical gain +3832ft Vertical drop -3832ft duration 6h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 7.75mi Vertical gain +4272ft Vertical drop -4170ft duration 6h40 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.

Walking Tête de Chalin ( Download : )
distance 7.86mi Vertical gain +3701ft Vertical drop -3684ft duration 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 6.32mi Vertical gain +3287ft Vertical drop -1909ft duration 5h15 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 2.01mi Vertical gain +2618ft Vertical drop -203ft duration 2h50 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.

Chemin de Bouquetins / des Bergers
distance 5.22mi Vertical gain +387ft Vertical drop -1650ft duration 2h40 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 Raccard du Blé ( Download : )
Raccard du Blé
distance 5.03mi Vertical gain +1230ft Vertical drop -1240ft duration 3h10 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.

Champex to Cabane d'Orny and return via La Breya summit and ski lift.
distance 7.85mi Vertical gain +5141ft Vertical drop -2831ft duration 7h20 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 duration 6h40 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.

Petit and Grand Cols Ferret
distance 8.65mi Vertical gain +3041ft Vertical drop -3031ft duration 6h10 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.

Walking Sentier du Bisse ( Download : )
Sentier du Bisse
distance 2.55mi Vertical gain +502ft Vertical drop -505ft duration 1h30 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 Riederhorn circular walk ( Download : )
Riederhorn circular walk
distance 7.91mi Vertical gain +2828ft Vertical drop -2802ft duration 5h40 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Bitsch - Valais

A circular walk from a small parking area on the road named Fure (Marked Fure on Swiss map 3324T) which is above Ried-Morel. It takes a higher path above the Massaweg towards Stausee Gibidum, climbs to the Villa Cassel and then the top of the Riederhorn. The descent is through the forest. A pleasant and interesting excursion.

Hangebrucke, Belalp, Stausee Gibidum and the Massaweg
distance 14.13mi Vertical gain +6506ft Vertical drop -6486ft duration 11h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Riederalp - Valais

A Circular walk from Ried Morel (alternatively Morel or Riederalp) taking in an easy descent through woodland to glaciated rock scenery and the hanging bridge over the Massa which is the water flowing from the Aletsch Glacier. Then crossing peaceful alpine pastures to make the ascent up the steps to Hotel Belalp before dropping again on paths and roads to the dam at the end of Stausee Gibidum. The final section follows the scenic Massweg trail back to Reid Morel.

Bettmerhorn and back from Ried-Morel
distance 11.65mi Vertical gain +5699ft Vertical drop -5696ft duration 9h30 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Riederalp - Valais

An out and back walk to the summit of the Bettmerhorn starting at Ried-Morel (or alternatively, Riederalp, Bettmeralp or Morel)

distance 11.39mi Vertical gain +5144ft Vertical drop -4508ft duration 9h00 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 10.56mi Vertical gain +5614ft Vertical drop -6142ft duration 8h55 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 6.4mi Vertical gain +1667ft Vertical drop -3350ft duration 4h10 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 14.05mi Vertical gain +4767ft Vertical drop -2507ft duration 9h55 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.

distance 10.43mi Vertical gain +3957ft Vertical drop -3829ft duration 7h40 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.

distance 16.23mi Vertical gain +7073ft Vertical drop -5899ft duration 12h35 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting 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.

distance 12.78mi Vertical gain +3245ft Vertical drop -3734ft duration 8h15 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Oberems - Valais

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

distance 9.72mi Vertical gain +6102ft Vertical drop -3793ft duration 8h55 Very difficult Very difficult
Starting point Starting point in St. Niklaus - Valais

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

distance 9.38mi Vertical gain +2808ft Vertical drop -6552ft duration 6h20 Difficult Difficult
Starting point Starting point in Randa - Valais

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

distance 10.43mi Vertical gain +4892ft Vertical drop -2697ft duration 8h20 Average Average
Starting point Starting 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).

distance 9.67mi Vertical gain +702ft Vertical drop -5348ft duration 4h55 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Zermatt - Valais

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

distance 12.28mi Vertical gain +4314ft Vertical drop -7510ft duration 8h45 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 63.27mi Vertical gain +27382ft Vertical drop -26306ft duration 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 8.78mi Vertical gain +3379ft Vertical drop -3940ft duration 6h30 Average Average
Starting point Starting point in Trient - Valais

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