Hiking Trail

St-Luc, Chandolin et environs : Lac du Toûno n°23

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 A wonderful opportunity to explore the Touno vale, with its stream and green meadows.


7.9 km
3:12 h
909 m
81 m



Author’s recommendation

Food and drink available at Tignousa Mountain Restaurant


Highest point
3011 m
Lowest point
2141 m

Rest Stop

Restaurant de Tignousa

Safety information

  • Choose a walk that is at the right level for you and examine the route carefully.
  • Check the weather forecast. The weather changes quickly in the mountains.

  • Pay attention to waymarking and signposts.

  • Please protect the environment by keeping it clean. Leave nothing behind except footprints. Wild animals like peace and quiet too! Please avoid disturbing them in any way.

  • As the warning signs indicate, you should not park in the river bed or on the banks. These areas are at constant risk of flooding, which may occur several times each day.

  • Anniviers Tourisme cannot be held liable in the event of an accident.



  • Good walking shoes
  • As the weather conditions may change quickly, bring warm clothes



Tignousa (2182 m)
46.229190, 7.610105
32T 392822 5120451



Turn-by-turn directions

Follow the Chemin des Planètes (Planets Trail) to the Le Toûno/ Chiesso alpine pasture. From there, continue in the small valley on the left, which runs towards the Col de Forcletta. On reaching the south side of Le Toûno, head to the left until you reach the lake. 5 1

At the Lac du Toûno/Forcletta junction, turn off to the right and walk along the small ridge that contains the Col de Bella- Vouarda, from where you can plunge directly down to the Nava alpine pasture at Tsahélet. The Couronne Impériale with its five peaks over 4000 metres can be seen, hence the name Bella- Vouarda (“lovely view”). Return via the Sierre-Zinal path and the Hôtel Weisshorn, which is approached from the right from Tsahélet (4h - average difficulty).

From Bella-Vouarda, continue towards the Col de Forcletta (altitude 2874m). The slope on the Tourtemagne valley (Turtmanntal) side is steep,
very different from that on the Anniviers side (from Bella- Vouarda to Forcletta, andreturn to St-Luc: 6h30 - average difficulty).

Choose the German-speaking side for the return journey, planning an overnight stay in Gruben. Return to St-Luc the next day via the Col du Meiden/Meidpass to complete a superb circular hike (return via Forcletta and Gruben: 8h-9h / return via the Col du Meiden/ Meidpass from Gruben: 5h30).


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3:12 h
909 m
81 m


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