4- to 5-day hike taking in picturesque mountain villages, the Moiry dam, the pristine Vallon de Réchy – and showcasing views of the 4,000-metre peaks of the “Couronne Impériale”.
The tour of this side valley starts at Les Pontis with a climb to Chandolin, one of Europe’s highest villages inhabited year-round, before following the high trail to St-Luc. At the funicular summit station, an observatory offers clear views of star-filled skies. The hike’s second stage starts here, following the “Planets Trail” to the historical Hôtel Weisshorn, with views of the “Imperial Crown” of five 4,000-metre peaks, before a steep descent to charming Zinal. The third stage links Zinal with picturesque Grimentz, known for its flower-adorned chalets and its glacier wine, via the Col de Sorebois and the Moiry reservoir. The fourth stage follows the western slopes of the Val d’Anniviers from Grimentz to Vercorin: both picturesque mountain villages offering a living experience of their heritage. The final stage leads into the wild Vallon de Réchy, to the Ar du Tsan wetlands and the mountain lake of Le Louché. The route back to Vercorin follows a 14th-century irrigation channel.
Take advantage of the Pass Anniviers Liberté, which grants free travel on cable cars, gondolas, funiculars and postal buses in the region. More than 20 other activities are also covered by the pass.
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