Browsing the "Canton of Valais" Tag

The canton of Valais is a hiking region par excellence with its 46 peaks of more than 4000 m in altitude located within it. The mountains of the Valais belong to different massifs, the most important of which are the Valaisan Alps, the Pennine Alps, the Lepontine Alps, the Uranus Alps and the Bernese Alps. Among the most popular peaks in the canton are the Matterhorn, which rises to 4478 m, and Pointe Dufour (4634 m). Valais also has 80 glaciers, representing 52 billion m3 of ice and two thirds of the Swiss ice and one third of the ice in the Alps.



Aletsch Glacier

5 September 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located in the south of Switzerland, in the canton of Valais, the Aletsch glacier is the largest glacier in the Alps. Inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001, the Aletsch glacier will not leave the hiker indifferent in view of its characteristics : 81.7 km2 of surface, 22.6 km in length, 900 m in


Le Grammont

27 August 2016 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Located at the end of Lake Geneva in the heart of Chablais, Le Grammont is part of these walks whose memory remains the most predominant as the landscapes discovered are grandiose. Passing first by the picturesque Lake Taney, the route then rises towards the Col des Crosses


Trient Glacier

2 July 2015 | by Pierre-Alexandre

I propose an excursion in Switzerland for an easy walk that allows observing the Trient Glacier. The trail follows along the Bisse du Trient for about four kilometers. A “bisse” is an artificial


Bel Oiseau

22 August 2012 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Let’s get back to Lake Emosson, in the Canton of Valais, near Chamonix, for a walk much less renowned than the illustrious Cheval Blanc or Mont Buet: Bel Oiseau. Located at the end of the Barberine Valley and at the western end of Lake Emosso


Lac de Taney

6 July 2012 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Easily accessible, Lake Taney is a magnificent jewel nestled in the hollow of encircling peaks. Dominated by Grammont and Rocher de La Tache, and surrounded by small chalets, the place is ideal for a family hike where everyone will find its happiness


Cheval Blanc and Lacs d’Emosson

31 August 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre

Overlooking the beautiful site of Emosson, the Cheval Blanc, facing Mont Buet, is a superb plateau offering a 360 ° panorama over the entire Alps. Weather is primordial for this hike; It is necessary to benefit from a clear sky



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