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.
22 May 2020 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Lac Vert and Lac de Chésery are two relatively unknown lakes in the Chablais massif. Nestled under Pointe des Mossettes and Pointe de Chésery, Lac Vert and Lac de Chésery constitute a charming hiking objective nevertheless. The hike I propose
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
31 July 2018 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Located in the Val d’Anniviers in the heart of the Valais, under the imposing Pigne de la Lé, the Col du Pigne is the subject of a hike that will surely remain in the memory of the walker in search of breathtaking landscapes. The route starts at the Moiry Dam at 2250 m above the village of Grimentz
20 August 2017 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge (or Charles Kuonen Hängebrücke in German) is located in Randa in the Valais Alps and is a must-see on the Europaweg trail from Grächen to Zermatt. The bridge is 494 meters long and weighs 58 tons and is the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the
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
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
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
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
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
31 August 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre
Long ago, on the beach of Emosson, some clay dried. Later, some 240 million years ago, a herd of archosaurs (ancestors of dinosaurs and crocodiles) passed; They have engraved their tracks in the clay. The water covered
28 April 2008 | by Pierre-Alexandre
An illustration of the acceleration of global warming at work… On April 28, 2007, we chose the Trient Glacier as a hiking goal in order to rediscover this marvelous site that allows reaching a beautiful glacier. Very beautiful glacier, but for how long? We
30 September 2007 | by Pierre-Alexandre
The journey begins in Switzerland, in the canton of Valais, at the Col and Hospice du Grand-Saint-Bernard for a very nice outing. The altitude of the starting point (2469 m) and the highest point of the hike (2775 m) offer magnificent panoramas on the