Valais offers almost endless possibilities for hiking in the mountains, with routes and trails to suit every ability. Considerable differences in altitude, narrow ridges, imposing gorges, historic cols: no matter which route you choose, the panoramic views are sure to take your breath away. What better way to escape than at the heart of this Alpine paradise? With a little luck, you might be accompanied along the way by the discreet presence of ibex or deer – or even a golden eagle. Succumb to all the charm of a mountain hike in the land of four-thousanders.
On this hike, you leave civilisation behind at Combe de Drône, climb up to the Chevaux pass, follow a historic path to cross the Saint-Rémy pass into Italy, cross the Malatra pass and enjoy the stunning view of Mont-Blanc, admire the edelweiss, stroll in the Combe de l’A nature reserve watching the chamois and ibex, climb Mont Rogneux at 3,032 metres, the high point of our itinerary, admire the alpine mountains – the Valais and Bernese Alps, the Jura ridge and Mont-Blanc –, pass through Bourg-St-Pierre, walk along the Toules dam, descend through fields of flowers and return to the Grand-St-Bernard hospice.
Duration of hike: 5-6 days