Hikes

The Valais has a hike for everyone. Up high peaks, through fragrant larch forests, along watercourses, over suspended bridges, by mule paths or vineyard trails. Over 8000 kilometres of signposted hiking paths wait to be explored. Countless high routes and circuits lead through lush alpine meadows, across rushing mountain streams, past deep-blue tarns and up peaks with magnificent views. With a little luck, hikers may encounter marmots, chamois or mountain goats.

Evolène to Cabane des Becs de Bosson
Evolène Val d'Hérens Switzerland
This hike is the fourth stage of the Tour du Val d'Hérens and offers the most beautiful views of the entire tour. Leave the villages of the Val d'Hérens behind as you make the substantial ascent much of the day. You'll pass through different Val d'Hérens alps known for their raclette cheese production and the Hérens breed of cows. Arrive at the Pas de Lona, which straddles the Val d'Anniviers and the Val d'Hérens, a wonderfully wild area with lakes and wildflowers. Following a brief respite, climb towards the Becs de Bossons hut (2985m). Evolène to Cabane des Becs de Bosson
Evolène
Evolène

Evolène to Cabane des Becs de Bosson

This hike is the fourth stage of the Tour du Val d'Hérens and offers the most beautiful views of the entire tour. Leave the villages of the Val d'Hérens behind as you make the substantial ascent much of the day. You'll pass through different Val d'Hérens alps known for their raclette cheese production and the Hérens breed of cows. Arrive at the Pas de Lona, which straddles the Val d'Anniviers and the Val d'Hérens, a wonderfully wild area with lakes and wildflowers. Following a brief respite, climb towards the Becs de Bossons hut (2985m).

Starting point: Evolène
Destination: Cabane des Becs de Bossons
How to get there: Bus from Sion railstation
Return: only by foot
Technique/Difficulty: exigent
Fitness requirements: difficult
Distance: 18 km
Vertical metres: +2077 m, -554 m
Total hiking time: 7h40
Season: June to october
Restaurants and pubs: Evolène, Cabane des Becs
Accomodation: Evolène, Cabane des Becs