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.
Lac Vert (Chésery)
The Lac Vert is situated at 1'980m, just a stone's throw from the Franco-Swiss border. One of the loveliest and most accessible of destinations in the Portes du Soleil, the sunny banks of this pristine alpine lake offer panoramic views over the surrounding mountains. It is easy to get here from the local villages, making it a popular picnic destination for families. The lake is also an excellent fishing spot!
How to get there: By car or AOMC train
Return: By foot
Fitness requirements: medium
Distance: 17.1 km
Vertical metres: +506 m, -1401 m
Total hiking time: 4h41
Season: June to october
Restaurants and pubs: Refuge de Chésery
Accommodation: Refuge de Chésery