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.
The five lakes hike
The five lakes hike begins in Blauherd and leads east to the gorgeous Lake Stelli. One of the many moraine trails descends to the idyllic larch-fringed Grinji Lake. Take the gravel lane to cross the rocky landscape of the small Findel Creek and reach the other side of the valley where you can walk along the ice-cold Grün Lake. Descend leisurely towards Gant and on to Mosjie Lake, then Eggenalp and finally Lei Lake where it is possible to relax and swim.
How to get there: By train
Return: By funicular
Fitness requirements: easy
Distance: 8.2 km
Vertical metres: +200 m, -488 m
Total hiking time: 2h15
Season: June to september
Restaurants and pubs: Sunnegga, Grünsee hut