The Valais is a hiker’s paradise in winter. Its 1000 kilometres of immaculately prepared winter trails invite hikers to leisurely strolls or athletic climbs in an unparalleled setting. With the winter sun as your companion, you can wander through silent snow-covered forests and over magnificent sunny terraces featuring fantastic views. This is as close as you can get to the high peaks and majestic glaciers of the Valais Alps. A steaming cup of schnapps and coffee or hot chocolate welcomes contented hikers in a snug mountain hut at the end of the day.
Panoramic winter hike with views of the Rhone valley
Experience the unique panoramic winter hike from the Rinderhütte to the intermediate gondola station and take in the views over the sweeping Rhone Valley. Enjoy an easy hike while listening to the sound of snow beneath your feet. You will reach the intermediate gondola station from the Rinderhütte in about 90 minutes. The trail is 3.4 km long and climbs 375m. The gorgeous views to the Rhone Valley and the might Valais 4000m peaks are breathtaking. With a little luck you will see snow hens and chamois in this natural setting.
End of tour: intermediate Flaschen gondola station
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Hiking time: 1 h 30 min.
Distance: 4 km