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.
The peaceful winter world of Hellela
Situated high on a hillside, the holiday resort of Bürchen commands fantastic views of the Rhône valley and the Valais mountains. This winter hike takes you away from the bustle of Ronalp and into the peaceful winter world of Hellela, a hamlet of the village of Zeneggen, and back. The pyramid-shaped Bietschhorn (nearly 4000m) draws the attention of hikers along the way.
End of tour: Bürchen Ronalp bus stop
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Hiking time: 1 h 50 min.
Length: 7 km