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.
Winter hike through the eastern part of Valais
Experience a hike with a plethora of cultural highlights such as the churches of Münster and Reckingen. The gorgeous winter hike through the Valais-Goms highland passes beautiful landscape and cultural highlights. Typical of the Valais, there is a church in even the smallest village. Be sure to visit the churches in Münster and Reckingen. The network of hiking trails is dense and offers untold possibilities. The valley is framed by the Rotten, the name given to this part of the Rhône River, and is flat and broad, thus creating ideal conditions for winter hikes and of course cross-country skiing.
End of tour: Münster train station
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Hiking time: 2 h 50 min.
Length: 8.5 km