Valais offers almost endless possibilities for hiking in the mountains, with routes and trails to suit every ability. Considerable differences in altitude, narrow ridges, imposing gorges, historic cols: no matter which route you choose, the panoramic views are sure to take your breath away. What better way to escape than at the heart of this Alpine paradise? With a little luck, you might be accompanied along the way by the discreet presence of ibex or deer – or even a golden eagle. Succumb to all the charm of a mountain hike in the land of four-thousanders.
Viewed from the hikers’ route, the Combins stand out as the most powerful summits of the Pennine chain, lording it as if there were a vacuum around them. You will be able to see it from Verbier, Chanrion, the Aosta valley, Val d’Entremont, Champex, from everywhere. You will learn about the harsh life of the inhabitants and shepherds of these valleys: areas fashioned and modelled by generations rooted in their past. The particularly rich wildlife is well protected thanks to the Mont-Pleureur and Combe de l’A protected areas.
Duration of hike: 4-6 days