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.
Jungfrau – Aletsch Tour
The Jungfrau – Aletsch Tour circles the perimeters of the UNESCO World Heritage site and discloses the natural pearls embedded within, while at the same time linking upper Valais with the highlands of the Bernese Oberland. These two regions are often mentioned in a single breath – yet striking differences exist either side of the Bernese Alps. Vegetation couldn’t be more different when comparing the dry, sparsely vegetated southern slopes of the Lötschberg to the lush meadows of the Innertkirchen region. Rather than attempting the tour all in one day, why not enjoy the tour at a more leisurely pace over a longer period of time!
Duration of hike: 17-20 days