The Valais has a hike for everyone. Up high peaks, through fragrant larch forests, along watercourses, over suspended bridges, by mule paths or vineyard trails. Over 8000 kilometres of signposted hiking paths wait to be explored. Countless high routes and circuits lead through lush alpine meadows, across rushing mountain streams, past deep-blue tarns and up peaks with magnificent views. With a little luck, hikers may encounter marmots, chamois or mountain goats.
Tour du Val d'Hérens: Arolla to Evolène
This trail is the third stage of Tour du Val d'Hérens. This tour can be abbreviated by taking the post bus from Arolla (at "Les Farques") to Lac d'Arbey, where a gorgeous little plain awaits. For visitors who prefer a longer hike, we recommend a descent from Val d’Arolla and the trail via Lac Bleu (Blue Lake), a little piece of paradise in the middle of a forest of Arolla pines. Be sure to visit the authentic villages of La Sage, Les Haudères and Evolène.
How to get there: Bus from Sion railstations
Return: Bus to Sion railstation
Fitness requirements: medium
Distance: 7.5 km
Vertical metres: -463 m
Total hiking time: 5 Std.
Season: Juni bis Oktober
Restaurants and pubs: Arolla, Les Haudères, Evolène
Accomodation: Arolla, Les Haudères, Evolène