Hikes

Hikes

Grande Dixence to Arolla

This hike is the second stage of Tour du Val d'Hérens. The Col de Riedmatten (2900m) is a legendary passage, part of the route of the famous ski-mountaineering race "La Patrouille des Glaciers". Follow the six-kilometre-long Lac des Dix while approaching the magnificent summits that have been visible all day: Mont Blanc de Cheillon 3869 m, Le Pleureur 3703 m, Mont Collon 3637 m. Word of caution: the Col de Riedmatten section is narrow and very steep and the ladders of Pas de Chèvre are very exposed, but is no problem for experienced hikers.

Information

Starting point: Grande Dixence
Destination: Arolla
How to get there: Bus from Sion railstation
Return: Bus to Sion railstation
Technique/Difficulty: exigent
Fitness requirements: difficult
Vertical metres: +554 m, -963 m
Total hiking time: 5h30
Season: June to october
Restaurants and pubs: La Dixence, Arolla
Accomodation: La Dixence, Arolla