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.
The Dents du Midi mountain range dominates the skyline above Champéry and the Illiez Valley. High up on this spectacular mountain ridge, the Anthème Lakes are set like jewels in the crown of the Haute Cime. The nature-loving visitor, curious to know more about the fauna and flora particular to this high-alpine lake, can take an audio-commentated guided tour, the better to enjoy the unique environment surrounding these crystal-clear alpine lakes which so beautifully ofset the ruggedly spectacular peaks above.
How to get there: By car or AOMC train
Return: By foot
Fitness requirements: medium
Distance: 15.4 km
Vertical metres: +1211 m, -1211 m
Total hiking time: 5h40
Season: June to october
Restaurants and pubs: Cabane Antème
Accommodation: Cabane Antème