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'Anniviers: Sierre/Salgesch to Chandolin or St-Luc
The Sierre and Salgesch regions and environs are located on the right bank of the Rhone River. Due to its many days of sunshine, Sierre is frequently nicknamed the "City of Sun". Starting from Sierre station (542m), the bus takes you along the Val d'Anniviers road. After a few hairpin bends and driving through the valley's canyons, exit the bus at the Pontis stop in Fribougxe (1001m). After a rather strenuous hour-long walk you will come across a small paradise called Soussillon (1388m). Continue ascending for another 30 minutes to arrive at the village of Chandolin (1868m). Hike from Chandolin to La Tuelle and Lebing before reaching St-Luc (1655m).
Destination: Chandolin or St-Luc
Fitness requirements: medium
Distance: 8.2 km
Vertical metres: +999 m, -356 m
Total hiking time: 3h55
Season: June to october
Restaurants and pubs: Sierre, Les Pontis, Chandolin, St-Luc
Accomodation: Sierre, Chandolin, St-Luc