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.
St-Luc - Zinal
Zinal (1670,) remains a charming, welcoming and intimate resort. The fabulous trails around Zinal lead to the famed Kaiserkrone. From St-Luc we recommend taking to the funicular to Tignousa (2186m). A worthy destination, the Weisshorn hotel can be reached via the “Planetary Trail”, which depicts our solar system along the way. This gentle one-hour hike heads towards Barneuza Alp (2211m). The scenery gradually changes as you descend steeply towards Zinal. Count on about 45 minutes reach Zinal.
How to get there: Bus from Sierre to St-Luc
Return: Bus from Zinal to Sierre
Fitness requirements: medium
Distance: 15 km
Vertical metres: +361 m, -866 m
Total hiking time: 4h10
Season: June to october
Restaurants and pubs: St-Luc, Hotel Weisshorn, Zinal
Accomodation: St-Luc, Hotel Weisshorn, Zinal