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.
To the scenic vantage point at Torrenthorn
If you can live with the fact that you have climbed a mountain three metres short of 3000m, you will find Torrenthorn well worth the effort. The ascent is made much easier by taking the Torrent gondola to Rinderhütte situated at 2310 m. From the Torrenthorn hotel (2459 m) the trail follows the western ridge along a narrow but clearly marked trail to the scenic summit. On account of the magnificent views of the surrounding area, the Torrenthorn is often called "Rigi of the Valais". Return via the same route to the Rinderhütte station, the upper terminal of the Torrent cable car.
Destination: Restaurant Rinderhütte
How to get there: Cable car Torrent
Return: Cable car Torrent
Fitness requirements: medium
Distance: 5.9 km
Vertical metres: +685 m, -686 m
Total hiking time: 3h10
Season: June to october