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 de la Seya
From Jorasse (top of the chairlift) take the direction of the Petit Pré. Then ascend in the direction of La Seya (2182m), from where there is a magnificient view over Ovronnaz and the mountains. Follow the path all the way to Grande-Garde and you will discover a beautiful view of the Rhone valley and the Alps. For the return, descend throufh the forest and the pastues of Quieu and Odonne with their cow to Ovronnaz. After a challenging hiking day, treat your muscles to a relaxing dip in the bubbling baths of the thermal centre in Ovronnaz.
How to get there: By car: motorway A9, exit n°24 Riddes-Leytron-Chamoson, follow Leytron-Ovronnaz
By train or bus: train to Martigny or Sion, bus to Leytron then to Ovronnaz
Distance: 8.5 km
Vertical metres: +480m, -1032m
Total hiking time: 3 h
Season: June to October
Restaurants and pubs/Accomodation: Restaurant d’altitude de Jorasse (1940m), Cabane de Fénestral (2453m), Cabane de Sorniot (2064m), Lui d’Août (1959m)