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.
Vallon de Réchy and Lac du Louché
This relaxing stroll showcases colourful and varied flora. To discover the Vallon de Réchy we recommend taking the cable car to the Crêt du Midi (2331 m). Follow the forest trail for about 1hr30 to reach l’Ar du Tsan (2200m). From this point the gorgeous Lac de Louché (2567m) is fairly close. To return, hike the opposite direction via the Potoc marshland (2468m). To return to Vercorin, follow a steep trail along the waterfall leading to the Refuge de Bisse.
How to get there: Cable car from Vercorin
Return: To Sierre by bus or to Chalais with the cable car
Fitness requirements: medium
Distance: 14.7 km
Vertical metres: +677 m, -677 m
Total hiking time: 6 h
Season: June to october
Restaurants and pubs: Vercorin, Crêt du Midi