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.
Zinal - Grimentz
Grimentz (1570m) can best be described as authentic, charming, picturesque and sumptuous. Its cellars hold the reputed glacier wine. We recommend taking the cable car directly to Sorebois. Hike to the Sorebois Pass (2438m) in about 1hr30. Once arriving at the Col de Sorebois (2835m), descend to the mighty Moiry stone wall in one hour. Then follow the impressive dam to return to the trail leading to Grimentz.
How to get there: Bus from Sierre to Zinal
Return: Bus from Zinal to Sierre
Fitness requirements: medium
Distance: 11 km
Vertical metres: +429 m, -1299 m
Total hiking time: 3h55
Season: June to october
Restaurants and pubs: Zinal, Sorebois, Barrage Moiry, Grimentz
Accomodation: Zinal, Barrage Moiry, Grimentz