Mayens Pathway Tour


This itinerary offers an ideal setting for recharging your batteries in the heart of Nature while offering an incredible view of the Valaisan Alps.




6.52 km


3:15 h


The Sentier des Mayens is an itinerary that allows you to recharge your batteries in contact with Nature in a beautiful alpine setting, while offering easy access from the resort of Anzère as well as exceptional views of the Rhône Valley and the surrounding peaks. Look out for clues that may lead encounters with the local fauna.

Turn-by-turn directions

The trail starts in the resort of Anzère. You will walk on a flat section of the Bisse de Sion in the heart of the forest, with its dreamlike aspect created by the snow playing on the branches of the fir trees and a number of small frozen waterfalls. After some 20 minutes, a short climb will take you to the Mayens des Grillesses. From here, your eyes will automatically be drawn to the idyllic setting of the Rhône Valley disappearing into the mountains beyond Sierre/Brig. The return journey takes the same route back to Anzère.

This route presents no major difficulties.


Above the village square, near the Fun Park. (1554m)


Bathed in sunshine with a stunning panorama, this south-facing gem in Valais is the perfect spot for nature lovers and fans of the great outdoors. Anzère is THE destination for moments you’ll remember forever! (1554m)

Author's recommendation

Go early in the morning, when the first light of the day plays on the branches of the trees for a magical effect.

Technical information












Best time of the year

  • Jan
  • Feb
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  • May
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  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec


  • Scenic
  • Fauna
  • Round trip
  • Forest roads
  • Clear area
  • Forest
Getting there

Public transport


The Post Bus service takes you from Sion to the centre of Anzère. A shuttle bus also runs through the village of Anzère during the ski season.


Head for the Bisse de Sion from where the route starts above the village square. The start is a few metres from the tourist office.


The Bellevue car park, which is completely free of charge, is located on the route. This is the easiest way to reach the trail if you come by car.


We recommend:

  • good footwear
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water, picnic
  • camera
  • hikingpoles (optional)
  • printout of this hike (click “Print” icon, top right, to download)

Safety information

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Valais/Wallis Promotion accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.

  • Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large- scale map by clicking on “Print” icon, top right of this page.
  • Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.
  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals. Do not leaveanywaste in nature.
  • Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at altitude. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.
  • Plan hike carefully: take into consideration fitness level of each participant, weather forecast and season. 7 VALAIS/WALLIS PROMOTION Avenue de Tourbillon 11 Case postale 607 | CH-1951 Sion +41 (0)27 327 36 00 |
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertainweather, turn back in good time.
  • Do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • Take note of the warning signs that point out the constant danger, especially the danger of avalanches.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible, avoid going alone.

Additional information

The route ends near the village square in Anzère. The ideal place to stop for a hot chocolate, coffee or croissant is the Epilobe after the walk.


This activity is brought to you by Valais/Wallis Promotion