Winter hikes

Grands Plans Path - Grimentz


N°2 - The "Grands Plans - Grimentz" path is a beautiful hike from the top of the Grands Plans chairlift to the village of Grimentz.




9.35 km


2:35 h


This hike runs partly on the ski area. Hikers will cross skiers, snowboarders and sledge riders. A second calmer part will allow hikers to reach the village of Grimentz by enjoying the peace of the forest.

Turn-by-turn directions

The "Grand Plans - Grimentz" path leads from the top of the Grand Plans chairlift to Grimentz. It follows the toboggan run, and, halfway between the Grand Plans and the Bendolla mountain restaurant, you can stop at the Alpage du Marais restaurant.

From there, the road makes a few more bends before reaching Bendolla. Head north for the second part of the descent. The path goes downhill and, before the Torrent du Marais, forks off onto an old mule track. The descent is sometimes in the forest and sometimes in a more open environment. The departure point of the ski lifts is reached via the Beauregard road and the Roua de la Fontana.


Sommet du télésiège des Grands Plans (2435m)


Village de Grimentz (1577m)

Author's recommendation

Would you like to know more about the typical village of Grimentz and its history? The Historical Path in Grimentz, on sale at the Tourist Office (CHF 3.-), will guide you into the history of the village.

Technical information












Best time of the year

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  • Dec


  • Linear route
  • Refreshment stops available
  • Family-friendly
  • Cableway ascent/descent
  • Groomed snow
Getting there

Public transport

You can easily reach Grimentz from Sierre by Postbus. Get off at the stop "Grimentz, télécabine" and take the cable car to Bendolla.


Follow the A9 motorway towards Sierre, exit at Sierre-Est, direction Val d'Anniviers. In Vissoie, follow the sign for "Grimentz".


Possibility to park at the Clos des Frès or des Bouesses parkings.


We recommend:

  •  Good, waterproof footwear
  • hiking poles (optional)
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water, picnic
  • camera
  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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

Télécabine Grimentz-Bendolla

  • Consultez les horaires de la télécabine : Dates et horaires
    Première montée : 8h / Dernière descente : 17h
  • Consultez les tarifs : Tarifs


  • Caisse Grimentz : +41 27 476 20 00


The tourist office in Grimentz has brochures and information material about hiking in the region.


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