Valais Sun Trail
Scenic high-level trail with panoramic views of the Valais Alps and views down into the Rhone Valley...
Mountain trails in Valais
The sun is high in the sky and the dry earth crunches beneath your hiking boots. It is a hot day in Valais and the Sonnenweg lives up to its name. Luckily, you can spend the evening after the long trek on the first day in the spas of Leukerbad. Recharge your batteries, because you are going to be tested again the next day with the Albinenleitern on the way to Gampel. You will then have reached the southern slope of Lötschberg. An adventurous railroad trial, which offers views of the tunnels and viaducts of the Lötschberg railway line. The sun is low on the horizon, and the setting sun accompanies you as you climb down to Naters where your hike along the Sonnenweg of Valais comes to an end.
Day 1: Arrival to Crans-Montana
Day 2: Crans-Montana - Leukerbad
Pleasant hike from Montana along the Bisse du Tsittoret, past inviting mountain inns into the valley of the Tièche. Then on a sunny slope over Varneralp to Leukerbad, where weary hikers can relax in the warm thermal spa.
Details: approx. 24 kilometer, ↑ 1’150m, ↓ 1’250m, Length: 7.5h
Day 3: Leukerbad – Steg VS
An age-old trail leads to the quaint village of Albinen in a superb location above the Dalaschlucht (gorge); along the way, the ancient hamlets of Brentschen, Engersch and Jeizinen also sit on the sunny slope, linked by peaceful hiking paths.
Details: approx. 24 kilometer, ↑ 1’000m, ↓ 1’750m, Length: 7.5h
Day 4: Steg VS – Ausserberg
Panoramic hike on high-level BLS railway Südrampe (south ramp). Popular classic hike beside the Lötschberg Railway tracks to imposing Bietschtal bridge. Lovely path beside historic water channels (suonen) to hanging bridge; superb views at Brägji and Riedgarten.
Details: approx. 12 kilometer, ↑ 680m, ↓ 300m, Length: 3.5h
Day 5: Ausserberg – Brig
Suonen (irrigation channels) and the BLS railway line accompany this stage. Impressive view of the Baltschieder viaduct. Pipes for irrigating the dry south-facing slopes line the route. Information columns on the BLS Südrampe section and Swiss Guards Museum provide fascinating information.
Details: approx. 17 kilometer, ↑ 560m, ↓ 900m, Length: 5h
The paths are well developed and easy to walk on, only the first stage is a little more difficult. However, the Valais Sun Trail is challenging because of the long stages and the many metres of altitude difference that have to be overcome each time. Good basic fitness and a head for heights are required for the suspension bridges and albine ladders on the second day.
5 overnight stays with breakfast
Daily Luggage transfers
Admission to the Alpentherme in Leukerbad (3 hours)
Carefully elaborated route
Detailled travel documents (1x per room)
GPS data available
Not included :
The long first stage can be shortened with an optional bus ride from Crans-Montana to Aminona. Trip not included in the price of the journey. Approx. CHF 2 with half-fare card.
Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price!
Possibility of additional nights - booking after your payment (you will be contacted by our booking team):
Crans-Montana: CHF 75.- (per person in double room)
Single room surcharge: CHF 40.-
Brig: CHF 89.- (per person in double room)
Single room surcharge: CHF 40.-
Up to 29 days before start of the trip: 20%
28 – 15 days before start of the trip: 50%
14 – 08 days before start of the trip: 70%
07 – 1 days before start of the trip: 90%
0 day before start of the trip / No–show: 100%