Tour de la Seya
Panoramic walk along the high ridge linking La Seya and Grand Garde, famous for its variety of alpine flowers. Scenic chairlift ride up; gentle walk down to resort through forests and pastures.
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The views from the high ridge west of Ovronnaz are mesmerising. At La Seya (2,182 m), at the northern end of the ridge, hikers enjoy a 360-degree view from the Finsteraarhorn to Mont-Blanc, including 35 peaks higher than 4,000 m. Grand Garde (2,145 m), at the southern end of the ridge, offers panoramic views of the whole Rhône valley, from the depths of the Lötschental to the sparkling Trient Glacier. The high ridge is also the focus of a fascinating botanical trail. Enjoy an enchanting variety of flowers including narcissus anemone, alpine gentian, elder-flowered orchid and alpine pasqueflower – with details at information posts along the trail. The Tour de La Seya begins at the top of the Jorasse chairlift with a gentle climb to the alpine pastures of Petit Pré and a steeper ascent to La Seya. The trail then leads along the length of the ridge to Grand Garde. The path back to Ovronnaz follows a clearly marked trail via the alpine pastures of Queu and Odonne – typically through herds of cattle grazing on the lush, flower-filled meadows. Just above the bottom of the Jorasse chairlift, the path passes the Centre Sportif Cantonal: the leading sports training centre for the whole of Valais, used by schools, clubs and associations for a wide variety of sports camps. Highlights Glorious ridge walk: thrilling views of the Rhône valley and snow-capped peaks Scenic chairlift ride up Abundance of alpine flowers – info panels along the way