Magnificent high-road route through unique landscapes, a mineral world and wildlife! During this crossing of the Valais Alps, no less than 4 Valleys will be revealed to you, as well as 3 dams, including the highest in Europe, the Dixence!
This stage of the trekking will allow you to pass from the Val de Nendaz at the Val des Dix. It starts in Siviez, which you will reach by taxi, with a brief climb to the Novelly chairlift. You will start your walk quietly on the flat, along a panoramic route on an old bisse, which overlooks Siviez and the Cleuson dam. Then your path will take you through a mineral universe, almost lunar, with a possible swim in the small frozen lake of the Grand-Désert. The final ascent of the Col de Prafleuri will allow you to reach the neighboring valley, and finally your mountain refuge.
From your refuge, you will have to pass a small pass that will take you towards from the Dixence lake that you will follow by a pleasant path. You will then climb in an increasingly mineral universe to reach the Riedmatten pass which separates the 2 valleys and will allow you to enjoy a magnificent landscape on the surrounding mountains. During the descent, you will gradually regain contact with the plant world, especially through the splendid forest of arolla which has given its name to Arolla. Welcome to the Val d’Hérens.
In complete contrast to your first 2 stages, the heights give way to pastures. First of all, the arole will accompany you during the start of this hike. After that, the trail will take you to “Lac Bleu”, a magical place ideal for a break. Then it will take you through the Etoile and Niva pastures, above Evolène, in which you may have the chance to meet the famous wrestling cows of the Val d’Hérens. You will also enjoy a splendid panorama on the Dent-Blanche and the Matterhorn, the most famous mountains of Valais.
In addition, your guide can also inform you about the fascinating geological characteristics of the place, from the African plate to the European one.
Remember to take a swimsuit for the hamam available in your hotel.
For this last stage of your crossing, you will start a long climb through the pastures of the Val d’Hérens, to the Col du Torrent which separates the Val d’Hérens from the Val d’Anniviers where you can enjoy a bird’s eye view. on the Moiry dam. The descent path will take you to the edge of the superb Lac des Autannes, with a magnificent view over the 4000m of the Valley. You will end your day along the Moiry dam, or even further away in the charming resort of Grimentz for the more courageous and trained.
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