Trekking in Valais – Tour du Val d’Hérens – 4 days

  • from 29.07 to 01.08.2021
  • from 4.9 to 7.9.2021
  • On demand

Description

Thanks to this Val d’Hérens trek, you will be able to discover a preserved, authentic, timeless central region of Valais. Sublime landscapes, uncrowded routes, magnificent mountains over 3000 and 4000 m, typical villages, gastronomy … Do you like it?

  • Main activity: TREKKING
  • Location: VAL D’HÉRENS
  • Duration: 4 DAYS
  • For whom: SPORTS
  • Comfort: CHARM
  • Category: COLLECTIVE STAY

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YOUR ADVANTAGES

  • A mid-mountain guide available throughout the stay
  • Small group from max 4 to 6 people (2 people per room – max 4 in a refuge)
  • Comfort & authenticity with a selection of the best accommodation, including 1 night in a refuge
  • Local products, wine and Valais specialties.
  • Lightweight bags thanks to logistical assistance.
  • All inclusive

INCLUDED

  • 3 nights with half board in superior double rooms
  • 1 night with half board in a mountain refuge
  • 4 days with your guide in mid-mountain
  • Picnic for the 4 days of hiking
  • Taxi or transfers
  • Baggage taxi
  • 2 aperitifs with tasting of local products

ON DEMAND

  • Taxi organization from the nearest train station or airport
  • Extra night on the last day in a b & b in Vex
  • Supplement for single room

NOT INCLUDED

  • Your hiking equipment and meat bag (compulsory for the refuge) (see material list)
  • Drinks, unless stated in the package
  • Insurance (cancellation, rescue, repatriation, accidents …)

PROGRAM

D0 Pralong

The small hamlet of Pralong is located in the Val des Dix, at the foot of the Grande Dixence . Wine and a plate of regional products await you on the terrace of your charming hotel.

You will begin to feel the ambience of the mountains in this quiet and timeless corner. If you arrive earlier in the day, we recommend a hike to the Mandelon mountain pasture, or to the Gouilles d’Essertze, or why not an immersion with a guide living in a neighboring village?

Included

  • Night with breakfast, in a double room
  • Meal including a Valais specialty
  • An aperitif with a small plate of Valais products
  • Gourmet picnic for the next day

D1 Vex – Dixence (taxi) – Arolla

This trekking stage will take you from Val d’Hérémence to Val d’Hérens . It starts at Grande Dixence, the highest gravity dam in the world, and one of the pride of Valais.

After a brief transfer by car, a cable car climb will take you to the crown of the dam, at 2365 m. You will then follow the Lac des Dix in order to get used to your new activity for the next 4 days: hiking.

You will then rise 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.

Included

  • 1 night in a superior double room
  • Breakfast buffet
  • 3-course evening meal
  • Picnic for the next day
  • Dixence cable car lift pass
  • Transfer to the Dixence dam
  • Luggage transport

D2 Arolla – La Sage or Les Haudères

In complete contrast to your 1 time step, the heights give way to pastures and picturesque villages.

The trail will take you to “Lac Bleu”, a magical place ideal for a break. Then it will take you through the mountain pastures of Etoile and Niva, above by 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.

Do not hesitate to ask your guide, passionate about geology, what are the fascinating characteristics of the place. You will thus be guided from the African plate to the European one.

Included

  • 1 night in a superior double room
  • Buffet breakfast with fresh products
  • 3-course evening meal
  • Picnic for the next day
  • 1 welcome drink & local products
  • Free access to the jacuzzi (by reservation)
  • Luggage transport

D3 Les Haudères / La Sage – Cabane des Becs de Bosson

You will pass through the different mountain pastures of Val d’Hérens , known among others for the cow of the Hérens breed, protagonist of the famous queen fights of Valais and the Aosta Valley, as well as for their production of raclette cheese.

The Pas de Lona will take you from Val d’Hérens to Val d’Anniviers, where you will enjoy a magnificent setting that will continue until you arrive at the refuge, at 2985 m. The panorama is grandiose, with a 360 ° view of the Rhône Valley, the Bernese Alps, Mont-Blanc, as well as the 4000 m of the Valais Alps, including the imperial crown. In the event of a clear sky, we advise you to spend some time on the terrace of your refuge to contemplate the sunset or the starry sky of this paradise of flora and fauna!

You can gain a few hundred meters of vertical drop in the morning, thanks to the taxi, if necessary.

Included

  • Night in one of the dormitories dedicated to families in the Bec des Bossons hut, with a max of 4 people per room – possibility of bivouac – please take note of the anti-covid measures on the refuge site https://www.cabanedesbecs.ch/fr
  • Half board (included 1.5 lt of mineral water)
  • Picnic + walking tea for the next day

D4 Cabane des Becs de Bosson – Nax – Vex (taxi)

For this last stage of your trekking in Valais, you will start your long descent in the Vallon de Réchy. This magnificent and still preserved jewel of nature will reveal many lakes and marshes to you. The flora is splendid there, and you may have the chance to see one of the master species of the place, such as the eagle, the chamois or the marmot.

A taxi will be waiting for you in Nax, and will bring you back to your car in Vex.

You are free, for this last day, to spend your last night in an authentic b & b in the Valley, in Vex, run by a welcoming host who knows the Valley perfectly.

Included

  • Transfer from Nax to Pralong
  • Transportation of your luggage
  • Aperitif and board with your guide at the end of the hike

On demand

  • Reservation of the last night in a hotel or b & b in the Valley

Useful Information

Collective stay & registrations

  • Registrations must be made at the latest until July 10, 2021
  • The stay will take place only from 4 participants. In the event of insufficient participation, the course may take place if the participants so wish, subject to an increase in the price.
  • Your registration will be refunded at 100%, free of charge, if the stay cannot take place due to the lack of participants.

Your addresses

  • D0 Pralong: Hotel Val des Dix , Pralong, Barrage 33, 1987 Hérémence – tel. +41 27 281 20 63 – Get there
  • D1 Arolla: Grand Hotel Kurhaus 3 * – Phone. +41 27 283 70 00
  • D2 La Sage: Boutique hotel – Phone. +41 27 283 24 20
  • D2 bis: Les Haudères: Hôtel les Mélèzes 3 * – tel. +41 27 283 11 55 – La Montanara +41 27 283 12 26
  • D3 Cabane des Becs de Bosson – tel. +41 78 743 7989

Your mid-mountain guide

  • Pierre Burnier, guide of the Valley, with many years of experience, will accompany you on this hike.
  • An aperitif-briefing is scheduled at 6 p.m. at your hotel with your guide.
  • The latter or Rock up will also contact you the day before your arrival in Vex, in order to check with you the last details.

Prerequisites

  • Good physical condition is necessary. Indeed, you must be able to walk for 4 days with a small bag, with an average of 5 to 6 hours per day.
  • The habit of hiking in the mountains is desirable.
  • See the list of useful equipment
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