|Spectacular views of the Imperial Crown|
After 8 years of living here we've walked most of the valley's footpaths and yet the views still stop us in our tracks. Walk the same route twice (or more) and it's different every time - changing with the weather and seasons. So it was a great pleasure when Inntravel asked us to re-walk and adapt their existing tour of the Val d’Anniviers. The journey has high and low level routes to allow for bad weather and tired legs, and includes some of the best this area has to offer - alpine meadows, old chalets and villages, ridges and lakes, and all with the spectacular snow capped mountains to the south. With a bit of luck, there's a chance to see some of the local wildlife too - red squirrels, chamois, ibex, marmots, eagles, adders, fox - to name a few.
|From Vercorin explore the 'bisse' and Vall on de Rechy|
Starting in Vercorin, the perfect warm-up and introduction to the old valley routes is to follow the 'bisse' - the 500 year old channel which brings water around from the Vallon de Rechy to the village. It’s a gentle walk through woods to the open meadows around the buvette at La Lé where you can stop for a drink and something to eat, before heading back to the village.
|The dramatic high route along the Crete from Vercorin to Grimentz|
|Low level walks through meadows and alpine villages|
|A circuit around the Moiry and up to the Cabane from Grimentz|
|Many spectacular walks around Zinal|
|High 'balcony' walk between Zinal and St Luc|
|Panoramic views from the Ilhorn above St Luc|
|Autumn colours in Val d'Anniviers|