In the secluded Val de Bagnes


Glaciers, giant snow-capped mountains, black cows and simple villages define the Upper Val de Bagnes, one of Switzerland's largest nature reserves and almost unknown to the outside world.

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Technical information

Begin of tour: Champsec
End of tour: Hotel Mauvoisin
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: medium difficulty
Distance: 16 km
Total altitude meters: 1200 m
Biking time: 6: (hours, minutes)
Elevation start of tour: 907 m
Elevation end of tour: 1841 m
Culmination point: 1976 m
Season: -
Panorama: Views on the Le Grand Combin, Le Pleurier, Giétro-Gletscher
Gastronomy: Restaurants in Champsec, Lourtier, Bonatchiesse, Mauvoisin
Overnight: Hotels in Lourtier, Fionnay, Mauvoisin
Various: Small museum in Lourtrier (House of J.-P. Perraudin, Glacier researcher e); Reservoir dam of Mauvoisin, historical Hotel Mauvoisin
Access starting point: By train to Martigny (KB 100), St-Bernard-Express to Le Châble (KB 133), Post Bux to Champsec (KB 133.45)
Access point of arrival: Hotel Mauvoisin


Champsec - Plan-Rosay - Lourtier - Le Glarier - Barmasse du Milieu - La Clèye - Le Pamproz - Fionnay - Le Brecholay - Bonatchiesse - La Vacheresse - Mauvoisin Staumauer- Mauvoisin Hotel

The hiking tour through the almost unknown Upper Val de Bagnes takes you through one of Switzerland's largest nature reserves. Here old traditions and sparse, wild nature live side by side and leave a deep impression on the visitor, just like the bold reservoir dam of Mauvoisin, the largest dam arch in Europe.

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The careful planning of a tour will ensure that you also derive the maximum pleasure and enjoyment from it. Please take the time to contact the local information centre and enquire about route and weather conditions before setting off. Your intended trail may be fully or partially closed, depending on the time of year and weather conditions.

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