Planetary Trail high above the Val d’Anniviers


Winter hike on Switzerland’s most panoramic planet trail high above the Val d'Anniviers.

Share contents

Thanks for your rating

Technical information

Begin of tour: St-Luc / Tignousa station
End of tour: St-Luc
Access starting point: Post bus to St-Luc, then funicular railway to Tignousa.
Access point of arrival: Post bus from St-Luc.
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: medium
Hiking time: 3 h 30 min.
Lenght: 11 km
Gastronomy:• Hôtel Weisshorn
• Restaurant Tignousa


Switzerland’s most panoramic planet trail runs high above the Val d'Anniviers in the Valais. It is also accessible during the cold season as a cleared winter hiking trail. As you walk you will enjoy a fantastic summit panorama as well as superb views into the Val d'Anniviers and the Rhone Valley. At the same time, the trail gives you a sense of the vast dimensions of the solar system - with every step you take representing about one million astronomical kilometres. The trail starts at the top station of the funicular railway running from St-Luc to Tignousa. It then gently rises as it follows the slope to Alp Le Chiesso and then becomes a little steeper towards the Hôtel Weisshorn. This Belle Epoque building is only accessible on foot in winter. Continue your hike by returning to Le Chiesso before branching off into the forest. Moderately steep now, the trail runs down to St-Luc, where it ends at the funicular railway valley station.

Tour Overview

3D hiking map Download GPX coordinates Download KMZ (GoogleEarth)



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.

Select a different view for your results: