Walks in the Val d’Hérens, Switzerland

Please note that these pages are still under construction (hopefully to be completed by the end of January 2021).

The Val d’Hérens is blessed with a wide variety of walking routes, from simple strolls along the riverside to high mountain treks. The following pages describe around 30 walks for you to enjoy. They are divided into three simple categories: Easy, Medium and Challenging, as outlined below.

Please click on the links or images below to find a list and details of all the walks in that category. Each numbered walk has an Overview description together with the Distance and approximate Height gain. A further link from each Overview will then take you to a Map, a Gallery of photos and a detailed Route Description. If you are new to walking at altitude, or simply a little out of practice, it is recommended that you start with an easier, perhaps lower altitude, walk before moving on to something more difficult.

Warning and disclaimer:
While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of these pages, the author cannot be held responsible for an errors or omissions.

Please check the weather forecast and ensure that you are suitably equipped for the conditions.

Some of the easier walks can be done in winter, or when snow is on the ground, but please be aware that the paths can get quite slippery, especially in shaded areas and on slopes if many people have already been along the route and compressed the snow.

The Val d’Hérens:


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