Run along a 16.8 km loop that partly follows the course of the iconic Sierre-Zinal race, in sight of the “Imperial Crown” of 4,000-metre peaks.
The official starting point of this trail is in the village of St-Luc, but you can also choose to begin at Chandolin, Tignousa or Le Tsapé – which can be reached by public transport, funicular or chairlift respectively. As you follow this loop, with a vertical ascent of 1,081 metres, you will be following part of the course of the iconic Sierre-Zinal trail running race, which attracts more than 5,000 participants of all levels every year in August. The route leads through villages and forests and across alpine pastures, in sight of the valley’s famous “Imperial Crown” of 4,000-metre peaks; it also takes in the fascinating Planets Trail. Up at the Pas de l’Illsee, where the French- and German-speaking regions of Valais meet, follow the trail of the Chenegouga, legendary creatures of the Val d’Anniviers that produce a hell of a din!
Explore the solar system along the Planets Trail between Tignousa and the Hôtel Weisshorn, and visit the François-Xavier Bagnoud astronomical observatory.
Use of the trails and the information on this website is at your own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Valais/Wallis Promotion accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.
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Take the A9 motorway to junction 29 (“Sierre-Est”), then head up the Val d’Anniviers, following signs for St-Luc.
Parking is free in summer in the Val d'Anniviers. Park in the car park at the base station of the St-Luc funicular.