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Hiking holiday Valaisan Sun Trail

Hiking: Valaisan Sun Trail

Mountain trails in Valais

The sun is high in the sky and the dry earth crunches beneath your hiking boots. It is a hot day in Valais and the Sonnenweg lives up to its name. Luckily, you can spend the evening after the long trek on the first day in the spas of Leukerbad.

Recharge your batteries, because you are going to be tested again the next day with the Albinenleitern on the way to Gampel. You will then have reached the southern slope of Lötschberg. An adventurous railroad trial, which offers views of the tunnels and viaducts of the Lötschberg railway line. The sun is low on the horizon, and the setting sun accompanies you as you climb down to Naters where your hike along the Sonnenweg of Valais comes to an end.  

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Itinerary

Pleasant hike from Montana along the Bisse du Tsittoret, past inviting mountain inns into the valley of the Tièche. Then on a sunny slope over Varneralp to Leukerbad, where weary hikers can relax in the warm thermal spa.

approx. 7.5 h
approx. 24 km
1'150 m
1'250 m
approx. 7.5 h
approx. 24 km
1'000 m
1'750 m

Panoramic hike on high-level BLS railway Südrampe (south ramp). Popular classic hike beside the Lötschberg Railway tracks to imposing Bietschtal bridge. Lovely path beside historic water channels (suonen) to hanging bridge; superb views at Brägji and Riedgarten.

approx. 3.5 h
approx. 12 km
680 m
300 m

Suonen (irrigation channels) and the BLS railway line accompany this stage. Impressive view of the Baltschieder viaduct. Pipes for irrigating the dry south-facing slopes line the route. Information columns on the BLS Südrampe section and Swiss Guards Museum provide fascinating information.

approx. 5 h
approx. 17 km
560 m
900 m

Tour character

The paths are well developed and easy to walk on, only the first stage is a little more difficult. However, the Valais Sun Trail is challenging because of the long stages and the many metres of altitude difference that have to be overcome each time. Good basic fitness and a head for heights are required for the suspension bridges and albine ladders on the second day. 

The Valaisan Sun Trail at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Crans-Montana
  Season 1
10.09.2022 - 25.09.2022

every day
Season 2
21.05.2022 - 09.09.2022

every day
Walliser Sonnenweg, 6 days | TO, CH-WSWCB-06X
Base price
769.-
819.-
Surcharge Single Room 195.- 195.-

Category: mid-range hotels and mountain inns

Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
every day
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
every day
Walliser Sonnenweg, 6 days | TO, CH-WSWCB-06X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
769.-
195.-
819.-
195.-

Category: mid-range hotels and mountain inns

Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022
Crans-Montana
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Steg
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Brig
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
75.-
115.-
89.-
129.-
89.-
129.-
75.-
115.-
89.-
129.-
89.-
129.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Crans-Montana
  Season 1
Sep 10, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022

every day
Season 2
May 21, 2022 - Sep 9, 2022

every day
Crans-Montana
Extra night double room (BB) 75.- 75.-
Extra night single room (BB) 115.- 115.-
Steg
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 129.- 129.-
Brig
Extra night double room (BB) 89.- 89.-
Extra night single room (BB) 129.- 129.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 5 overnight stays with breakfast 
  • Daily Luggage transfers 
  • Admission to the Alpentherme in Leukerbad (3 hours)  
  • Carefully elaborated route 
  • Detailled travel documents (1x per room) 
  • GPS data available 
  • Service Hotline 

Note:

  • The long first stage can be shortened with an optional bus ride from Crans-Montana to Aminona. Trip not included in the price of the journey. Approx. CHF 2 with half-fare card 
  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price! 
  • Reservation fee of CHF 15 per adult (incl. legally required customer money protection) 
Information

Arrival/Departure:

  • Various parking facilities in Crans-Montana. Costs payable on site.  
  • Return journey by train and bus via Sierre to Crans-Montana. Duration approx. 1.5 h.
Travel Documents

Travel documents "digital” 

In future we will reduce the amount of printed documents. You will receive instructions to help you find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app.  We will provide you with further information online. In advance you will receive a small package of documents with the following contents: 

  • Description of how to use the necessary apps 
  • Detailed programme for the individual stages 
  • Annual subscription to SwitzerlandMobility Plus 
  • Luggage tags 
  • Any vouchers 

On the way, you can easily find your way with the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance. 

Let us know if you don't want to do without maps. We will send them to you free of charge. 

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