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Hikes in Evolène

Valais, Switzerland

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The 10 Most Beautiful hikes in Evolène

Evolène with Dent Blanche peak in the background.
Hiking Trail · Valais
Chemin des villages d’Evolène
recommended route Difficulty easy
11.1 km
3:45 h
545 m
545 m
Tour of the historical villages of the upper Val d’Hérens. Beautifully preserved, they bear witness to traditional life in the Valais mountains.
On the way to Cabane des Becs de Bosson
Hiking Trail · Valais
Tour du Val d’Hérens: Evolène to Cabane Becs de Bosson (stage 4)
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 4
10.8 km
5:30 h
1,644 m
35 m
The 4th stage of the Tour du Val d’Hérens is an exhilarating climb through alpine pastures and forest to a high-altitude refuge with the finest views of the whole circuit.
Lac Bleu
Hiking Trail · Valais
Tour du Val d’Hérens: Arolla to Evolène (stage 3)
recommended route Difficulty moderate Stage 3
17.1 km
5:10 h
342 m
981 m
The 3rd stage of the Tour du Val d’Hérens links the ancient villages of the upper valley: well preserved and full of historical charm, they bear witness to traditional life in the Valais Alps.
Grande Dixence Dam
Hiking Trail · Valais
Tour du Val d’Hérens: Grande Dixence dam to Arolla (stage 2)
recommended route Difficulty difficult Stage 2
17.9 km
6:15 h
891 m
1,028 m
The 2nd stage of the Tour du Val d’Hérens leads from the world’s tallest dam along Switzerland’s largest reservoir to the foot of glacier-strewn summits – and over a pass that has become sporting legend.
The Lac de Moiry
Hiking Trail · Ayer
Sorebois to Les Hauderes
recommended route Difficulty difficult
21.5 km
6:30 h
1,092 m
2,094 m
A strenuous day’s walking; cover varied terrain including the dam at Lac de Moiry between the two cols, before descending the slopes above Les Hauderes brimming with wild flowers. 
Lac Bleu in Arolla
Hiking Trail · Valais
Loop to the Cabane des Aiguilles Rouges and Lac Bleu
recommended route Difficulty difficult
14 km
5:30 h
928 m
929 m
Panoramic loop from Arolla up to a high mountain refuge, down to the piercing blue waters of the idyllic Lac Bleu and back via a geological trail.
Hiking Trail · Switzerland
Arolla to Les Haudères/La Sage
recommended route Difficulty moderate
12 km
4:35 h
426 m
839 m
Enjoy a more relaxed day walking down the valley to Le Sage via a stunning alpine lake, Lac Bleu, and two picturesque villages, La Gouille and Les Haudères.
Hiking Trail · Switzerland
Cabane du Prafleuri to Arolla
recommended route Difficulty difficult
17.5 km
6:10 h
687 m
1,271 m
After the Col de Roux, enjoy an easy and well-rewarded stroll beside the Lac des Dix, enjoying mountain views and total immersion in this nature reserve. Overcome the Pas de Chèvres and then descend to the peaceful village of Arolla.
Hiking Trail · Switzerland
Arolla - Evolène
recommended route Difficulty moderate
11.8 km
3:20 h
78 m
709 m
Belle course de moyenne montagne avec vue grandiose sur les glaciers
Hiking Trail · Switzerland
Les Haudères Vuarsté Etoile Coutaz
recommended route Difficulty moderate
13.2 km
4:00 h
950 m
950 m
Parcours pédestre en moyenne montagne.
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Sorebois to Les Hauderes by Markus
July 13, 2020 · Community
I did parts of the hike in July 2020. First of all, I didn't do the full hike. However, I think I can give some useful advice. First of all, from what I could tell on-site, there is no cable car station called Sorebois in the valley. It is called Zinal and is closed in summer 2020 since it is being replaced by a new 10-seater cable car (the area is mainly used for skiing). More information is to be found on Usually, you can go from Zinal to Sorebois. You can do the hike starting with the Grimentz-Sorebois cable car link. In Grimentz, there is plenty of parking for CHF 6 a day. You could also skip the first part of the hike (which is the only part where you hike a skiing area) by taking the post bus directly to the Barrage de Maury from Grimentz (starts next to the cable car station). However, you'll miss a nice panorama during the descent to Moiry, but there is more stuff to see on the hike. We eventually went from Grimentz to Sorebois via cable car, descended to Barrage de Moiry and did a hike up to Col de Torrent. We were two experienced hikers and I'd say the time indicated for the total hike might be ambitious. Ending the hike at Col de Torrent is also a convenient option if you want to return to your initial point. On the way back, I'd recommend to take the post bus from Moiry to Grimentz. As of July 2020, it leaves at 17:39. Aside from the road, you can descend on a hiking path, but it is overcrowded by cows. You might be lucky (as we were) and find an option to hitchhike down to Grimentz.
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When did you do this route? July 04, 2020
Photo: Markus Rehm, Community
Photo: Markus Rehm, Community
Photo: Markus Rehm, Community
Photo: Markus Rehm, Community
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