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Morgins - Chemin des Planètes (Vallon de They)

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Ideal for baby buggies, this paved educational trail shrinks the astronomical dimensions of our solar system down to a human scale where each small step corresponds to a giant, 1-million-kilometre leap in space.
easy
Distance 8.1 km
2:15 h
220 m
220 m
1,556 m
1,340 m
Set off under the giant orange arch that represents the sun, at the entrance to the Vallon de They (route de Chésery) just after the Morgins Ranch. Follow the path further and further into outer space, passing by the planets of the solar system on your way. Each step you take corresponds to 1 million kilometres in space and each planet you pass by is sized to scale and has its own informational panel to discover.

The quaint Cantine de They alpine restaurant marks the halfway point on the trail and makes a convenient place to stop for rest and refreshments.

You can extend your hike to the Tovassière alpine restaurant, which is about 30 minutes past the last planet (Pluto).

Insider tip:
Take the Bee Trail or the Bridges Trail along the river going up the valley and come back by the Planetary trail, as their starting and ending points are the same.
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Update: January 20, 2023
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Highest point
1,556 m
Lowest point
1,340 m
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La Cantine de They
Restaurant d'alpage de Tovassière

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APIDAE tourism data updated on 30/07/2022 by "Région Dents du Midi SA".
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Morgins, entry of the "Vallon de They" (1,340 m)
Coordinates:
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2'554'666E 1'120'645N
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46.235714, 6.850961
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46°14'08.6"N 6°51'03.5"E
UTM
32T 334304 5122482
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Destination

Morgins, entry of the "Vallon de They"

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Public transport

Bus Troistorrents-Morgins, stop "Morgins Poste".

Timetable www.tpc.ch

Getting there

Highway A9 Lausanne-Sion, exit St-Triphon. Follow "Pas-de-Morgins/Monthey", take the tunnel "Route de la Vallée" until Troistorrents. In Troistorrents, at the round-about, follow "Morgins" on the right.

Parking

Parking in the center of Morgins (P6, P7, P9, P10)

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'554'666E 1'120'645N
DD
46.235714, 6.850961
DMS
46°14'08.6"N 6°51'03.5"E
UTM
32T 334304 5122482
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Difficulty
easy
Distance
8.1 km
Duration
2:15 h
Ascent
220 m
Descent
220 m
Highest point
1,556 m
Lowest point
1,340 m
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