Guidebook

Top 5 Hikes Around Verbier

Explore Switzerland’s enchanting 4 Valleys by foot.

Description

World-famous for its boundless ski slopes, magnificent alpine vistas, and towering peaks, Verbier is the queen of Switzerland’s 4 Valleys and a bucket list destination for all good skiers. But as the snow melts with the arrival of spring, the glorious mountain scenery remains, and the winter sports mecca transforms into a hiking hub. A lot of the lifts keep running, and the lively atmosphere in town doesn’t cease, as restaurants and hotels tend to remain open throughout the whole year. From spring through autumn, there's plenty of routes to explore, and plenty of sweet Swiss mountain huts to welcome you in after a hard day's hike.

Here’s a collection of trails taking you through everything from tranquil mountain pastures, up to challenging summit climbs. Try a local’s favourite, the Savoleyeres - Patier, which will bring you right to the top of Pierre Avoi.

Written by Fionnuala Kavanagh

Sources
http://www.verbier.ch/en/index.htm
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/switzerland/verbier/

Carrefour - Ruinettes

Carrefour - Ruinettes

Verbier
0 - 1 hrs
1.6 km
169 m
0 m
A medium to long walk from the top of Verbier along marked roads via Les plannards and Croix De Coeur.
Moderate
Private
Savoleyeres - Patier
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Savoleyeres - Patier

Verbier
2 - 3 hrs
7.7 km
310 m
1,032 m
A medium to long walk via Pierre Avoi and Chute des Bisse across a fantastic ridge line that ends at a 360 view of Val de Bagnes and the Rhone Valley.
Difficult
Private
Ruinettes-La Chaux-Cabane Mont Fort-Ruinettes
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Ruinettes-La Chaux-Cabane Mont Fort-Ruinettes

Verbier
2 - 3 hrs
8.2 km
322 m
322 m
A short walk Around La Chaux including Cabane Mont Fort.
Moderate
Private
Savoleyeres - Lac des Vaux - Savoleyeres

Savoleyeres - Lac des Vaux - Savoleyeres

Verbier
1 - 2 hrs
5.5 km
405 m
195 m
A high alpine walk along beautiful ridge lines, past water falls to the stunning Lac des Veux.
Moderate
Private
Bisse du Levron
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Bisse du Levron

Verbier
4 - 5 hrs
17.9 km
457 m
457 m
A gentle walk along a mostly flat route with the sound of running water alongside you for the entirety.
Easy
Private