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Hotel Weisshorn to Chandolin

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  • Statue in Chandolin Square
    / Statue in Chandolin Square
    Photo: Sarah Stone, Macs Adventure
  • Uranus on the planets trail
    / Uranus on the planets trail
    Photo: Sarah Stone, Macs Adventure
  • Typical Swiss Chalet between Chandolin and St Luc
    / Typical Swiss Chalet between Chandolin and St Luc
    Photo: Sarah Stone, Macs Adventure
Map / Hotel Weisshorn to Chandolin
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A short and easy walk from Hotel Weisshorn to Chandolin along the Planets Way trail. 

8.3 km
2:37 h
146 m
467 m

Bid ‘au-revoir’ to Weisshorn and follow the Planets trail to Tignousa. The trail is a fun and interesting work of art produced by the near-by observatory; walk through a scale version of the solar system with each kilometre representing 1 million kilometres in reality. Once you reach Tignousa where you can shorten the walk and take the funicular down to St Luc.

Otherwise, continue on the path to Chandolin. Due to its situation Chandolin receives a lot of sun and is one of the highest villages in Europe that is inhabited all year long.

Highest point
2345 m
Lowest point
1979 m

Safety information

Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains - always be prepared and carry appropriate clothing; warm as well as waterproof layers, hat and gloves etc. Please see your information pack for a detailed packing list.

Equipment

Good waterproof boots are a must. Make sure to bring plenty of water and a snack or packed lunch.

Tips, hints and links

This tour appears in the following itineraries:

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Start

Hotel Weisshorn (2344 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.208080, 7.618023
UTM
32T 393392 5118095

Destination

Chandolin

Turn-by-turn directions

Upon leaving the Hotel Weisshorn, turn left and follow the Planets Way trail and sign posts to Tignousa. Once you have reached Tignousa, continue on the path toward Chandolin. 

Once you are ready to return to St Luc, take a direct postbus back (10mins). Please check timtables in advance (https://www.postauto.ch/en) and plan your day around this. Alternatively, you could walk back to Tignousa and take the cable car down to St Luc, or follow the low loevel route from Chandolin directly to St Luc (follow the signposts- about 1 hour 30 mins) For cable car times, please see the following link: http://www.rma.ch/tourisme/dates-horaires-2017-3.html

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Distance
8.3 km
Duration
2:37 h
Ascent
146 m
Descent
467 m

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Lowest point
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