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Hotel Weisshorn to St Luc

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A short and easy walk to the charming village of St Luc. 
easy
Distance 4.8 km
1:30 h
90 m
250 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 it’s time to come back down to Earth by taking the funicular down to the town of St. Luc.

If you prefer a longer walk today, continue on the path past the funicular to the charming village of Chandolin. From here take a bus to St-Luc or walk following the signposts and low route (time from Chandolin to St Luc is about 1 hour 30 mins).

Difficulty
easy
Stamina
Highest point
2,346 m
Lowest point
2,141 m
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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.

Tips and hints

This tour appears in the following itineraries:

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Start

Hotel Weisshorn (2,338 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'613'825E 1'117'430N
DD
46.208185, 7.617768
DMS
46°12'29.5"N 7°37'04.0"E
UTM
32T 393373 5118107
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Destination

Tignousa Cable Car Station

Turn-by-turn directions

Upon leaving Hotel Weisshorn, turn left and head towards Tignousa following the fun Planets trail. Follow sign posts. Once you reach Tignousa, you can take the funicular to St Luc, or if you prefer you can take a walking trail down. There is also an option to continue onto the village of Chandolin. 

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Public transport

The funicular between Tignousa and St Luc runs regularly, please check the following for specific timetables: http://www.rma.ch/tourisme/dates-horaires-2017-3.html 

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'613'825E 1'117'430N
DD
46.208185, 7.617768
DMS
46°12'29.5"N 7°37'04.0"E
UTM
32T 393373 5118107
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Equipment

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

Basic Equipment for Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Hiking socks  
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
  • Sunglasses
  • Hiking poles
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Difficulty
easy
Distance
4.8 km
Duration
1:30 h
Ascent
90 m
Descent
250 m
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