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Hotel Weisshorn to St Luc

Hiking trail · Wallis
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  • 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 St Luc
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A short and easy walk to the charming village of St Luc. 

easy
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
2346 m
Lowest point
2141 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.

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:

WSWITVD

Start

Hotel Weisshorn (2338 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.208185, 7.617768
UTM
32T 393373 5118107

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. 

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 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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