Today you will be walking to historic Hotel Weisshorn along part of the 'Tour du Val d'Anniviers' trail.
A steep ascent out of Zinal through farmland brings you high above the valley floor. Look behind you for views of the 4,000m peaks, including the Matterhorn on a clear day!
Hotel Weisshorn is a mountain hotel with an interesting history. Once the favoured stomping ground of late 19th century adventurers, enjoy the camaraderie and atmosphere while you tuck into the delicious house speciality- ‘tarte aux myrtilles’.
Take your time with the walk out of Zinal, which is steep. Take regular breaks to enjoy the views. Once you have walked through the tree line the route continues to ascend much more steadily.
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.
Good waterproof boots are a must. Make sure to bring plenty of water and a snack or packed lunch.
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