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Hiking trail

Zinal to Hotel Weisshorn

Hiking trail · Wallis
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  • Great place for a picnic!
    / Great place for a picnic!
    Photo: Sarah Stone, Macs Adventure
  • Looking back at Zinal
    / Looking back at Zinal
    Photo: Sarah Stone, Macs Adventure
  • Hotel Weisshorn
    / Hotel Weisshorn
    Photo: Sarah Stone, Macs Adventure
Map / Zinal to Hotel Weisshorn
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Today you will be walking to historic Hotel Weisshorn along part of the 'Tour du Val d'Anniviers' trail.

moderate
11.4 km
4:30 h
750 m
65 m

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’.

Author’s recommendation

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. 

Difficulty
moderate
Stamina
Highest point
2429 m
Lowest point
1675 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:

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Start

Zinal Hotel (1679 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.136520, 7.626320
UTM
32T 393894 5110133

Destination

Hotel Weisshorn

Turn-by-turn directions

From the main street in Zinal, join Rue Mont Ferrier (which is the road parallel to the main street), Just after the téléphérique, follow the road round to the right. At the sign 'Les Liddes', turn left to climb out of the town.

 The road soon becomes a walking trail and ascends steeply through trees and farmland. The ascent is steep and unrelenting, so be sure to take your time and take plenty of breaks. Once you come to a fork in the path, bear left and follow signposts for the Hotel Weisshorn. The ascent soon eases off a bit and although undulating the difficult part is definitely behind you! Hotel Weisshorn cannot be missed and is directly on the path. 

Arrival by train, car, foot or bike


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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
11.4 km
Duration
4:30 h
Ascent
750 m
Descent
65 m

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