6.7KM - 441 D+/-
Starting from the funicular station at St-Luc, this heads towards Le Prilet via the cow pastures. From there, the route ascends to Gillou, to an altitude of 1829m, on the path that leads to the Hôtel Weisshorn. Here, the route runs alongside the bisse (ancient irrigation channel) in a succession of small climbs and descents in woodland. After a short descent, it crosses a bridge and reaches another bisse, which leads to a point just above the village of St-Luc. After passing the rails of the funicular system, a steep descent brings you back to the starting point.
16.7KM - 1149 D+/-
St-Luc/Chandolin trail: This trail starts from Chandolin, St-Luc, Tignousa or Le Tsapé! It runs between villages, forests and alpine pastures, giving you a view of the Couronne Impériale, and taking you along the Planets Trail and the route of the legendary Sierre-Zinal race. You'll also go through Le Tsapé and the Pas de l'Illsee, where the French-speaking part of Valais meets the Haut-Valais, on the route of the Chenegouga educational trail.
8.44KM - 1876 D+/-
Start from the water treatment plant ("la STEP") for the double KV. The route goes through the traditional village of Fang, and takes a steep, winding path up towards La Rèche, just below the village of Chandolin. It then crosses the different residential areas of Chandolin and climbs towards the Illhorn, via the ski run. You will pass in front of the Cabane Illhorn before attacking the final challenge of the day, heading towards the Pas de l’Illsee and then the summit of the Illhorn (2716m).
12.2 KM - 682 D+/-
The Lakes Trail: This starts from the funicular railway arrival point at Tignousa (2180m), and heads towards the Planets Trail, facing the peaks of the Couronne Impériale. Initially, the route is quite easy and level, but it then climbs steeply, gaining 200 metres in altitude over a distance of 900 metres. You then reach the alpine pasture area at the foot of Le Tounot, passing various mountain lakes, before returning to Tignousa via the Cabane Bella-Tola.
22KM - 1200 D+/-
This route is aimed at trail runners who want to train over longer distances. Around 22km long, with a difference in altitude of 1200m, the route alternates between forests, alpine pastures and villages. The resorts are near enough for a run to be cut short if necessary (sudden tiredness, bad weather, etc.). Our favourites: the section between Soussillon and Ponchet, and the Illgraben, one of the largest active erosion sites in Europe!
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