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Grimentz : Montagnetta Path

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N°1 - This medium altitude path allows you to immerse deeply into the forest, with a beautiful view on St-Luc and Chandolin on the way out and a more alpine panorama on the way back, with the 4000-meter peaks in the background.
moderate
Distance 9.4 km
3:55 h
572 m
572 m
2,060 m
1,573 m
« La Pierre d'Avoin, les Tsougdires, les Luisannes, L'Irette, Orzival », ... all these places with names coming from the local dialect, are an invitation to discover Grimentz and its small old farm buildings from another angle. This 8-kilometre loop route first crosses the village, then a forest, before reaching the Torrent des Moulins. The way back offers a stunning view on the valley, together with the peacefull atmosphere of the forest.

Author’s recommendation

With good weather conditions, you can enjoy a picnic at the Alpage d'Orzival.

 

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Anniviers Tourisme
Update: April 01, 2022
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Landscape
Highest point
Montagnette, 2,060 m
Lowest point
Grimentz, 1,573 m
Best time of year
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Cardinal direction
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Safety information

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at hikers’ own risk. Local conditions may entail changes to routes. Valais/Wallis Promotion accepts no liability for the accuracy and completeness of information on this website.

  • Bring a map. Download full description of this route including large-scale map by clicking on “Print” icon, top right of this page.
  • Use marked trails only, and observe all signposting – for your own safety, to safeguard grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.
  • Please be considerate to other trail users, and to the plants and animals. Do not leaveanywaste in nature.
  • Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at altitude. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.
  • Plan hike carefully: take into consideration fitness level of each participant, weather forecast and season.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertainweather, turn back in good time.
  • Do not venture onto glaciers without a mountain guide.
  • Take note of the warning signs that point out the constant danger, especially the danger of avalanches.

Tips and hints

More information about the destination : Val d'Anniviers

Start

Grimentz (1,588 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'610'461E 1'113'844N
DD
46.175987, 7.574108
DMS
46°10'33.6"N 7°34'26.8"E
UTM
32T 389940 5114589
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Destination

Grimentz

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Gondola station, follow the road leading towards the upper part of Grimentz. Follow the path on the left that climbs up to the Pierre d'Avoin. Continue on this path until you reach the intersection with the Tsougdires forest road. Continue on the forest road. After a few kilometres, take the path on the right side leading dowhill. You will cross Pramprilett and Ziettes and reach a forest road. Go back to Grimentz by following this forest road.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Grimentz is easily accessible from Sierre by Postbus. Get off at the bus stop "Grimentz/Télécabine", then follow the sign.

Getting there

Take the A9 motorway towards Sierre, exit at Sierre-Est, direction val d'Anniviers. In Vissoie, follow the sign to "Grimentz".

Parking

Possibility to park at the Clos des Frès or des Bouesses parkings.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'610'461E 1'113'844N
DD
46.175987, 7.574108
DMS
46°10'33.6"N 7°34'26.8"E
UTM
32T 389940 5114589
w3w 
///mull.paddlers.fidelity
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The tourist office in Grimentz has brochures and information material about hiking in the region.

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopoMaps 1:50000 : 273S Montana

Equipment

We recommend:

  • Good, waterproof footwear
  • Snowshoes
  • hikingpoles
  • clothing suitable for the weather: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • hat or cap
  • sunscreen
  • bottle for water, picnic
  • camera
  • printout of this hike (click “Print” icon, top right, to download)

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
9.4 km
Duration
3:55 h
Ascent
572 m
Descent
572 m
Highest point
2,060 m
Lowest point
1,573 m
Public-transport-friendly Circular route Clear area Scenic Forest
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Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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