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Via Valais Cabane des Becs de Bosson - Cabane de Moiry (Stage 4)

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  • The path on the way to Moiry hut.
    / The path on the way to Moiry hut.
    Photo: Josianne Jaggi, AlpsInsight
  • / The path runs along th Lac de Lona
    Photo: PatitucciPhoto, AlpsInsight
  • / Moiry Dam
    Photo: Giovanni Castell, Valais
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During this 17-kilometre fourth leg, drive through a glacier landscape, along the incredibly blue Lac de Moiry before reaching the comfortable hut with the same name.
moderate
Distance 16.5 km
3:15 h
759 m
916 m
2,985 m
2,251 m
After three intensive legs in terms of distance and gradient, this fourth section offers a recovery day. Nonetheless, despite being a little shorter than the others, this route is still amazing. It begins and ends in comfortable huts at high altitude and crosses a whole range of landscapes. The trail takes you from the beige, moss green and coral tones of the ground around the Lac de Lona to the turquoise waters of the Lac de Moiry. On arriving in the Val d'Anniviers, it offers a splendid view of the amazing surrounding 4,000 m peaks. The patio of the Moiry hut is an ideal place to enjoy this panorama. Located at 2,825 meters above sea level, this is located directly next to the Moiry glacier. Don’t miss the sunset over the neighbouring peaks while you’re enjoying your evening meal.

Author’s recommendation

Finish the day on the patio of the Cabane de Moiry. Grab a drink, play ping-pong, and enjoy the incredible view over the Moiry Glacier.
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Author
Josianne Jaggi
Update: May 11, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
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Stamina
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Landscape
Highest point
Cabane des Becs de Bosson, 2,985 m
Lowest point
Lac de Moiry, 2,251 m
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Safety information

Use of the trails and the information on this website is at your 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.

 

For all trails: 

  • Use marked trails only, and take note of all signposting – for both your own safety as well as that of grazing animals and to avoid disturbing wildlife.
  • Close gates after passing through.
  • Please treat other trail users, as well as the plants and animals, with respect.

 

For mountain trails:

  • Take extra care protecting yourself from the sun at high altitudes. UV radiation can be exceptionally strong, even in cloudy weather.
  • Plan your trail carefully: take the fitness level of each participant, weather forecast and season into consideration.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In case of uncertain weather conditions, turn back in good time.
  • Inform others of the route you plan to take. Whenever possible, avoid going alone.
  • Take note of warning signs indicating the constant danger in river beds and along watercourses below dams and reservoirs: water levels may rise rapidly without warning.

Tips and hints

More information about the destination:

Start

Cabane des Becs de Bosson (2,982 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'606'002E 1'112'514N
DD
46.164074, 7.516355
DMS
46°09'50.7"N 7°30'58.9"E
UTM
32T 385458 5113347
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Destination

Cabane de Moiry

Turn-by-turn directions

From the Becs de Bosson hut, the path descends in sharp bends to the Lac de Lona. This is followed by a short ascent to the Basset de Lona which offers a view of the next legs and the next passes to be crossed. Descend towards the Lac de Moiry on a wide gravel path that leads you to the water's edge. After skirting the lake, a final, and particularly demanding climb takes you up to the moraine and leads you to Moiry hut.

 

Cabane des Becs de Bosson - Pas de Lona - Basset de Lona - Alpage de Torrent - Lac de Moiry - Lac de Châteaupré - Cabane de Moiry

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Public transport

For the 1st Stage Via Valais : Take the train to Martigny station, then to Le Châble. Take a first gondola lift between Le Châble and Verbier, then a second one from Verbier to Les Ruinettes in order to get to the start of the trail.

Getting there

For the 1st Stage Via Valais : Take the A9/E62 motorway to Martigny, then continue on the Grand-Saint-Bernard/route 21 via Sembrancher to Le Châble.

It is advisable to use public transport however as this is a multi-leg route that ends in Zermatt.

Parking

For the 1st Stage Via Valais : 240 free parking spaces are available at the Le Châble Aerial Cableway station for a maximum of 10 days.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'606'002E 1'112'514N
DD
46.164074, 7.516355
DMS
46°09'50.7"N 7°30'58.9"E
UTM
32T 385458 5113347
w3w 
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

The tourist office in Evolène will provide information regarding trail running in the region.

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo Maps: 

1:50’000 : 5003 Mont Blanc – Grand Combin 

1:50’000 : 5006 Matterhorn – Mischabel

Equipment

We recommend: 

  • Good footwear
  • Weather-appropriate clothing: always carry a waterproof jacket
  • Hat or peak cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Hiking poles

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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
16.5 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
759 m
Descent
916 m
Highest point
2,985 m
Lowest point
2,251 m
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