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St-Luc : Planets Path Tignousa - Hôtel Weisshorn n°5

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The Planets Path in winter, a recommended hike for families of good walkers
moderate
Distance 10.6 km
3:15 h
331 m
331 m
This path located near the ski area is punctuated by the representations of the solar system’s planets. On the way to, you will enjoy a breathtaking view of the valley and its summits. The highlight of this hike is the Hotel Weisshorn, one of the pearls of the valley. Have a drink on the panoramic terrace of this historic hotel. After a well-deserved break, you will enjoy the view on the way back to the Funicular.

Author’s recommendation

Plan to stop at the Weisshorn Hotel and enjoy a slice of the famous blueberry pie while admiring a magnificent view.
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Anniviers Tourisme
Update: June 08, 2021
Difficulty
moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Highest point
Hôtel Weisshorn, 2,364 m
Lowest point
A 20m du Torrent de Roua, 2,138 m
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Rest Stop

Hôtel Weisshorn

Safety information

Use of the snowshoe 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 leave any waste 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.
  • Inform others of planned route, and whenever possible, avoid going alone.
  • Weather conditions can change quickly in the mountains, without warning. Appropriate clothing is therefore essential, along with adequate supplies of food and water. In uncertain weather, 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

Funiculaire 

Contact

  • Caisse St-Luc : +41 27 476 15 50
  • info@funiluc.ch

Start

Tignousa (2,177 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'613'242E 1'119'731N
DD
46.228895, 7.610281
DMS
46°13'44.0"N 7°36'37.0"E
UTM
32T 392835 5120418
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Destination

Hôtel Weisshorn

Turn-by-turn directions

From the village of St-Luc go by Funicular to Tignousa, where the ski resort starts. Head towards the Hotel Weisshorn on a flat groomed path. Start by walking to the François-Xavier Bagnoud Observatory, located 100 metres to the right of the Funicular. Then follow the Chemin des Planètes leading to the Hotel Weisshorn for about 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can easily reach St-Luc by Postbus from Sierre. Get off at the stop "St-Luc, Bella Tola". Cross the village to the departure station of the Funicular and go up to Tignousa.

Getting there

Take the A9 motorway towards Sierre, exit at Sierre-Est, direction Val d'Anniviers. In Vissoie, follow the sign "St-Luc/Chandolin".

Parking

Several parking places are available in the village and nearby the Funicular.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'613'242E 1'119'731N
DD
46.228895, 7.610281
DMS
46°13'44.0"N 7°36'37.0"E
UTM
32T 392835 5120418
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Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopoMaps 1:50000 : 273S Montana

Equipment

We recommend: 

  •  Good, waterproof footwear
  • hiking poles (optional)
  • 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)

Basic Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots appropriate for winter use (B1+ recommended)
  • Layered, moisture wicking clothing
  • Long, warm technical socks plus liners and spares
  • Rucksack (with rain cover)
  • Water- and windproof mountaineering jacket and trousers with ankle adjustment or separate gaiters
  • Lip protection (SPF 30+)
  • Water- and windproof gloves plus thin fleece inner gloves
  • Neckwear
  • moisture wicking skull / knit cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
  • First aid kit
  • Blister kit
  • Bivy / survival bag  
  • Survival blanket
  • Headlamp
  • Pocket knife
  • Whistle
  • Cell phone
  • Cash
  • Navigation equipment / map and compass
  • Emergency contact details
  • ID

Technical Equipment for Winter Hiking

  • Hiking poles fitted with snow baskets
  • Trail ‘spike’ crampons at minimum and a basic ice axe are recommended when covering steeper terrain
  • The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
  • For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
  • Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.

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Rating

5.0
(1)
Guy Volluz
March 31, 2021 · Community
easy & really nice panorama
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When did you do this route? March 31, 2021
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Difficulty
moderate
Distance
10.6 km
Duration
3:15 h
Ascent
331 m
Descent
331 m
Public-transport-friendly Refreshment stops available Out and back Family-friendly Cultural/historical interest Cableway ascent/descent Groomed snow
1600 m 1800 m
Morning
1600 m 1800 m
Afternoon

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