Binii / Etang de Mouchy (VS)




Location: Central Valais, on the right bank of the Rhone above Sion and Savièse

Description: very easy hike on a magnificent plateau with an exceptional panorama on the Val d’Hérens.

Total length: about 8 km

Walking time: 2 hours

Positive and negative difference in altitude: about 300 meters

National hiking Map 1: 50,000: Montana 273 T

Best period: all year

Difficulty: T1


From the Binii car park, head west to the route des Etangs. Take the direction of the North until the fork “Etang de Mouchy, Chandolin”. Follow the agricultural road always straight to the signpost “Etang de Mouchy” (1.5 km). The road bypasses the pond on the left bank downhill then slightly uphill and joins a tarmac road that must follow east. After 350 meters take an agricultural road on the left and climb it for 50 meters to the forest road that goes on the right. The start of the agricultural road is marked by two marks of red paint on tree trunks. Follow the forest path to a junction with an agricultural road. Go down this agricultural road on the right. After a hundred meters, cross the paved road and continue downhill (direction Granois, Chandolin) by the agricultural road to a junction with a farm road that leaves flat on the left (East). Follow this road until it joins another asphalt road. Descend for a hundred meters this last road and turn left a farm road uphill and follow to the bisse Torrent Neuf. Once on the bisse, head towards “Prafirmin” (East) to the junction of the road “Réservoir” to follow downhill. Once at the height of the road “Etangs”, head west. It is paved to the height of the last dwellings. Once at the height of the pond of “Binii”, continue straight to reach your starting point.

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Public Transport Timetable Departure Sion Arrival Binii

Practical information

Along the route there are many places that allow the organisation of a picnic with a magnificent view of the Val d’Hérens. This hike is passable all year long, even with snow.