Location: Val d’Hérens, Hérémence, left bank of the Rhône
Description: not very difficult hike which is also named “ibex trail”. With luck you will see during the climb to the Col des Roux. Discovery of the dam Grande Dixence, the highest damweight in the world.
Total length: about 9 km
Walking time: 3 to 4 hours
Positive and negative difference in altitude: approx. 550 meters
National hiking map 1: 50’000: 283 Arolla
Best period: during the whole period of opening of the cable car of the Chargeur
From the top of the dam wall, the route does not pose any particular problem. Follow “Prafleuri hut”, then “Col des Roux”. For the downhill the path is obvious until the road along the dam.
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Public Transport Timetable Departure Sion Arrival Dixence, téléphérique
From the foot of the dam, to reach the crown of the wall, you can do it on foot or take the cable car of the “Chargeur”, (which takes its name from the construction period of the dam, like the hotel “Ritz” located just side!). If you join the Grande Dixence dam with a private vehicle, arriving early enough, you will find a parking space in one of the two car parks located next to the departure station of the cable car.
Phone Prafleuri hut: +41 27 281 17 80 The periods of big affluence (summer) it is better to reserve to restore!