Location: Anzère above Sion on the right bank of the Rhône
Description: snowshoeing itinerary. Hiking not very difficult, with a magnificent panorama of the Valais Alps. From the Trient massif to the Biesthhorn in the Bernese Alps.
Total length: about 10 km
Walking time: 3 to 4 hours
Positive and negative difference in altitude: approx. 550 meters
National hiking map 1: 50’000: 273 Montana
Best period: all year. Winter snowshoes and summer walk.
From the place of the Anzère gondola, follow “tour des Alpages” by a forest road that goes up to the point 1947. From this place, the route continues flat until the crossing of the ski slope and the gondola lift (point 1964). Take the direction “Tsalan d’Ayent” by a flat road heading west. Follow this road, initially flat and then uphill. The road crosses two ski lifts and ski slopes. At the point 2047, go down towards the combe of Duez and the Grillesses. In winter and with snowshoes, from Tsalan d’Arbaz, it is possible to cut directly towards the Alp of Tsalan and take the road that joins the general route to the Grillesses. From here, you can reach the starting point either by road or following the route of the Bisse de Sion (for this last variant, in winter it is more complicated).
The first part of the route is very busy. Snowshoes are really necessary from the point 1964.