Location: Val d’Hérens
Description:very easy hike, can be walked if it hasn’t snowed too much. As soon as there has been heavy snowfall to be covered in snowshoes.
Total length: about 7 km
Walking time: about 2 hours
Elevation: +/- 250 meters
Altitude: between 1350 and 1460 meters
National hiking map 1: 50’000: 283 Arolla
Best period: in winter
Difficulty : T2
From the Refuge restaurant in Evolène, follow the road for about 250 meters towards Les Haudères. The route begins on the left of the 90 ° bend going down west towards the cross-country trail (in winter indication snowshoe trail). The hike follows the cross-country trail to the forest heading south. Afterwards, always follow the “snowshoe trail” signs to a place called Les Atchièches. Cross the bridge (elevation point 1375) and follow in the direction of Bévernec, Les Flaches, Pommi, Moulune and continue to the bridge (elevation point 1423). Cross the bridge and go up towards the village of Haudères. Cross the main road and to the right of the Hôtel des Mélèzes, continue for around 100 meters and then head north towards Evolène. Always follow north, passing above the village of La Tour until Evolène. At the roundabout near the COOP and the gas station, go down towards the Le Refuge restaurant.
Nice very easy loop with many places to organize your picnic. Out of respect for cross-country skiers, do not encroach on the cross-country course.
Public transport timetable (start Sion, arrival Evolène, rte de Lannaz)