Home Travel Hiking Heaven

Hiking Heaven

SHARE

When did you last venture out to explore a new hiking trail? With over 500km of signposted trails surrounding Verbier and the Val de Bagnes, there is an exciting menu of options to choose from…

IMG_0066If you’re in Verbier over the summer months, then there’s a very good chance you will venture up the mountain to enjoy a hike. Walking is an activity accessible to most moderately fit locals and visitors – surely you just squeeze your feet into a pair of hiking boots and head off down a path? Often, people choose a familiar route, or might feel comfortable keeping Verbier in their sight to reduce the chance of getting lost along the meandering trails. With hundreds of kilometers to explore, maybe it’s time to push your boundaries and try something new? The tourist office has a great section on their website which enables people to look at some of their suggested itineraries in detail. The time the hike will take, the degree of difficulty, a map, altitude changes, points of interest and suggested restaurants (if available) along the route are all listed to arm you with as much information as possible. An overnight stay in one of the various mountain huts in the area is a wonderful experience – enjoy a simple, hearty dinner with other fellow hikers at high altitudes of over 2,000m and wake up to pristine mountain views. Verbinet has a good, informative page on their website with prices and links for booking, or contact the tourist office for more information. The weather changes fast in the mountains, so always check the forecast with a reliable source and be prepared with additional layers, the right gear and supplies. Also, always inform someone about where you are planning to go, even better, hire a local guide to accompany you. A walking guide does a lot more than just show you the way safely – information on local flora and fauna adds immensely to the experience. There’s 500km to explore – so put those boots to use! _KJS7784

SHARE