Hiking, excursions, mountaineering around La Gouille

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Hiking, Mountaineering & Skiing

For several decades La Gouille Hotel has been viewed as an ideal base-camp for hikers and alpinists. From La Gouille you can reach a lot of hiking and mountain routes.

The Lac Bleu

La Gouille is ideally located for going to Lac Bleu, one of the most beautiful sites in Valais.

A pedestrian circuit will take you after 40 minutes of walk in this idyllic place lined with forest of pines and larches. More details by clicking on the image.

The Lac Bleu
Explore the Val d'Hérens

Explore the Val d'Hérens

Snowshoe trails, cross-country ski trails, ski trails and many other points of interest are now gathered on a single PDF document by valdherens.ch.

Great hiking routes

Several well known alpine hikes go through Arolla :

  • On the Chamonix-Zermatt hike the hotel is the stop between Pra-Fleuri and Moiry.
  • For the Tour du Cervin (Matterhorn tour), Arolla is an important stop before crossing to Italy over Col Collon.
  • Arolla is the stop N° 20 of Chemin des cols Alpins (Click on the picture to see the Swiss walking route N° 6).


Great hiking routes
Map and Great Peaks

Map and Great Peaks

Click on the image to open the detailed map of the summits

Arolla pine, Mont Blanc de Cheilon, Needle of the Tsa, Red Needles of Arolla, White Tooth, White Head, Mount Collon, The Bishop, The Ibex, Head of Valpelline, White Moat, Grand Cornier, Pointe des Genevois, Teeth of Veisivi, La Luette, Pointe de Vouasson.

Official interactive map on map.geo.admin.ch

Click on the image to go to the official website map.geo.admin.ch

Official interactive map on map.geo.admin.ch
Glacial hikes

Glacial hikes

Apart the summits there are also several glacier hiking routes in the upper Val d’Hérens :

The glacier hiking routes needs a good knowledge of high mountain. You need also adequate equipment :

  • Crossing of Plateau d’Hérens between Cabane de la Dent Blanche and Cabane Bertol
  • Crossing between Cabane des Vignettes et le Refuge des Bouquetins ou la Cabane Bertol.
  • Crossing between Cabane des Dix and Cabane des Vignettes via Col de la Serpentine.
  • Route Arolla - Zermatt via Tête Blanche and Col d’Hérens.

You can also combine these routes to make a very nice 4 or 5 days glacier hike.

Ski, Freeride & Ski hors-piste

Arolla is not only an authentic ski resort and one of the most unspoiled in Switzerland, but it is a pure freeride spot.

More informations on Freeride Experience, the Guide Office created by Dédé Anzévui.

Ski, Freeride & Ski hors-piste

Our (not so) secret stories

The latest news at the hotel/bar

Interview of Cyril and Ambre

Interview of Cyril and Ambre

Interview with Cyril and Ambre, managers of Camping d’Arolla and Hotel Bar de La Gouille

In the Val d’Hérens Tourist Information Center series “These ambassadors from elsewhere”, here is our interview carried out in October 2019.

A big thank you to Val d’Hérens and their daily action.

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