Hiking, excursions, mountaineering around La Gouille

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Hiking & Mountaineering

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.

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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).

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.

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Official interactive map on map.geo.admin.ch

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.

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All this is tempting you? Do you just want to have a drink, listen to music or share a meal with your friends? Perfect, we are waiting for you.

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The hotel / bar is closed from November 1st to December 19th of each year.

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