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.


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.


Official interactive map on map.geo.admin.ch

Click on the image to go to the official website 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.


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.

Our (not so) secret stories

The latest news at the hotel/bar


Vintage photos from La Gouille

Some vintage photos

La Gouille was built on 1905 …

Here are some vintage shots during his life & history …


New summer menu is here ...

The new summer card has arrived …

We announced it , with Brice our new chef, we were going to concoct a gourmet and varied menu … here it comes !!

And of course it will evolve daily with the arrival of fresh products and our ideas and desires.

But already here are some novelties:


New chef for the summer

A new cook for a new restaurant menu this summer

We are pleased to announce that, this summer, our team is getting stronger with the arrival of Brice in the kitchen.

We will be able to offer you a new catering menu that is both more extended and more sophisticated.

You just want to come see us ?

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.

Find us. Contact us.

Temporary closure of the Hotel-Bar Pension du Lac Bleu.

We are currently renovating the bar and some rooms to better accommodate you.

So we will be closed until END JANUARY 2020 due to refurbishment work.
Sorry for not being able to celebrate with you this beginning of the winter season, and we hope wholeheartedly to welcome you as soon as possible.

We are closed ! See you on the next season ...

In winter the hotel is open on Saturday, December 14, 2019 and will be close from Tuesday, May 5, 2020
In summer the hotel is open on Monday, June 15, 2020 and will be close from Monday, November 2, 2020

Do you want to come to sleep at the hotel ?

Perfect. You can book, we are waiting for you.

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 Vintage photos