Sentier des Chamois
Sentier des Chamois

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Sentier des Chamois

Sentier des Chamois

Verbier (La Chaux)–Verbier (Fionnay)

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Sentier des Chamois

Sentier des Chamois

From La Chaux, the Chamois Path will take you to the heart of the Haut Val de Bagnes nature reserve. Along with meeting mountain goats, chamois and marmots, enjoy the spectacular views of the Combins massif glaciers. After crossing the Termin pass, you walk downward to the Louvie Lac and Fionnay.
After reaching La Chaux by ski lift, set off into the Haut Val de Bagnes nature reserve. The chamois is the symbol of Switzerland’s second-largest natural reserve, which has been a protected area since 1968.

The path first leads downhill through lush pastures where Ehringer cows graze. Next, a steep ascent takes you through an area which, in addition to chamois, is populated by ibexes and marmots. They are all perfectly adapted to their Alpine surroundings. It’s worth stopping and taking a look. Then the scenery becomes rockier and wilder – but the views become more and more breathtaking. Col Termin (at 2,648 above sea level) is the hike’s highest point. Surefootedness and absence of vertigo are an advantage here. When you cross the Termin pass, prepare for a change of scenery. The sight of the various villages dotted over the Bagnes Valley gives way to a panoramic view of the Combins massif glaciers.

Further down, shimmering Louvie Lake is visible. The descent to get there is relatively steep, with 400 metres of altitude difference over 1.5 kilometres. Nestled amid green meadows, the Louvie Hut lends itself to a break with spectacular views of the Grand Combin. At the end, the route zigzags downhill to the village of Fionnay.
From La Chaux, the Chamois Path will take you to the heart of the Haut Val de Bagnes nature reserve. Along with meeting mountain goats, chamois and marmots, enjoy the spectacular views of the Combins massif glaciers. After crossing the Termin pass, you walk downward to the Louvie Lac and Fionnay.
After reaching La Chaux by ski lift, set off into the Haut Val de Bagnes nature reserve. The chamois is the symbol of Switzerland’s second-largest natural reserve, which has been a protected area since 1968.

The path first leads downhill through lush pastures where Ehringer cows graze. Next, a steep ascent takes you through an area which, in addition to chamois, is populated by ibexes and marmots. They are all perfectly adapted to their Alpine surroundings. It’s worth stopping and taking a look. Then the scenery becomes rockier and wilder – but the views become more and more breathtaking. Col Termin (at 2,648 above sea level) is the hike’s highest point. Surefootedness and absence of vertigo are an advantage here. When you cross the Termin pass, prepare for a change of scenery. The sight of the various villages dotted over the Bagnes Valley gives way to a panoramic view of the Combins massif glaciers.

Further down, shimmering Louvie Lake is visible. The descent to get there is relatively steep, with 400 metres of altitude difference over 1.5 kilometres. Nestled amid green meadows, the Louvie Hut lends itself to a break with spectacular views of the Grand Combin. At the end, the route zigzags downhill to the village of Fionnay.
12 km | 1 Stage
700 m | 1450 m
4 h 45 min
medium (mountain hiking trail) | difficult

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Arrival / return travel La Chaux VS
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Arrival / return travel Fionnay
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