259 Chemin des Ruinettes
259 Chemin des Ruinettes

Hiking

Chemin des Ruinettes

Chemin des Ruinettes

Verbier, Croix des Ruinettes–Verbier, Croix des Ruinettes

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Chemin des Ruinettes

Chemin des Ruinettes

Spectacular panoramic views of the Valais Alps await the visitor on the Chemin des Ruinettes path above Verbier. Take the aerial gondola to the Croix-des-Ruinettes top station, where this breath-taking tour begins and ends.
After the gondola ride to the top station, from which you can gain a first impression of this magnificent region, the route starts along a wide path at 2195m above sea level. Nestled on a sun-exposed terrace below you is the popular resort of Verbier, and the panoramic views of the splendid mountain scenery and the lush valley will make you stop and marvel.

You can barely soak up enough of the panoramic views while the path winds it's way through the austere Alpine landscape. Along the way, you will find interesting objets d'art that seem to shoot out of the ground by the pathside. The idyllic backdrop lends some of these objects the appearance of hovering in the air. An elephant sculpture is a particularly exotic example.

The entire route lives from the captivating views of mountains and valleys. In particular the Grand Combin and Mont Blanc massifs will cast their spell on you. The circular route ends back at the top station, where you can enjoy refreshments at the restaurant and savour the impressions gathered during the tour.
Spectacular panoramic views of the Valais Alps await the visitor on the Chemin des Ruinettes path above Verbier. Take the aerial gondola to the Croix-des-Ruinettes top station, where this breath-taking tour begins and ends.
After the gondola ride to the top station, from which you can gain a first impression of this magnificent region, the route starts along a wide path at 2195m above sea level. Nestled on a sun-exposed terrace below you is the popular resort of Verbier, and the panoramic views of the splendid mountain scenery and the lush valley will make you stop and marvel.

You can barely soak up enough of the panoramic views while the path winds it's way through the austere Alpine landscape. Along the way, you will find interesting objets d'art that seem to shoot out of the ground by the pathside. The idyllic backdrop lends some of these objects the appearance of hovering in the air. An elephant sculpture is a particularly exotic example.

The entire route lives from the captivating views of mountains and valleys. In particular the Grand Combin and Mont Blanc massifs will cast their spell on you. The circular route ends back at the top station, where you can enjoy refreshments at the restaurant and savour the impressions gathered during the tour.
5 km | 1 Stage
90 m | 90 m
1 h 10 min
difficult (for wheelchair users) | medium (for wheelchair users)

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General information
The sightseeing attractions and overnight accommodation suggested by Switzerland Mobility are not necessarily wheelchair accessible. More information on accessibility is found at www.procap.ch/tourisme-inclusif or www.rollihotel.ch.

Obstacle-free routes, grade of difficulty see PDF.
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Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Verbier (Les Ruinettes)
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free travel / public transport
Le Châble is reached by train from the support station at Martigny. From there, an aerial gondola (suitable only for users of hand-powered wheelchairs) takes you in two sections first to Verbier and then to Croix-des-Ruinettes station. Please give at least 10 minutes advance notice by telephone to take the aerial gondola. Groups are required to give 24h advance notice.
Téléverbier SA
1936 Verbier
Tel. +41 (0)27 775 25 11
info@televerbier.ch
www.televerbier.ch
Wheelchair-suitable parking spaces
There are two parking spaces suitable for wheelchair users at the bottom station Le Châble VS.

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Season
Please note: Snow fields are possible on the upper sections right through to the summer months.
Public toilet at the intermediate station
Public toilet at the intermediate station
The intermediate station of the aerial gondola in Verbier has a wheelchair-accessible toilet that can be reached by lift: door width 90cm; movement area (DxB) 140x110cm. WC info: door width 90cm; movement area (DxB) 110x150cm; seat height 47cm; hand grips, left moveable, right fixed; access left; mirror height 100cm; washbasin underside clearance 60cm.
Téléverbier SA
1936 Verbier
Tel. +41 (0)27 775 25 11
info@televerbier.ch
www.televerbier.ch
Public WC at the top station
Public WC at the top station
Wheelchair-accessible public toilets are located on the ground floor of the top station of the aerial gondola to Les Ruinettes. They can be reached by lift. WC info: door width 76cm; movement area (DxB) 170x135cm; seat height 45cm; hand grips, left fixed, right moveable; access right; mirror height 140cm; washbasin underside clearance 70cm.
Téléverbier SA
1936 Verbier
Tel. +41 (0)27 775 25 11
info@televerbier.ch
www.televerbier.ch
km0 - km1.1
km0 - km1.1
A gravel path with a 40m section with a 15% downhill gradient starts immediately after the top station. After this, the path has a maximum uphill gradient of 8%. There are eight rainwater channels along this section (width around 10cm).
km1.1 - km2.0
km1.1 - km2.0
The path climbs gradually at a 6% gradient between km1.1 and km2.0. The surface of the entire route until km2.5 consists of a waterbound natural surface that can become somewhat moistened according to the weather. This part of the path is bumpy in places. There are three rainwater channels (width around 10cm) on this section.
Restaurant Dahu
Restaurant Dahu
Restaurant Dahu is wheelchair-accessible and has a spacious toilet. WC info: door width 80cm; movement area (DxB) 230x160cm; seat height 40cm; hand grips, none; access right; mirror height 100cm; washbasin underside clearance 67cm.
Dahu
La Chaux
1936 Verbier
Tel. +41 (0)27 778 20 00
contact@ledahu.ch
http://www.ledahu.ch/
km2.5 - km5.0
km2.5 - km5.0
Turn back at km2.5 and take the same way back to the starting point of the tour.

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Verbier (Les Ruinettes)
SBB Timetable Show stop and route on map
Barrier-free return journey / public transport
The aerial gondola takes you from Croix-des-Ruinettes station in two sections first to Verbier then to the bottom station Le Châble TV (only suitable for users of hand-powered wheelchairs). From there, the train takes you to Martigny. Advance notice for the valley-bound journey is voluntary. Neglecting to give advance notice may result in a short wait subject to passenger numbers. Groups are required to give 24h advance notice.
Téléverbier SA
1936 Verbier
Tel. +41 (0)27 775 25 11
info@televerbier.ch
www.televerbier.ch

Contact

Procap Reisen & Sport
Frohburgstrasse 4
4600 Olten
Tel. +41 (0)62 206 88 30
tourismus@procap.ch
www.procap.ch/tourismus-inklusiv

Signalization

Signalization
In general the «Barrier-free Paths» lead along the hiking routes marked yellow. Additional white signs with green route fields for «Barrier-free Paths» indicate the route at key points. The white signs should be followed where «Barrier-free Paths» differ from the hiking route network. To be certain, please take a print-out of our web map with you.
Signalization