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Tour of la Fava

Degree of difficulty: T3

This is a hike in an extraordinary and very diverse setting. It takes you in between the Lapiaz de Tsanfleuron and the Croix d’Achia marl, passing through the green alpine pastures and the Etang de Trente-Pas. The change of scenery is guaranteed. The view of the Derborence pass and the 4000 m Valais Alps is breathtaking.

Once you reach the Alpage de Pointet, you follow the itinerary of Tour des Alpages.

Another option: This tour can be completed by walking up from Glarey to Tsanfleuron via the Hôtel du Sanetsch. If you decide to add this to your walk, we suggest you do the tour in 2 days and spend the night in the Hôtel de Praorochet situated at the foot of the glacier, surrounded by limestone pavements in an almost lunar environment. We guarantee it is unique!

Route

Walking time

(in minutes per stage)

Altitude
meter above sea level

Alpage de Tsanfleuron (Sanetsch) Car postal ligne Sion - Sanetsch

2110

Col de Mié (ou du Scex-Rouge)

40 mn

2315

Alpage de Mié 50 mn

2085

Col de la Croix de l’Achia

60 mn

2350

Etang de Trente-Pas 

25 mn

2195

Alpage de Pointet

40 mn

1945

Alpage de la Pierre

40 mn

1928

Alpage du Genièvre

25 mn

1837

Glarey

35 mn

1547

Grand-Zou (car postal)

15 mn

1440 

Total time and change in altitude 5h30  +  470 m
- 1140 m