It’s a magnificent display we’re bringing you today. An array of colours and smells that will delight those who love to roam and explore small pockets of unspoiled paradise, where you will rarely see a soul not far from Verbier.
A visual feast of flowers
During the walk, you will follow a scenic route where flowers majestically cover the surrounding fields and meadows. You will discover an abundance of sub-alpine plants, which bloom one after the other from the beginning of July until the end of August — the best time to see these being mid-July.
A Pastoral Symphony
Throughout the walk, your spirit and soul will be transformed by the beauty of the place, thanks to the mix of colours and captivating scents produced by the plants that grow at the bottom of the Val de Bagnes.
The path that gently winds its way over hanging ledges between the Grand Combin massif and the Mauvoisin dam will make you feel like you’re flying. The views are breathtaking. You will first admire the emerald blue water of the Mauvoisin lake below and the flowers with their many forms and colours. You will then look towards the sky to catch a glimpse of the golden eagle or bearded vulture.
These are magical moments you really must experience during your stay in Verbier / Val de Bagnes, where time just stands still. This escape to a fusion of different colours, smells and forms will certainly transform you.
Short trek: Mauvoisin – Bec à vire – la Lia – Mauvoisin (3 hours)
This hike can be done by younger walkers, stopping at the stables in Lia and then taking the road back to the top of the dam through the tunnels. It takes about 3 hours to complete the route and there is a difference in altitude of around 530 metres. It is the most floral part of the route.
Long trek: Mauvoisin – Bec à vire – Pont du Lancet – Mauvoisin (8 hours)
This trek is quite long. After the first, more floral section, the second part is very diverse — more alpine-like but also very wild. You will cross many streams, pass by small lakes, and cross the Tsessette glacier and its moraines, discovering the truly fascinating geology of the area. Although the trail is very good, you must be used to mountaineering and not be afraid of heights. The slopes below the track can be steep in a few places.
The return journey takes you along the track which runs alongside the dam. Allow around 8 hours for this 22km round trip which has a net climb of 1400 metres.