Exploring Val de Réchy from Vercorin is a 12 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near the city of Chalais that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from April until October.
From Vercorin you'll conquer the La Brinta mountain before exploring the untamed valley of Val de Rechy. The starting point of the hike is at the ski station of Vercorin, this is a free parking area. From here you get two options, you can take the lift to Cret du Midi or you'll hike to it. In this route we'll do it on foot. From the path to Cret du Midi you'll get some nice views over Vercorin and the rest of the valley of Val d'Anniviers. The paths are big and once you'll get a bit higher it will get steeper on the ski slopes. But after a few hours of climbing you'll finally see the Cret du Midi. The Cret du midi lies at a height of 2300m and on the border of Val d'Anniviers with Val de Rechy. You can already catch a glimpse of this valley from here. We do not enter the valley yet, first we have a mountain to conquer. We set foot to La Brinta and Col de La Brinta, yet another 360m of climbing ahead. Along the path we cross Mont Major, a smaller mountain, before climbing on the hillside of La Brinta. The summit of La Brinta can not be climbed, unless with some extra materials, so the path lies just beneath it. From here it gets a bit more dangerous so be careful at this point. As you can see in the guide pictures some steep paths with chains and some smaller paths along the ridge awaits you. This part can be relatively easily crossed. Hereafter we finally reach Col de la Brinta, our gate to the Val de Rechy. From the col you'll get an amazing view over the untamed valley and it's surrounding mountains. From the col we enter the valley in the direction of Le Pichioc. During this descent you'll keep getting an amazing view. Once you reached Le Pichioc, where also the small river La Reche tumbles down the valley, the view on L'Ar du Tsan is amazing. Time to descent further down the valley along the waterfall of La Reche. The path is narrow and a bit steeper but do look back to the waterfall. It's really amazing. Once you crossed La Reche it's time to dive into the forest before we reach a little cabane at the start of Chemin des Bisses. This last piece of the hike runs along the Bisse de Vercorin, a small irrigation way that provided water to Vercorin and to run the watermills. The irrigation way has been restored and is still functional. You'll keep following the bisse until you are back in Vercorin where the hike started.