Toûno Mountain Trail is a 13.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Chandolin, Valais, Switzerland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.
From Saint-Luc it looks undoable, but you can conquer this magnificent mountain and enjoy the spectacular sights. In this hike we take you to the summit of "Le Touno", with a height of 3017m a high mountain witch you will conquer. The starting of this hike is at Chandolin, parking spots are in the center of the village. When you enter it, just before the tourist center turn right and park your car on the parking lot. The parking is not free, so please fill the meter. If you rather do not want to start from Chandolin, a possible secondary starting point is at Saint-Luc where you can take the Funiculair to Tignousa. The Funiculaire is some kind of ski lift witch takes you directly to Tignousa. From Chandolin we head into the direction of Tignousa along "Chemin difficile", a coal term for the path to Tignousa witch stands for difficult path. Not that it is difficult: small debris field and rocks to climb over but all are in good state and can be easily be passed. Once you made it to Tignousa you already can see the Touno mountain and from that point it doesn't look easy to climb, let's say unclimable. Just above Tignousa lies the astronomical observatory, defiantly worth a visit. Check the dates and times on their website. We keep following in the direction of "Le Touno", just before Hotel Weisshorn we walk into "Tsa du Touno", a deserted small valley on it's own and a paradise to walk through. Not much hikers pass through here so you can enjoy pure nature. From here we get to the backside of the ToÃ»no mountain and finally you'll see that you can conquer this mountain. The climb itself is a bit steep but with the view you'll get on the summit, it's sure worth it. A bench awaits you there so you can relax immediately. To return back to Chandolin we almost take the exact route back but we do a neat little sidewalk. Just before you reach the "Torrent des Moulins" we turn right so that we follow this small river and keep it on our left side. This side path is a really nice place. With all those kilometers in your feet, you can make a stop at the Tignousa station before you set foot to Chandolin.