Bisse du Ro to Lac de Tseuzier Trail

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Bisse du Ro to Lac de Tseuzier Trail is a 22.5 kilometer moderately trafficked loop trail located near Plans Mayens, Valais, Switzerland that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
22.5 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1860 m
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

Go back in time along the trail of Bisse du Ro to the magnificent artificial lake of Tseuzier. This hike leads you along the old Bisse du Ro to the Rawyl Dam and back in the direction of Bisse du Lens to Crans. The Bisse du Ro is an old irrigation waterway build in the 15th century for bringing water down the mountain for land irrigation. The traces of the ancient bisse are still visible in the landscape. The bisse is created out of the rocks of the mountain and gives extraordinary views over the valley, ravine and mountains. This is certainly not a trail for visitors who are afraid of heights. After leaving the Bisse du Ro head to the Rawyl Dam where the big lake "Lac de Tseuzier" is situated. It collects the melting water of the snow and generates electricity. The dam was build between two mountain walls with an amazing rock structure. When heading back to Crans, take the lower path beneath the Bisse de Ro in the direction of Bisse de Lens. From this trail you get a new view of the valley and mountains. End with a steep climb towards Crans-Sur-Sierre.

hiking
8 months ago

Friday, August 13, 2010

Great hike and good combination of the Bisse and adventurous paths and further on the impressive lake.