Toûno Mountain Trail

MODERATE 1 reviews

Toûno Mountain Trail is a 21.4 kilometer 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.

DISTANCE
21.4 km
ELEVATION GAIN
1151 m
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

snow

This hike takes you to the summit of "Le Touno" with a height of 3017 meters. The starting of this hike is at Chandolin, parking spots are in the center of the village. When you enter just before the tourist center turn right and park your car on the parking lot. The parking is not free, so fill the meter. A secondary starting point is at Saint-Luc where you can take the Funiculair to Tignousa. The Funiculaire is a ski lift witch takes you directly to Tignousa. From Chandolin 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. Just above Tignousa lies the astronomical observatory. Keep following in the direction of "Le Touno", just before Hotel Weisshorn walk into "Tsa du Touno", a deserted small valley on it's own and a paradise to walk through. To return back to Chandolin you take the exact route back but do a neat little side walk. Just before you reach the "Torrent des Moulins" turn right so that you follow the small river and keep it on your left side.

Monday, August 08, 2011

The Toûno mountain surprised me well, really great place to hike.