Toûno Mountain Trail is a 13.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Susten, Valais, Switzerland that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Length13.1 miElevation gain4,140 ftRoute typeOut & back
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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.

Observatoire Franacois-Xavier Bagnoud http://www.ofxb.ch

Hiking classification: T2 - Mountain hikes Vertical ascent: 1273m Vertical descent: 1290m Long hike and bigger height difference, do take your time! The climb to the Touno is a bit steep. All other paths clearly visible and easy with no particular difficulties. Try to reach the summit at noon and eat then.

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