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Val d'Entremont

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A Tarred or paved road
B Dirt track
C Mule trail
D Mountain trail
E Equipped trail (cables, ladders)
F No trail

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R115 Champex » Bourg-St-Pierre
  |   5h40   |   16.1 km   |   821 m   |   662 m

Leave Champex on a gentle descent to the north east towards Chez les Reuse, from where you must head down to Orsières. At the bottom of the right-hand side of the Val d'Entremont valley, take the slight ascent up to the old Van d'en Haut pass road - past Forny and Liddes up to Bourg-St-Pierre, the stage destination.

Point Segment
Name Services Information Marking
1466 m
| B  1.9 km / 0h45
Chez les Reuse
1166 m
| B  1.4 km / 0h35
901 m
| B  3.6 km / 1h30
1215 m
| B  3.7 km / 1h10
1353 m
| B  5.5 km / 1h40
1628 m
Detailed route description
Natural and cultural heritage
Useful topographic maps
  • 282T Martigny ~ Swisstopo (1: 50'000)
  • Grand-St-Bernard / Dents du Midi-Les Diablerets ~ Kümmerly und Frey AG, 3052 Zollikofen (1: 60'000)
Useful guidebooks
  • Unterwallis / Waeber/Steinbichler ~ Bergverlag Rudolf Rother GmbH (ISBN 3-7633-4128-5)
  • Kompass Wanderbuch Wallis 998 ~ KOMPASS-Karten GmbH, Rum/Innsbruck (ISBN 3-85491-773-2)

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  • Elisabeth - 2015-10-14
    Attention : il n'y a plus d'alimentation à Bourg-St-Pierre. Le "VisàVis" a fermé il y a 3 ou 4 ans mais il reste la pancarte... Au pire, on peut se dépanner à la station-service un peu avant le village, moi je l'ai su trop tard !
    Automatic translation [Google]
    Warning: there is no power in Bourg-St-Pierre. The "VISaVIS" closed there are 3 or 4 years but it remains the sign ... At worst, you can troubleshoot at the gas station a little before the village, I knew me too late!
  • Daniel - 2015-09-16
    In B-St-Pierre I stayed at Au Petit Velain in the dorm. Good value for money at CHF 55 Demi Pension. Walk around the pretty village.
  • Mountain Girl - 2014-08-17
    In Bourg St Pierre another lodging option is "Au Petit Vélran", further up the road from Auberge Charmette. I would rate this as the best of the 3 inns at Bourg. They offer 3 private rooms & 2 dortoir.
  • Thierry M - 2013-12-23
    Monaco - Trieste

    Bourg St pierre - Orsieres : 3h15 going down
    Orsieres - Champex : 1h30 going up

    Lots of food,water and accomodation on the way

    Champex mae a great location to stop by with the lake. Bivouac is not allowed but there is a camping place by the end of the village

    Alpine garden in Champex worth checking out
  • Martin Schreiber - 2011-03-27
    If you search for a cheap accommodation in Bourg-St.-Pierre, you can either stay at the camp site for 20 CHF or at Auberge les Charmettes for 30 CHF. Both places have dormitories.

    The Hotel next to the road is more expensive.

    Auberge les Charmettes: +41 27 787 11 50
    Camping Site: +41 27 787 1411
Last update : 2019-12-17