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Nendaz Trekking day 4

Summer hikes

The fourth and last day of your adventure around the Val de Nendaz leads you from Balavaux to Haute-Nendaz along the Bisse de Saxon.

Length

14.4km

Duration

3h 30m

Variation in altitude

350m

Level of difficulty

4/5

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Admire the Larch trees of the Balavaux pastures which include over 250 trees aged between 300 and 800 years of which some are classed among the biggest in Europe. You can buy some sérac (fresh cheese) from the pasture opposite the Balavaux Cabin. From Prarion, follow the Bisse de Saxon, the longest bisse in the Valais with its 32 kilometres. Follow the bisse until you reach the ‘Pra da Dzeu’ meadow or, to lengthen your hike, until you reach the guardian of the bisse’s cabin ‘Le Bourlâ’ before descending to Haute-Nendaz.

Pra da Dzeu is dialect for ‘close to the forest’. This magical place brings, in both summer and winter, peace and serenity to walkers.

On the way

Restaurant Chalet des Alpes

Open: Restaurant

Bisse de Saxon

Natural site

Pra Da Dzeu

Natural site

Balavaux Cabin

Open: Mountain cabins

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