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Tour du Barrage de Mauvoisin

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Trail route at Mauvoisin 
24.0 km
  • With a steep ascent on each side of the dam lake, skimming the glaciers that overhang it, this trail introduces you to a large chunk of the history that has shaped Bagnard heritage.

  • When you get to the dam wall, look down into the milky-blue, loamy waters and follow the waters’ edge. After a thirty-minute walk through the galleries, where you find out more about the dam’s construction, you reach the Lia mountain pasture. It’s a very steep, but fairly easy panoramic path beneath the snowy Tournelon Blanc leading to the Tséssette, although you’ll need a head for heights; however, it does have a superb view of the dam. At the end of the lake, an uphill trail goes past...
    When you get to the dam wall, look down into the milky-blue, loamy waters and follow the waters’ edge. After a thirty-minute walk through the galleries, where you find out more about the dam’s construction, you reach the Lia mountain pasture. It’s a very steep, but fairly easy panoramic path beneath the snowy Tournelon Blanc leading to the Tséssette, although you’ll need a head for heights; however, it does have a superb view of the dam. At the end of the lake, an uphill trail goes past marmots and leads you to the Chanrion hut where you can stop for a bite to eat. Attractive gullies and lakes are dotted everywhere, including the Tseufetset lake, before the climb up to the Tsofeiret pass which separates two alpine pastures. From here, there’s an amazing view towards Italy and the Col de Fenêtre. Head back via the Giétro vaulted stables - jewels of Bagnard heritage - beneath the glacier of the same name that caused the terrible disasters that devastated the Val de Bagnes, Sembrancher and Martigny.
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