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Tour du Barrage de Mauvoisin

Sport, Pedestrian sports, Trail route in Mauvoisin
24.0 km
8h 30min
Very difficult
  • Immerse yourself in the convict heritage by climbing the slopes of the dam and skirting the glacier above.

  • 2022: Photo exhibition by Pauline Julier on the Mauvoisin dam postponed due to rock instabilities. For safety reasons, visitors are asked to respect the access restrictions posted on the entire Mauvoisin site. The Via Ferrata area is not affected by this situation.

    As soon as you arrive at the dam wall, you plunge your eyes into the milky blue waters, full of silt, which you will follow around. After 30 minutes in the galleries, witness to the construction of the structure, you reach the...
    2022: Photo exhibition by Pauline Julier on the Mauvoisin dam postponed due to rock instabilities. For safety reasons, visitors are asked to respect the access restrictions posted on the entire Mauvoisin site. The Via Ferrata area is not affected by this situation.

    As soon as you arrive at the dam wall, you plunge your eyes into the milky blue waters, full of silt, which you will follow around. After 30 minutes in the galleries, witness to the construction of the structure, you reach the Lia mountain pasture. Steep, aerial but easy, the panoramic path under the snow of the Tournelon Blanc which leads to the Tséssette requires you not to be afraid of heights, but it offers you a superb view of the dam. At the end of the lake, a climb among the marmots offers you the possibility of a refreshment at the Chanrion hut. Small attractive gullies, the lakes scattered around including the Tseufetset lake call you, then you climb to the Tsofeiret pass which separates the two pastures, where you will enjoy the magnificent view, not forgetting to look towards Italy with a glance at the Col de Fenêtre. You descend towards the Giétro vaulted stables, jewels of the convict heritage, under the glacier of the same name, which was the source of the terrible disasters that devastated the Val de Bagnes, Sembrancher and Martigny.
  • Spoken languages
    • French
  • Documentation
    GPX / KML files allow you to export the trail of your hike to your GPS (or other navigation tool)
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