Valais Day 1: Fionay - Cabane de Louvie (Louvie Hut)

A Bagnes walk posted on 07/03/15 by bernardino. Update : 17/05/16

This walk is part of the trek Trek from Fionay to Saas-Fee.

First stage of this trek linking Fionay village to Saas Fee. A pleasant stage reaching Louvie Hut (la Cabane de Louvie) built on the edge of Louvie Lake.

Technical sheet
Calculated time Calculated time: 2h50[?]
Distance Distance : 3.24km
Vertical gain Vertical gain : 798m
Vertical drop Vertical drop : 62m
Highest point Highest point : 2228m
Lowest point Lowest point : 1489m
Average Difficulty : Average
Back to starting point Back to starting point : No
Walking Walking
Area Area : Alps
Location Location : Bagnes
Starting point Starting point : N 46.033344° / E 7.307153°
Arrival Arrival : N 46.046883° / E 7.306466°

Description

Park the car at Fionay Lakes' car parks (D).

Follow the trail between the two lakes passing under the cable car service (1). Let the two crossing paths head off to the right, especially the one leading to Alpenpässe-Weg (2).

From this crossing, the trail become very windy, the slope isn't too high and allows you to easily access the cable car destination station to the right.

Keep heading upwards through the last stretch of twists and turns and reach the ledge before Louvie Hut and Lake, today's stopover (3).

Waypoints :
D : km 0 - alt. km 0
1 : km 0.08 - alt. km 0.08
2 : km 0.35 - alt. km 0.35
3 : km 2.59 - alt. km 2.59
A : km 3.24 - alt. km 3.24

Useful Information

No water stops during the hike.
No other shelter than Louvie Hut, the goal of this stage.

Click here to see how to reach the starting point.

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During the walk or to do/see around

Louvie Lake

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