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Dixence - Thyon 2000

Mountain tour · Switzerland
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Beautiful, albeit demanding hike with a stunning view.
difficult
Distance 15.7 km
5:00 h
313 m
563 m
2,455 m
2,092 m

This is a beautiful hike that can be done in a bit less than 5 hours (a bit more if you want to take your time). But it is a demanding one essentially for three reasons:

- Large portions are stony

- Some parts require full attention as the side of the path is steep

- Some parts are technically difficult

All in all, it is a demanding hike, but 100% worth it. 

P.S.: It can be done the other way round, but I prefer this way for the view in front of me.

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difficult
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Highest point
2,455 m
Lowest point
2,092 m
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Start

Top of Grande Dixence dam (2,349 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'597'051E 1'103'272N
DD
46.080962, 7.400526
DMS
46°04'51.5"N 7°24'01.9"E
UTM
32T 376330 5104286
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Destination

Thyon 2000 (not Thyon village)

Turn-by-turn directions

The path is well indicated.

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

Train to Sion, then bus to Grande Dixence ("Le Chargeur"), then cable car to the top of the dam. 

On the way back, bus from Thyon 2000 to Sion. Check the schedule as there are few of them.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'597'051E 1'103'272N
DD
46.080962, 7.400526
DMS
46°04'51.5"N 7°24'01.9"E
UTM
32T 376330 5104286
w3w 
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Difficulty
difficult
Distance
15.7 km
Duration
5:00 h
Ascent
313 m
Descent
563 m
Highest point
2,455 m
Lowest point
2,092 m
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