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The Animal Trail

Grimentz - Fun, educational and accessible for all, the Animal Trail is a walk that is ideal for families. Enjoy special moments discovering the hidden face of the forests

The Animal trail is the ultimate fun walk: you get to know the animal world while enjoying yourself! Educational, entertaining, and set at an easy level, this trail will delight both parents and children. From Grimentz to St-Jean, along a path that winds its way through forest and pastureland, you can participate in the following activities :


  • Recognising animals by examining their tracks
  • Spotting animal silhouettes in the forest
  • Finding the answers to various riddles
  • Learning about wildlife from information panels

The animal discovery trail

Starting point :

From the Tourist Office, join the Roua road

Then take the lane down to St-Jean

Finishing point

At the Gîte de St-Jean 

Difficulty level



Grimentz - Saint-Jean : ~1 hour

Boucle Grimentz - St-Jean - Grimentz : ~2 hours 

Please note

  • Can be undertaken in summer and winter (beware of ice in winter!)
  • From St-Jean it is possible to return to Grimentz by bus or on foot, following the Grand Bisse de St-Jean irrigation channel


Additionnal information
Anniviers Tourisme - Grimentz Office
+41(0)27 476 17 00