St Luc - 'The Planstery footpath'Walk 8108
Canton - Valais / Wallis - Val d'Anniviers
Author - Sierre-Anniviers Tourisme
Length - 6.0 km / 3.8 miles
Ascent - nominal or unknown
Descent - nominal or unknown
Time - 2.50 hours
Grade - easy
This easy walk follows the clearly marked Planetery footpath from St-Luc.
Start & End - St Luc.
This 6 km long path situated between 2200 and 2500 m above sea level while facing the prestigious 4000 metre peaks of the Valaisan Alps.
This walk has a planetary theme and includes the opportunity to visit an astronomical observatory. Interestingly the solar system has been reproduced on a smaller scale all the way along this path. With every step forward, you will move one million kilometres forward through the cosmos. Without noticing it, you will move three times faster than the speed of light.
Leaving from the sun, you will soon understand the magnitude of the universe. Whilst stopping along this celestial path, you will learn about the planets' dimensions , their characteristics and above all be able to discover and admire the beauty of one which is only a stone's throw away - planet Earth!
Beyond the simple enjoyment of fresh air and magnificent mountain scenery, the path offers you a chance to understand, in a simpler way, one of the most astonishing sciences - astronomy and the universe. Have a pleasant walk through millions of kilometres!
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