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Arolla Blue Lake

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2016 July, Excursions
  • Date de Visite
    10.07.2016
  • GPS
    46.05048 7.48008

Arolla Blue Lake


The blue lake of Arolla is a small mountain lake located shortly before Arolla in the Hérens valley. It can be the subject of a very nice walk with small children.

Arolla Blue Lake.
Arolla Blue Lake.

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Access


Parking is available along the road at the place called Satarma shortly before Arolla.

Climb to the lake


After leaving your car in Satarma, which is made up of a few old chalets, you go up for about an hour to the blue lake of Arolla along a small path with a steep slope going from an altitude of 1780 metres to 2080 metres for a distance of about 1.5 kilometres. Halfway up, on the left, you can see a rocky peak called Roc de Satarma. Just before reaching the lake, you can often see solid black cows of the Hérens breed near a group of mazots at a place called “Louché”.

Roc de Satarma. Photo: ueliraz.ch
Le Roc de Satarma. Photo: ueliraz.ch

A cow of the Hérens breed. Photo Flickr “Michéle”.
A cow of the Hérens breed. Photo Flickr "Michéle".

Lake


Arriving at the lake at more than 2000 meters of altitude, one is surprised by the beauty of the place. The turquoise blue of the lake given by the algae and the clay at the bottom is magnificent. One can admire a beautiful waterfall and a magnificent mountainous scenery. The most courageous will be able to bathe in the very cold lake. Picnic tables allow to spend a very pleasant moment on the spot and the descent to the car park takes about 30 minutes.

The Arolla Blue Lake.
The Arolla Blue Lake.

The view on the Hérens Valley.
Vue sur les montagnes au dessus d'Arolla depuis le lac bleu d'Arolla

Le val d’Hérens


The Pyramids of Euseigne, the Borgne Gorges, the Hot Water Springs of Combioula, the Hermitage of Notre-Dame de Longeborgne and the Grande Dixence Dam are five other remarkable sights in the Val d’Hérens in addition to the blue lake of Arolla.

La Torpille recommends the Kurhaus hotel in Arolla. Built at the end of the 19th century, it is located in a forest of Arolles in which you can walk and has a very nice view of the mountains above Arolla. Its retro look takes you back in time.

The Kurhaus hotel in a forest of Arolles.
The Kurhaus hotel in a forest of Arolles.

Video


A video on the visit of the blue lake of Arolla.

Webcam


Webcam on the bottom of the valley in Arolla a few kilometres from the blue lake.

Webcam on the bottom of the valley in Arolla a few kilometres from the blue lake.

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