Hiking down to Zinal in the valley.

At the end of the 6 km Planetary Walk, where the sculptures representing the Sun and the planets are spaced out proportionately, we stop for tea at the Hotel Weissborn. Hotel Weisshorn is a odd sight: a tall, square white building standing alone above tree line on a high shoulder, about 700 meters above the valley. You can see it from everywhere in the area, including St. Luc. Built in 1884, burnt in 1913, and now renovated, it’s an interesting mountain inn. And after tea we head down the other 10 km to Zinal.