Middle Stretch of Haute Route - Taxi Folliner
Taxi Follonier is a small family business located in the Valais. They have been supporting the transfer of Haute Route hikers and their baggage for many years. For those self-guided hikers that want to use private transfers to see their bag(s) between Le Chable and St Niklaus/Grachen, they provide the most reliable and cost effective service.
Your bag(s) will be picked up from your departure hotel from 8.00am and delivered to the hotel you’ve requested by 4.30pm on the same day. The bags can be left with hotel reception in the morning so you don’t need to wait for the pick-up.
2019 Prices for Baggage Transfer Routes
These are the main transfer routes they support and 2019 prices in Swiss Francs (CHF);
Trient to Le Chable = 150
Trient to Verbier = 200
Arpette to Le Chable = 110
Arpette to Verbier = 160
Champex-Lac to Le Chable = 100
Champex-Lac to Verbier = 150
Champex-Lac to Arolla = 300
Champex-Lac to Les Haudères= 250
Le Chable to Arolla = 300
Le Chable to Les Haudères = 250
Verbier to Arolla = 300
Verbier to Les Haudères = 250
Arolla to La Sage = 80
Arolla to Zinal = 250
Les Haudères to Zinal = 200
Les Haudères to Gruben = 300
La Sage to Zinal = 220
La Sage to Gruben = 300
Zinal to Gruben = 250
Zinal to Grachen = 300
Zinal to St Niklaus = 300
Gruben to Grachen = 200
Gruben to St Niklaus = 200
If you have been directed to this page but can’t see your transfer route listed above, select the option ‘Other - Please indicate where in the comments’ for the question on Baggage Transfer Route in the form below.
Enclose the cash (Swiss Francs) for the total amount in an envelope and either hand it to the driver or leave it with the hotel reception at your first pick-up location. Although many of you coming from big cities live in almost cash free societies, a lot of businesses in the Alps still primarily use cash. If your first transfer with Taxi Follonier is in Trient or Arpette, Geneva airport is the only location with a Swiss Franc ATM to withdraw the necessary funds - ensure your withdrawal limit is high enough to allow the amount that you require.
Booking Request Form
Given Taxi Follonier accept bookings via email or phone calls, I’ve confirmed the details they require for a reservation and used them to create the following form. It will work the same way as the mountain hut bookings where this form will generate an email that is forwarded onto Taxi Follonier (ccing you). I’ve created a little picture below the form that illustrates this process.
The form contains the option to make 5 baggage transfer booking requests in one submission. Please ensure you have confirmed the departure and arrival hotel bookings for each transfer before filling in this form.