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.

 

Payment

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.

Name *
Name
It's ok if you plan to get a local SIM, this can be changed later if necessary
This will make sure the right size taxi supports the transfer
Transfer One
All the fields in Transfer One are mandatory
Please select the route you require baggage transfer
(Transfer 1) Date of Transfer *
(Transfer 1) Date of Transfer
Name and address of the hotel where your bags need to be picked up from
Name and address of the hotel where your bags need to be dropped off at
Transfer Two
This is only for hikers that need to book a second transfer from the list. If this is not you, please skip to the bottom and submit the form
Please select the route you require baggage transfer
(Transfer 2) Date of Transfer
(Transfer 2) Date of Transfer
Name and address of the hotel where your bags need to be picked up from
Name and address of the hotel where your bags need to be dropped off at
Transfer Three
This is only for hikers that need to book a third transfer from the list. If this is not you, please skip to the bottom and submit the form
Please select the route you require baggage transfer
(Transfer 3) Date of Transfer
(Transfer 3) Date of Transfer
Name and address of the hotel where your bags need to be picked up from
Name and address of the hotel where your bags need to be dropped off at
Transfer Four
This is only for hikers that need to book a fourth transfer from the list. If this is not you, please skip to the bottom and submit the form
Please select the route you require baggage transfer
(Transfer 4) Date of Transfer
(Transfer 4) Date of Transfer
Name and address of the hotel where your bags need to be picked up from
Name and address of the hotel where your bags need to be dropped off at
Transfer Five
This is only for hikers that need to book a fifth transfer from the list. If this is not you, please skip to the bottom and submit the form
Please select the route you require baggage transfer
(Transfer 5) Date of Transfer
(Transfer 5) Date of Transfer
Name and address of the hotel where your bags need to be picked up from
Name and address of the hotel where your bags need to be dropped off at

HOW THE BOOKING PROCESS WORKS:

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