Canton du Valais Travel Guide

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Zermatt

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Sion

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121,426,11

Saas-Fee

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97,172,64

Brig

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56,266,16

Verbier

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43,81,24

Fiesch

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16,89,12

Champéry

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18,37,8

Riederalp

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14,42,11

Saas-Almagel

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17,26,3

Zinal

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7,16,4

Täsch

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9,10,2

Grimentz

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4,30,0

Saas-Grund

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30,46,14

Crans

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9,49,41

Martigny-Ville

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5,10,0

Vercorin

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7,11,2

Stalden

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0,2,2

Randa

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7,14,0

Gondo

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0,6,0

Binn

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6,26,0

Zermatt

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  • Gornergrat

    Zermatt Things to Do

    With the sun shining and the snow laying in perfect, pristine conditions you are likely to have a fabulous train ride up to Gornergrat - a viewing point at 3100m - that looks directly at the Matterhorn and in the other direction to Monte Rosa. Starting from opposite the main Zermatt rail station you can catch the rack and pinion railway for about...

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  • Coeur des Alpes

    Zermatt Hotels

    Le Coeur des Alpes (The Heart of The Alps) is rated as a 4 stars hotel. Ideally located face to The...

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  • Pfarrkirche Zermatt St Maurizius...

    Zermatt Things to Do

    The Catholic church is situated in the main town square and dominates the skyline of Zermatt. I couldn't find out much about its history, but it was beautiful both on the inside and out.I loved hearing the bells ringing from my hotel room two blocks away.

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Sion

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  • L'enclos de Valère

    Sion Restaurants

    One sunny day in August I had lunch here with VT members Tripack and Zajem. We had a table in the back of the lovely garden terrace. The restaurant is upmarket but they had lunch specials, so called "assiette du jour". We all opted for those, which came at CHF 21.00 each. To drink we shared a litre bottle of mineral water at CHF 10.50.Our outdoor...

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  • Hotel Chalet Royal

    Sion Hotels

    Veysonnaz Sur Sion, Sion, Valais, 1993, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • Explore the Old Town

    Sion Favorites

    Explore the side streets and alleys of the old town with the camera. The ground plan is a maze, it is hard to suggest a route. Poke your nose ito the side alleys. You won't lose your way, you will come across signposts and open views towards one of the castles every now and then, no worries. Look for street views and details like doors, lamp...

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Saas-Fee

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  • Post Bus to Saas-Fee

    Saas-Fee Transportation

    Since trains don't run to Saas-Fee, the easiest way to get there is by Post Bus. Both express and local buses run from Brig and Visp; the bus marked "Saas-Fee Direkt" will get you to your destination about 15 minutes sooner. If you're coming from Zermatt, you can change for the bus at Stalden-Saas. Buses are covered by Swisspass. UPDATE: Buses to...

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  • Hotel Allalin

    Saas-Fee Hotels

    This hotel run by the family Zurbriggen is centrally located. Its the kind of hotel where you'll...

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  • Cable-Cars

    Saas-Fee Transportation

    There are several cable-cars in the Saas Fee Valley - if you intend to use them a lot then its worth investing in a pass for the week - Sfr 171 in 2004 - its a lot but you'd probably end up paying more for individual tickets.To check current prices go toSass-Fee siteSome ot the activities included in the pass are:all cableways in Saas Valley and...

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Brig

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  • The Modern Catholic Church

    Brig Things to Do

    Herz-Jesu-Kirche, the catholic parish church in the centre of Brig is a modern building, erected 1967 - 1970. The architects, Jean and Nadine Iren, designed it as "The Lord's Tent Among His People". The roof is shaped like a tent roof. The cubic bell tower serves as the central pole, pieces of concrete wall support the outside edge of the tent.The...

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  • Hotel Ambassador

    Brig Hotels

    Brig is a popular choice for touring - being at the junction of so many railways and post bus...

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  • Kaspar Jodok Stockalper (1609-1691)

    Brig Favorites

    Kaspar Jodok Stockalper came from a well-off family that once managed the Stockalp, an alpine estate in the Simplon mountains, and named themselves after that property. Their family crest shows three sticks as reference to their name.In his youth Stockalper wanted to become a priest but he quit his studies halfway and returned to Brig. He spoke six...

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Verbier

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  • How to reach the Top...

    Verbier Transportation

    Access by car: A9 motorway until Martigny then direction Grand St-Bernard - Verbier. At Sembrancher turn on the left to Le Châble (car park available) then enjoy the winding road up to Verbier. Access by train: CFF/SBB Martigny, change for the Saint Bernard Express train 30min ride up to le Châble, then bus or cable car up to Verbier.

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  • De Verbier

    Verbier Hotels

    , Verbier, Valais, 1936, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Freeride Xtreme Verbier

    Verbier Sports & Outdoors

    Don't even think about it...Why extreme? Just look up the Bec des Ross peak, you will see some Kamikaze riding down the face avoiding or jumping rocks barriers... of course everything are under control... until the next turn ;-)Bec des Rosses playground: 3222m, 45°-55° slopes and 500m vertical drop. Next 11th edition: 17-19 March 2006 to see pro...

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Fiesch

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  • Fischeralp-Bettmeralp-Riederalp Hike

    Fiesch Sports & Outdoors

    A pleasant easy hike is to wander from the three alpine villages of Fischeralp, Bettmeralp and Riederalp on an easy path some 7.5 km long. stunning views all the way and only takes about 2 hours. There are several gondolas and chairlifts that can be take along the route to enjoy even more majestic panoramas - notably the glacier views already...

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  • Hotel Park

    Fiesch Hotels

    We booked on the internet to stay at the Hotel Park for 6 nights. The web site says the cable-car,...

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  • Eggishorn Trip

    Fiesch Things to Do

    A must in this area - how can you escape it! - is a gondola trip to see the longest flow of ice in the Alps - the Grosser Aletsch glacier. The takes less than 15mins from Fiescheralp to ascend and you can hike down the steep path to Fiescheralp in less than 90 minutes - although better and easier hikes can be made. From the summit the peaks of the...

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Champéry

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  • Go Mountain Biking!!!

    Champéry Things to Do

    More soon... this SummerChampery and the Portes du Soleil offer exceptional mountain bike opportunities to the young and less young with 24 lifts which are open during the summer season. Enjoy on 660 km of bike trials!!!

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  • Minotel Beau-Sejour

    Champéry Hotels

    Rue du Village 114, Champery, VS, 1874, CH

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Go skiing!!! Avoriaz ski area review

    Champéry Things to Do

    Avoriaz is centrally located on the large ski area of Portes du Soleil. You could access to this free car resort via the Prodains cable car from Morzine or via Chaméry Les Crosets Switzerland (take the Chavanette chairlift for the quickest route and best downhill to the station). The resort offer modern and efficient chairlifts and good address for...

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Riederalp

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  • Getting to Mörel

    Riederalp Transportation

    Getting to Mörel is very easy, at least if you live in the Netherlands. From Amsterdam there is a daily train to Bern. This international train is called Berner Oberland. As I said, you have to take the train to Bern, where you have to change trains to Brig. You have 15 minutes to do so, so that's plenty of time. I can advise you to reserve the...

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  • Toni

    Riederalp Hotels

    Riederalp, 3987, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • The longest glacier in The Alps...

    Riederalp Things to Do

    The Great Aletsch glacier and the UNESCO World Heritage site Jungfrau-Aletsch-BietschhornNo matter whether you are at Moosfluh, Bettmerhorn, or Eggishorn, the view of the Aletsch glacier is unique: you can admire the glacier from up above with a gorgeous view of the enormous stream of ice. This is quite unusual because anywhere else in the Alps you...

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Saas-Almagel

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  • Mountain restaurant

    Saas-Almagel Restaurants

    Just a hot chocolate stop here in this lovely valley settiing. A chance to rest our feet after a zig-zag walk down from the high level mountain path we'd followed from Saas Grund to here. Some respite before we hit the adventure trail!

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  • Hotel Alpenhof

    Saas-Almagel Hotels

    Dorf Nord, Saas-Almagel, 3905, ch

  • Waterfalls

    Saas-Almagel Favorites

    The forest path from Saas Fee gently slopes down to Saas Almagel the most southerly village in the Saastal. Several waterfalls can be seen in this area- indeed I thought there were more here than the valley of waterfalls as Lauterbrunnen in the Bernese Oberland is known as.

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Zinal

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  • Go skiing...

    Zinal Things to Do

    Skiing in Zinal offer you a breathtaking panorama on the Alps. You could even see the summit of Matterhorn and numerous other 4000m peaks. To access to the main skiing area you should take a cable car from Zinal up to Sorebois (2440m), be aware that if there is many skiers you should queue for quite a time, personnaly I wait 30mn before taking the...

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  • A la Pointe de Zinal

    Zinal Hotels

    Zinal, 3961, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

  • The Moiry Dam

    Zinal Things to Do

    The Moiry DamThe shape of the dead end alpine valley offer good opportunities to built hydroelectrical facilities as dams, May be you already read my tip on my Swiss page about the highest dm in Europe La Grande Dixence. You will find close to Zinal and Grimentz the Moiry Dam, which was built from 1954 to 1958.You could see the level of the lake at...

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Täsch

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  • Village walk -video tour

    Täsch Things to Do

    The village of Täsch is 1,449 metres above sea level and is home to around 998 people. It is situated 6 km from the world-famous tourist region of Zermatt and its majestic landmark - the Matterhorn. Täsch is located in the Mattertal valley, which contains almost all the highest peaks in the Alps such as Dufourspitze, Dom and Weisshorn. The 4490...

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  • Hotel Tascherhof

    Täsch Hotels

    Bahnhofstrasse, Tasch, Valais, 3929, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Train connection to Zermatt

    Täsch Transportation

    If you want to join Zermatt, the best way is using by train, taking the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn.If you take a 2 way ticket will cost you about CHF. 15.--The train is really confortable and clean, as well fast.

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Grimentz

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  • Sunny terrace with view...

    Grimentz Restaurants

    Easy and convenient for a quick hot drink or/and light snack. Great sunny terrace with an exceptionnal view on the Becs de Bosson (3'148m asl). A good place for a quick stop and sunbathing... and, of course, don't forget your sunglasses and sun cream.

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  • Where to meet a Danish...

    Grimentz Restaurants

    Skiing make me always thisrty... so a good excuse for a drink on the main restaurant of the Grimentz ski area. Of course I always enjoy a little taste of Denmark there, which remember me the good time I had in Copenhagen and especially the visit of the Karl's Mountain ;-) You could also enjoy a meal at the self-service, but try to go around 1 PM to...

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  • Nothing to do... just relax...

    Grimentz Things to Do

    What I like when skiing is that you could easily free your mind and just enjoy the scenery...Take a deep breath, forget your hard week and ride the Alps... Choose your skiing/surfing rythm and keep in mind that it should be above all a pleasure.

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Saas-Grund

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  • Last Day Hike

    Saas-Grund Favorites

    Our last day hike in the Saastal was a gloriously sunny day and the hike we had chosen - a high altitude hike from Kreuzboden to Saas Almagel had memorable views - perfect choice for our last day here. We started from high above Saas Grund at Kreuzboden (reached by cable-car of course) and led over the mountain pastures of Morgstein and Malliga...

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  • Monte Rosa

    Saas-Grund Hotels

    Saas Grund, 3910, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Kreuzboden - Gspon III

    Saas-Grund Off The Beaten Path

    Just as in the other direction to Saas Almagel we soon encounered a boulder path that lasted for about 40 minutes of the hike. I'm glad it was early in the day or the heat boucing off these exposed rocks would be unbearable. Once again clear red markings helped us find our way through.

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Crans

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  • Bisse Trails

    Crans Sports & Outdoors

    For those not of a nervous dsiposion a hike along one of the Valasian Bisses - pathways folowing water channels originating from the middle ages can be quite an experience. Water used to be precious and as it was abundantly flowing from the glaciers, it just had to be carried at the right place hence these "bisses" -at times they are just channels...

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  • LeCrans Hotel & Spa

    Crans Hotels

    Plans-Mayens, Crans-Montana, 3963, Switzerland

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Colombire - Le Relais

    Crans Restaurants

    Very beautifully on the mountain slope above Crans-Montana you can stop for local food in the Colombire - Le Relais. I had a tasty Raclette heated by an open barbecue fire. Beside having lunch you should not miss the Alpage Museum introducing you to todays and former farming life in the Swiss mountains.The staff is very friendly and helpful! Tasty...

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Martigny-Ville

  • Wallis/Valais Skiing Paradise

    Martigny-Ville Sports & Outdoors

    A good article on skiing in the canton of Valais read in local Geneva paper Le Temps today : Special offers for cunning skiers,SPECIAL OFFERS: CHAMPERY (Portes-de-Soleil, CH/F):2 days unlimited skiing incl 2 nights hotel from CHF 265, kids below age 14 free hotel and skillifts in April.www.chablais.infoGRIMENTZ (picturesque) or ZINAL: CHF 420/ pers...

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  • Gianada foundation

    Martigny-Ville Things to Do

    The foundation is a unique thing. It has no permanent (or almost no permanent) exhibits of its own (do not start groaning ;0) ). It does, in fact, an even more important thing. It offers temporary shows of works of art of a particular artist/period for some 6 months for each exhibition but it gets the very best piecesof art, from both public and...

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