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Hiking holidays Mountain trails in the Lower Valais 5 days TO

Hiking: Valais Suonen Trails

The Chemin des Bisses

The plague led to a switch to more productive livestock farming in Valais. The construction of irrigation channels, which continue to characterize the image of the Rhone valley even today, was started in the middle of the 13th century in order to irrigate the pastures and meadows. The mountain farmers of Valais came up with some adventurous constructions, which you will see at close range on this hike. The water runs quietly in the canals next to you and leads you from one mountain village to the next on little-used mountain paths. 

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Itinerary

From Col des Planches over meadows to Col du Lein, a wonderful spot to stop with barbecue places. Then into the forest at Boveresse and on romantic paths alongside the Bisse de Saxon (irrigation channels), at first dry, later running with water, to Tsoumaz.

approx. 4.5 h
approx. 15 km
250 m
680 m

Beautiful picnick area at Taillay near the Bisse de Saxon with waterwheel and warning hammer. Lovingly restored part of the Bisse. En route to Nendaz, the silence of the forest is equally as striking as the splendid views to the Rhone Valley.

approx. 3.5 h
approx. 10 km
250 m
560 m

Nendaz is a paradise for suone (irrigation channel) hikers, with eight suonen (or bisse) it is the largest network still in use. Enjoyable tour from Planchouet to Veysonnaz, through flowery meadows alongside the open channel of the restored Grand Bisse de Vex.

approx. 3.5 h
approx. 15 km
240 m
340 m

Tour character

The tour makes greater demands on physical condition especially towards the end. The hikes along the bisses (Suonen) are mostly flat, but there are ascents and descents to master now and again. The rock can be slippery when it rains. Sure-footedness and, sometimes, a head for heights are required.

The Chemin des Bisses at SwitzerlandMobility

Prices & Dates

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Martigny
  Season 1
25.06.2021 - 01.07.2021
17.09.2021 - 25.09.2021

Friday and Saturday
Season 2
02.07.2021 - 16.09.2021

Friday and Saturday
Mountain trails in the Lower Valais, 5 days TO, CH-WSWMV-05X
Base price
595.-
629.-
Surcharge Single Room 175.- 175.-

Category: Middle class hotels & mountain inns.

Season 1
Jun 25, 2021 - Jul 1, 2021
Sep 17, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Friday and Saturday
Season 2
Jul 2, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021
Friday and Saturday
Mountain trails in the Lower Valais, 5 days TO, CH-WSWMV-05X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
595.-
175.-
629.-
175.-

Category: Middle class hotels & mountain inns.

Season 1
Jun 25, 2021 - Jul 1, 2021
Sep 17, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Season 2
Jul 2, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021
Martigny
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Veysonnaz
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
79.-
119.-
79.-
119.-
79.-
119.-
79.-
119.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Martigny
  Season 1
Jun 25, 2021 - Jul 1, 2021
Sep 17, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021

Friday and Saturday
Season 2
Jul 2, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021

Friday and Saturday
Martigny
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Veysonnaz
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Prices per person in CHF

Services & Information

Services

Included:

  • 4 overnight stays incl. breakfast  
  • Daily luggage transfers 
  • Carefully elaborated route 
  • Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room) 
  • GPS data available 
  • Service hotline 

Please note:

  • Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price! 
  • Bus journey Martigny – Col des Planches not included in the price. Approx. CHF 12.- per person.
  • Bus trips Sion – Veysonnaz or Veysonnaz – Sion are not included in the price. Approx. CHF 10.- per person.
Information

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Parking at Martigny station. CHF 10.- per day. Payable on site.  
  • Return journey by bus and train via Vissoie and Sierre to Martigny. Duration approx. 1.5 hours.
Travel Documents

Travel documents "analogous":

By default, your travel package includes a set of travel documents, which we will transmit  you in advance. The following documents will inform you about your tour:

  • Travel program with all organizational details.
  • Official guidebook « Cycling Switzerland»
  • maps for your biking and/or hiking routes
  • Detailed maps about your stage locations
  • Detailed programme day-by-day

 

Travel documents "digital":

If you select the option "digital travel documents" when booking, we will provide you with all documents for your trip in a digital form. You will receive a small set of documents with the following content:

  • Manuals for the use of necessary apps
  • luggage tags
  • eventual vouchers

En route you will inform  yourself easily with the app of SwitzerlandMobility and other free  apps. Background information and all other documents are electronically assigned and can be downloaded to your mobile phone in advance.

Since this option saves resources and costs, a discount of CHF 30.- per room is offered.

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