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Hiking holidays The valleys from Hérens and Anniviers 6 days TO

Hiking: Suonenwege

Valais Suonen Trails 

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

Alongside the Bisse de Vex to Mayens de Sion. Mighty concrete church in Hérémence, the fairytale world of the earth pyramids in Euseigne is an invitation to daydream. Ascent to St. Martin, which clings to the side of the Val d’Hérens like an eagle’s nest.

approx. 20 km
approx. 6.5 h
730 m
865 m

Wonderful high-level hike above the Rhone Valley through Valais villages, on down into Vallon de Réchy. From the head of the Grand Bisse de Vercorin alongside the open suone (irrigation channels) to Réfuge du Bisse. 

approx. 16 kn
approx. 5 h
730 m
865 m

A demanding stage through the Vallon de Réchy. In Vercorin, the stage stop, an old village centre worth seeing awaits you around the church. 

approx. 16 km
approx. 5 h
745 m
685 m

The around 500-year-old suone (irrigation channel) «Bisse des Sarrasin» and its 17 information panels are of great historical and technical interest. The route then leads via the «Grand Bisse de St-Jean» suone to the typical Valais village of Grimentz. 

approx. 17 km
approx. 5.5 h
910 m
865 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.   

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Prices & Dates

All Data at a Glance
Place of arrival: Veysonnaz
  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
The valleys from Hérens and Anniviers, 6 days TO, CH-WSWSG-06X
Base price
689.-
735.-
Surcharge Single Room 185.- 185.-

Category: Middle class hotels & mountain inns. In St. Martin shower/toilet partly in the corridor. 

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
The valleys from Hérens and Anniviers, 6 days TO, CH-WSWSG-06X
Base price
Surcharge Single Room
689.-
185.-
735.-
185.-

Category: Middle class hotels & mountain inns. In St. Martin shower/toilet partly in the corridor. 

Season 1
Jun 25, 2021 - Jul 1, 2021
Sep 17, 2021 - Sep 25, 2021
Season 2
Jul 2, 2021 - Sep 16, 2021
Veysonnaz
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
Grimentz
Extra night double room (BB)
Extra night single room (BB)
79.-
119.-
75.-
115.-
79.-
119.-
75.-
115.-
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Veysonnaz
  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
Veysonnaz
Extra night double room (BB) 79.- 79.-
Extra night single room (BB) 119.- 119.-
Grimentz
Extra night double room (BB) 75.- 75.-
Extra night single room (BB) 115.- 115.-

Services & Information

Services

Included:

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

Not included:

  • 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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