Travel guide Valais
Reach the Valais Mountains by Flight
The impressive travel destination Valais is located in the southwest of Switzerland and can be reached most quickly from Germany by plane. Zurich or Geneva are the intermediate destinations from where you can either take the train to Brig or Sion
, or continue by rental car to your accommodation, holiday apartment or holiday home with garden and at a reasonable price from private. A little longer but still relaxed is the direct train journey from one of the German main stations. The Swiss PostBus takes you to (almost) every corner of Valais. Rent a cozy holiday accommodation or an apartment, a chalet, an apartment or a holiday home with garden, mountain view and at a reasonable price in the beautiful region and enjoy a relaxing holiday in the mountain world. The surroundings are perfect for active holidaymakers, for example for mountaineering, cross-country skiing or skiing.
Valais' crisp 300 sunny days
Cold winters, Mediterranean summers - this is how the weather in Valais can be briefly summarized. Valais is a particularly dry canton, where cacti bloom in the valleys and eternal ice prevails in the mountains. In the winter months, you can expect temperatures well below -3 °C. Great for ski enthusiasts. There are many varied slopes for skiing here. Summer is dry and very warm with temperatures up to 30 °C. If you want to go hiking, you should choose the more moderate months of May, June and then September. In bad weather, you can relax in the Leukerbad thermal baths, the Lavey thermal center or the Brigerbad thermal baths and recharge your batteries for new excursions.
"Cholera" is going around here
The cuisine of Valais and the region is rich in cheese, dried meat specialties... and wine from the Rhône Valley. There is the famous raclette, the planed cheese, the Valais tomato fondue, various types of raw ham and dried meat (Hamma), dried sausage (Hüswurscht) and dried bacon. Rye bread is also one of the Valais specialties. Depending on the valley or alpine pasture, you will be served very different regional dishes and preparation methods. Behind unusual dish names, there are real delicacies that you should definitely try in one of the cozy regional gastronomy near your holiday accommodation or your chalet, your apartment, your holiday apartment or your holiday home in Valais. How about "Cholera", a delicious pie made of raclette cheese, vegetables, potatoes and apples? Or the delicious saffron risotto from Mund? For dessert, the "Sii" is an option: Here, two Valais specialties, red wine and rye bread (and a few other ingredients), meet to create an amazing treat. Valaisans like to drink wine from their own production and their regional grapes. Try the Cornalin wine or the Schiller wine. Finally, the high-proof Eau-de-Vie made from Valais Williams pears must not be missing.
Treasure hunt, bike and tobogganing - Valais kids active
The family-friendly Valais in Switzerland attaches great importance to ensuring that both children and parents feel comfortable here. Numerous themed hiking trails, child-friendly bike paths, cable and animal parks, treasure hunts, "children's countries", rope parks and outdoor pools, tobogganing and child-friendly slopes await to be discovered by your family. The canton has awarded eight Valais regions as particularly worthwhile for families and labeled them with the "Family Destination" label. These include, among others, Aletsch
, Grächen - St. Niklaus
and Zermatt - Matterhorn
. Treasure hunting in Saas Fee on the Feevispa River? Or take your little ones to the climbing test in the local adventure forest! Ski holidays in Valais are particularly popular, for example in the magnificent ski area of Les 4 Vallées
in Veysonnaz. But the long and warm summer offers wow experiences for young and old as a holiday in the mountains in Valais
. Active holidaymakers should book a house or apartment in Zermatt. Zermatt in the southern Swiss canton of Valais is a popular mountain resort for skiers, climbers and hikers. The Valais Alps (also Pennine Alps) are a mountain group in the Western Alps. They also have their share in Valais and are perfect for hiking. Otherwise, you can also visit a cross-country ski run in winter or a golf course in summer with your family.
Valais, where ice giants flow and cacti bloom
Where to start, where to stop? The canton of Valais and the impressive region around it are full of top sights, art and culture! Cultural highlights include the international Sion Music Festival (Sitten), where classical music works are reinterpreted by international music stars and played at interesting locations. Beautiful old houses and lots of flair can be found in Evolène, Brig with its worth seeing old town and Stockalperschloss as well as in Reiner Maria Rilke's Siders/Sierre (with Fondantion Rilke) and Muzot. A MUST-DO is the 23 km long Aletsch Glacier, a true ice giant, which you can admire from the viewpoints in Moosfluh, Bettmerhorn and Eggishorn. Absolutely worth seeing is the nearby dreamlike beautiful Altesch forest. "Zoom the Matterhorn" is a brand new attraction on the Gornergrat, which is a highlight in itself. Here you can experience the famous Matterhorn interactively in a glide, zoom or as a light projection at an altitude of 3,100 m. Of course, this is also possible in reality! At the top of the list of nature hiking highlights are the crystal-clear mountain lake Lac Bleu in Val d'Hérens (Arolla) and Lac de Derborence, which will take your breath away in autumn. Protect your nerves and the environment and hike it on foot! For many, the Lötschental is one of the most beautiful hiking regions in Europe. Certainly also a destination to spend a wonderful holiday with a dog in dog-friendly Valais
! Book a cozy holiday accommodation or a holiday home, a holiday apartment, a chalet, for example in Crans-Montana, or an apartment with garden, mountain view and at a reasonable price and enjoy your relaxing holiday in the beautiful mountain world of your travel destination in Switzerland.