Chestnuts were once known in the Valais as the ‘bread of the poor’. At that time the Valais was the largest producer of chestnuts in Switzerland, along with the Ticino. Miles of beautiful chestnut forests are evidence of this, and an encouragement to long walks. The chestnut tradition is alive and well today. A big chestnut festival is celebrated in Fully every October. Over 8500 kilograms of chestnuts are roasted at numerous market stands in the village streets surrounding the church.
Educational trail in the chestnut forest
The educational trail in the Fully chestnut forest is unique in Valais and is open in all seasons. It was created in 1997 an renovated in 2015, when it was inaugurated at the 21th chestnut festival. The trail includes 14 display boards with interesting information about the sweet chestnut and the chestnut forest. The trail, which is 1.26 km long, is especially suitable for families. At the Fully tourist information you can get a quiz for children about the topic of chestnuts.
Starting and ending point: Belle Usine parking
Rue de l’Eglise 54
Phone: +41 27 746 20 80