Bisses are the historic irrigation channels of the Valais. A bisse is an open ditches delivering priceless water from mountain streams – often by daring routes – to arid pastures and fields, vineyards and orchards. Many bisses are still in use today and so are carefully maintained. Numerous trails accompany these historic watercourses, inviting visitors to varied hikes on historic trails.
Bisse de Salins
The Bisse de Salins waters the pastures, orchards and raspberry fields of Beuson, Bioley and Salin. During our walk, we pass through a variety of different environments: alder groves on damp ground, a dry meadow planted on a slope which is heavily exposed to the sun, clusters of sea buckthorn with berries that turn red in fall, spruce forests and raspberry beds.
Destination: Bramois (511m)
Distance: 12,5 km
Vertical metres: +200m, -660m
Hiking time: 3h30
Restaurants and pubs: Beuson, La Vernaz, Bramois