The Valais has a hike for everyone. Up high peaks, through fragrant larch forests, along watercourses, over suspended bridges, by mule paths or vineyard trails. Over 8000 kilometres of signposted hiking paths wait to be explored. Countless high routes and circuits lead through lush alpine meadows, across rushing mountain streams, past deep-blue tarns and up peaks with magnificent views. With a little luck, hikers may encounter marmots, chamois or mountain goats.
Waymarked and easily accessed all the year round, the wine trail runs along quiet tracks, passing by the wine-growers’ homes, through vineyards and the impressive Gorges de la Raspille, a site of outstanding natural beauty.
80 information boards are placed at intervals along the trail. They point out the features of the landscape, the different types of vines, the techniques and history of wine-growing. The wine trail runs from Sierre to Salgesch and links the two parts of the Valais Wine and Vine Museum, which provides guided tours in French, German and English on request.
End of tour: Salgesch, Zumofenhaus or Sierre, Château de Villa
Technical requirements: easy
Physical fitness: easy
Hiking time : 2h30
Season: open all year long