Dams and reservoirs
They are among the biggest, heaviest and most impressive structures in the Alps – the dams and reservoirs situated in the Valais mountains. The biggest of them can be admired during guided tours. Made by human hands, they serve as powerful testimony to the importance of hydraulic energy for a mountain canton’s economy. The Valais reservoirs will continue to play a significant role in the future – as Switzerland’s greatest source of renewable energy. A visit is sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Les Toules dam lies in the Bourg-St-Pierre parish in the Entremont Valley, and is fed primarily by the Dranse d’Entremont River. Get the ultimate adrenaline rush by rap jumping from this 86m arched dam! Wearing a hang-glider harness and in a horizontal position facing outwards, you’ll rappel down, adjusting your speed yourself. With a guide securing you from the bottom, you can conquer the abyss in total safety!
Capacity: 20 Mio. m3