Fauna and flora in Valais

Valais and the sun – a true love story: our valley is blessed with 300 days of sunshine a year, bathing the wonderfully unspoilt landscapes in a glorious light. Endlessly varied hiking trails let you explore the stunningly beautiful mountain landscape with its unique animal and plant world. In the middle of 45 four-thousanders, the glaciers, nature reserves, forests and mountain lakes lead you through thousands of years of natural history. The Valais countryside is where natural beauty meets peace and quiet. 

Unique: guided glacier tour– Aletsch Arena

The daily guided tours on the Great Aletsch Glacier are a unique experience among the magnificent 4,000 m peaks.

Hiking paradise – Aletsch Arena

Paradise on earth. Experience more than 300 km of hiking trails and refresh body and soul in the Aletsch Forest.

Gommer Höhenweg – Oberwald-Bellwald

The Höhenweg trail lies along the sunny slopes of the Goms. It passes through a fascinating landscape.

Panoramic Path at 2,200 m – Nendaz

More than a simple walk: games, educational signs and magnificent views along a circuit of under 2 km.

Hike and experience culture – Simplon

Experience the nature and cultural landscape of the Eco-Museum along the Stockalper Trail from Simplon Pass to Simplon Dorf.

Tour of the Mont Rouge (2,491 m) – Veysonnaz

This panoramic trail takes you past the Gouilles, up to the summit of Mont-Rouge. A head-spinning 180° view on the Alps.

360° panoramic hike - Moosalp-Stand

Experience nature across moors and alongside Alpine lake. Enjoy breath-taking views over the mountains of Valais.

Breathtaking view at 3,330 m – Verbier & Nendaz

Make your way to the top of Mont-Fort for an amazing view over the Matterhorn and the Mont-Blanc.

Guided wildlife walks – Thyon

Stags, hinds, ibex, chamois… take your binoculars and follow the guide if you want to observe these animals.

Tour of the Val d’Hérens, educational trails

Spend a couple of days exploring the valley. The sensory trails are an excellent way to get to know the region.

Coolness from the Durnand Gorges – Bovernier

Take in 14 wild waterfalls from wooden footbridges, while hiking in the coolness of the mountains.

“Heido” irrigation channel hike - Visperterminen

The historic Heida bisse above Visperterminen was created pre-1305 to irrigate the famous Heida Vineyards.