Treasure hunt

Treasure hunt

Following the water from dam to stream

The treasure hunt begins at Siviez with a chairlift ride up to Tortin. En route, you can admire the mighty Cleuson dam to your left; on your right, if you watch carefully, you may spot marmots as they emerge from their burrows. Once at Tortin, take the path that climbs up to the “Japanese Garden”. Along the way, you will find various stops with clues and puzzles; at the top, enjoy gorgeous views and pristine nature all around. Follow the same path back down to reach the next stop near the chairlift station at Tortin. The treasure hunt continues with a gentle walk through the forest to Siviez. Note: the Tortin chairlift is open from July to September. A single ticket from Siviez to Tortin costs CHF 10.- for adults and CHF 5.- for children.

Facts

Safety information and equipment: Hiking gear. Sun protection (cream and hat). Snacks and drinks. Bring a pencil for answering the puzzles. Mont-Fort: warm clothing and protection against the wind are recommended if you decide to take the cable car to the summit of the Mont-Fort.
Suggestion: The footpaths along the eight “bisses” (historical irrigation channels) around Nendaz form a magnificent network of beautiful walks for all the family – 98 km in all.
Public transports: Train to Sion; then PostBus from Sion to Siviez.
Parking: Free parking is available at Siviez.