Bisses

Bisses

Bisse de Vercorin and Bisse de Ricard

The Bisse de Vercorin was built in 1358; it draws water from the Rèche to irrigate the meadows and to drive the water mills downstream of Vercorin. It provides an ideal way of accessing one of the last valleys in this canton which cannot be reached by automobile. Built in 1484, the Bisse de Ricard (also named Bisse de Charogne) sources its water from the Navisence river, irrigating the Chalais hill and feeding smaller bisses downstream on the Rèche. The route of this bisse includes several steep sections. It provides an ideal way of accessing one of the last valleys in this canton which cannot be reached by automobile.

Information

Starting point: Vercorin (1'320m)
Destination: Chippis (532m)
Difficulty: medium
Distance: 16,5 km
Vertical metres: +390m, -1180m
Hiking time: 5h10
Restaurants and pubs: Vercorin, Chippis