Bisses

Bisses are the historic irrigation channels of the Valais. A bisse is an open ditches delivering priceless water from mountain streams – often by daring routes – to arid pastures and fields, vineyards and orchards. Many bisses are still in use today and so are carefully maintained. Numerous trails accompany these historic watercourses, inviting visitors to varied hikes on historic trails.

Bisse du Torrent-Neuf
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It was sourced from the Morge, leaving the river’s gorge by a very precipitous and undulating route, and it provided an abundant supply of water. Our suggested walk covers a distance of 2.4 km along an elevated path which has been newly restored. The purpose of this type of refurbishment work is to remind us of the scope of the task undertaken by our ancestors. Bisse du Torrent-Neuf
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Bisse du Torrent-Neuf

It was sourced from the Morge, leaving the river’s gorge by a very precipitous and undulating route, and it provided an abundant supply of water. Our suggested walk covers a distance of 2.4 km along an elevated path which has been newly restored. The purpose of this type of refurbishment work is to remind us of the scope of the task undertaken by our ancestors.

Starting point: Les Biniis (1'037m)
Destination: Tripon (955m)
Difficulty: easy
Distance: 9 km
Vertical metres: +200m, -280m
Hiking time: 3h
Restaurants and pubs: Les Biniis, Ste Marguerite, Brac, Tripon