The Valais is home to some of the most impressive gorges, caves and grottos in the Alps. Whether by suspended bridge, gallery or boat, exploring the dark grottos and deep gorges of the Valais is an absolutely thrilling experience. This unique and magical world was shaped over millions of years by the immense forces of nature. And not only are the gorges and grottos spectacular in themselves – the story of their discovery has fascinated visitors for decades.
There is a hiking trail that begins in the village of Salvan, passing through larch forests and entering the Dailley Gorge near Van d'en Bas. The trail leading through the gorge was completely renovated in 1995: the gangways, galleries and stairs lead across some vertigo-inducing heights. The Salanfe River has been diverted in order to provide electricity for thousands of homes. Nevertheless, the upper reaches of this river are still breathtaking: the Salanfe crashes through the narrow gorge and you can glimpse the distant snow-clad peaks on the horizon towering high above the Rhone Valley. A real treat for incurable romantics!
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