Geological sites

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.

Gold Mine
Simplon Pass Brig-Simplon Switzerland
Over 100 years ago, the border village of Gondo employed up to 500 workers in the gold mines. On a guided tour, visitors gather useful information on the history of gold and become fascinated by the yellow precious metal. Mallet and chisel await the discoverers, who may want to pry a bit of the coveted ore from the mine. On the return hike to the gold museum in Gondo they will pass the gold mills. Gold Mine
Simplon Pass
Simplon Pass

Gold Mine

Over 100 years ago, the border village of Gondo employed up to 500 workers in the gold mines. On a guided tour, visitors gather useful information on the history of gold and become fascinated by the yellow precious metal. Mallet and chisel await the discoverers, who may want to pry a bit of the coveted ore from the mine. On the return hike to the gold museum in Gondo they will pass the gold mills.

Season:
May - October