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.

La Lée Copper
Zinal Val d'Anniviers Switzerland
The mine is located above Zinal on the left bank of the Navizence, 1,920m above sea level. The hike from Zinal to the copper mine takes about 1.5 hours on foot. The site offers plenty in the way of historic, social and technical interest. You will find details on the history of mining and the adventures of the miners in the Alps. The tunnels extend 500 m into the mountain. Information boards tell you everything you could wish to know about the mining profession and explain how the Alps were created. La Lée Copper
Zinal
Zinal

La Lée Copper

The mine is located above Zinal on the left bank of the Navizence, 1,920m above sea level. The hike from Zinal to the copper mine takes about 1.5 hours on foot. The site offers plenty in the way of historic, social and technical interest. You will find details on the history of mining and the adventures of the miners in the Alps. The tunnels extend 500 m into the mountain. Information boards tell you everything you could wish to know about the mining profession and explain how the Alps were created.

Season:
June - October