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.
The Trient torrent, which flows from the glacier of the same name, gouged the 200 metre-deep gorge in the rocks. A 187-metre-high bridge built in 1934 connects the two walls of the gorge, and there is a trail along the water below. This gorge is a paradise for climbers and botanists alike. The impressive, 114-metre-high "Pissevache" waterfall nearby is also worth a visit.
In the year 1779, Goethe wrote: "There we were at last, facing the waterfall which surely deserves greater fame than many on this earth. […] We climbed all about, and sat by the waters with a yearning deep within, wishing to remain for hours, nay days of our lives in this place of enchantment."
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