Situated at 1500m high above the left bank of the Rhone River, La Tzoumaz was once known as Mayens-de Riddes, mountain settlement (Maiensäss, or “May community”) of Riddes. The name points to an old tradition of summer pasture for grazing cattle. The typical Valais fighting cows, called Eringer, can still be seen here.
In summer, the village of La Tzoumaz, offer a wide range of sports activities. The choice includes themed walks, mountain bike and scooter trails, a tennis court and playgrounds to enliven your days in the summer sun.
The village has also a public swimming pool with sauna, as well as an open-air natural ice rink. The snow conditions are excellent, thanks to the northern exposure, and the La Tzoumaz toboggan run is the longest in Western Switzerland.