Colours and flavours of autumn

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Excursion tips and suggestions

Enjoy the best autumn moments in Valais with our selected adventure tips. The most beautiful mountain bike and hiking tours, recommendations for gourmets or a selection of sights for a road trip through the Valais autumn landscape.

Out and about in the mountains

Autumn in Valais is accompanied by more bountiful sunshine and warmer temperatures than elsewhere in Switzerland. The sweeping larch forests gleam golden, while the mountain peaks are already sprinkled with white. Enjoy the Indian summer in Valais as a hiker or mountain biker.

Fine food and wine

Autumn is the culinary climax of the year: venison, chestnuts and grapes entice gourmets and wine lovers alike. Many wine cellars offer tastings and organise wine-themed hikes or other events to celebrate the grape harvest in a fitting way. With magnificent vineyards all around, you’ll learn more about the many grape varieties, the time-consuming care and special love devoted to wine, plus a host of other wine-related stories. A weekend to switch off, unwind and enjoy the beautiful mountain panorama.

Castles, fortresses and wonders of nature

Imposing edifices bear testimony to the turbulent history of Valais and Switzerland and their trade routes across the Alps. Geological formations such as caves and ravines, the work of nature rather than human hands, hold a particular fascination for many people. Autumn is the perfect season for cultural discoveries: the sun is pleasantly mild; the castles, fortresses and the rock stand in stark contrast to the blaze of autumn colours.

Recreation in and at the water

What could be more relaxing than a wellness weekend in the mountains? Everyone should take a break in autumn: switch your phone to silent mode and leave the everyday grind behind you. If you’re not a big fan of wellness, you can still recharge your batteries and enjoy active relaxation by hiking up to a mountain lake or reservoir.