Valais vineyard trail on foot
Along this path you will discover homely wine taverns, typical wine villages and some of the steepes...
On the trace of wine
Fendant, Malvoisie or Heida are just a few of the most famous wines from the Valais. The grapes of these noble wines ripen in the plain between Martigny and Leuk, through which the Chemin du Vignoble passes. Along this path you will discover homely wine taverns, typical wine villages and some of the steepest vineyards in the world. Not only are the grapes that ripen along the Chemin du Vignoble unique - the walk itself is a real treat.
Day 1: Arrival in Martigny | Martigny – Saillon
Luggage drop-off in Martigny and bus ride to Branson to the starting point of the hike. Between Martigny and Saillon, you will find yourself in the land of Gamay and fascinating contrasts: at your feet the fully cultivated Rhone Valley, in the distance the glittering snowfields of the Mont Blanc. The town of Fully is the capital of the Petite Arvine.
Approx. 3.5 h / approx. 12 km / 420 m ascent / 370 m descent
Day 2: Saillon – Sion
Includes steep limestone walls tower imposingly over the debris cones at Chamoson where with gravel beneath them, the vines are almost at risk of burning in the sun. Vétroz - the cradle of the rare Amigne grape variety; and enchanting vine terraces with ancient irrigation channels surrounding Sion. Guided tour of Sion with wine tasting.
Approx. 6 h / approx. 20 km / 785 m ascent / 690 m descent
Day 3: Sion – Sierre
Explore vine terraces that are among the steepest in the world and follow an easy hiking trail to the Coteaux de Sierre, the largest AOC area in Switzerland. End off with an evening raclette tasting in the "Château de Villa".
Approx. 5 h / approx. 18 km / 635 m ascent / 475 m descent
Day 4 : Sierre – Leuk | Departure
A quarter of the Valais Pinot Noir production comes from the Leuk, Varen and Salgesch region. The region is a paradise for nature lovers with surprising new things to be discovered everywhere you look. Don’t miss the fantastic view from the hilltop church near Varen. Individual departure after arrival in Leuk.
Approx. 4 h / approx. 14 km / 490 m ascent / 590 m descent
A wonderful hike through the vineyards of the Valais, on well-developed and unchallenging paths. The somewhat long stages can be shortened easily by using public transport although basic fitness is nonetheless required. The Rhone valley can be very hot in summer.
3 overnight stays incl. breakfast
Daily luggage transfers
Valais connoisseur package*
Voucher for arrival by train**
Detailed tour documentation (1 x per room)
Carefully elaborated route
GPS data available
Not included :
Travelling by public transport on day 1
Tourist tax, if due, is not included in the price.
Option of additional nights - booking after your payment (you will be contacted by our booking team):
Martigny: CHF 95.- (per person in double room)
Single room surcharge: CHF 45.-
Susten: CHF 95.- (per person in double room)
Single room surcharge: CHF 35.-
Up to 29 days before the start of the trip: 20%
28 – 15 days before the start of the trip: 50%
14 – 08 days before the start of the trip: 70%
07 – 1 days before the start of the trip: 90%
0 day before the start of the trip / No–show: 100%
Valais connoisseur package
Discover the best of the Valais. With the Valais Connoisseur Package, visit the wine museums of Salgesch and Sierre, take part in a guided tour of Sion, taste local wines and enjoy a Valaisan plate and a raclette.
Voucher for arrival by train
Leave the car at home! Every participant of a walking or cycling tour in Switzerland will receive a promotion code from the SBB which will allow him or her to deduct CHF 10 from the price of the ticket for arriving by train. The discount is available in the online shop, at the ticket office or via the SBB app. For many journeys, we use the luggage counters at the stations at the beginning and end of the journey to collect your luggage. You can easily combine these services when arriving by train. If you do not need the code for the journey itself, you will be able to use it in the course of 2022. Unfortunately, retroactive refunds are not possible for administrative reasons.