Visperterminen - Europe’s highest vineyard

Description

Head to the start of the educational wine trail via PostBus, then make your way along Valais’s historic dry-stone walls up to the St. Jodern Wine Cellars, learning exciting facts about the local wine culture as you progress through the walk. Once you reach the wine cellar, you’ll get the chance to taste some local wines, including Heida, as well as trying a number of culinary specialties. Once you’ve finished your tasting, the PostBus will take you to Visperterminen. You can round off your day there with lunch and a circular hike along the Bisse de Beitra, enjoying the view of the Bietschhorn and Matterhorn mountains along the way.

The experience is conducted in French and German only.

Programme

  • 10.10-10.14am: Bus ride from Visp "Busterminal" to the bus stop "Toppi"

  • 10.15-11am: Hike along the wine trail up to the St. Jodern Winery - total length: 2 kilometres; walking time: 45 minutes; altitude: 789 to 880 metres; difficulty: easy

  • 11-11.45am: Commented tasting of Heida wine and three other wines accompanied by culinary specialities (rye bread, mountain cheese)

  • 12.05-12.10pm: Walk to the bus stop Visperterminen "Kellerei"

  • 12.16-12.33am: Bus journey from Visperterminen "Unterstalden" to the final stop Visperterminen "Busterminal"

  • 12.33-2pm: leisurely lunch in the heart of the Heidadorf

  • 2-4pm: circular walk along the Suone Beitra - total length: 6 kilometres; walking time: 2 hours; altitude:1300 to 1450 metres; difficulty: easy

  • 4.18-4.41/5.25-5.48/6.25-6.48pm: Return journey from Visperterminen "Busterminal" to Visp

  • 4.57pm/5.57pm/6.57pm: Visp station, train departure to Bern

    5.06pm/6.06pm/7.06pm: Visp station, train departure to Lausanne

Included in the price

  • Wine tasting, accompanied by a plate of mountain cheese and rye bread

  • Crispy pork schnitzel with roast potatoes and baked vegetables served with 1dl Heida or Pinot Noir

  • Bus ride Visp - Visperterminen return journey

If you have a Half Fare or GA Travelcard, please present your valid ticket to the bus driver.

If you are travelling with your own vehicle (and do not wish to take advantage of the included bus trip), please select the "SBB GA Travelcard" fare below.

Head to the start of the educational wine trail via PostBus, then make your way along Valais’s historic dry-stone walls up to the St. Jodern Wine Cellars, learning exciting facts about the local wine culture as you progress through the walk. Once you reach the wine cellar, you’ll get the chance to taste some local wines, including Heida, as well as trying a number of culinary specialties. Once you’ve finished your tasting, the PostBus will take you to Visperterminen. You can round off your day there with lunch and a circular hike along the Bisse de Beitra, enjoying the view of the Bietschhorn and Matterhorn mountains along the way.

The experience is conducted in French and German only.

Programme

  • 10.10-10.14am: Bus ride from Visp "Busterminal" to the bus stop "Toppi"

  • 10.15-11am: Hike along the wine trail up to the St. Jodern Winery - total length: 2 kilometres; walking time: 45 minutes; altitude: 789 to 880 metres; difficulty: easy

  • 11-11.45am: Commented tasting of Heida wine and three other wines accompanied by culinary specialities (rye bread, mountain cheese)

  • 12.05-12.10pm: Walk to the bus stop Visperterminen "Kellerei"

  • 12.16-12.33am: Bus journey from Visperterminen "Unterstalden" to the final stop Visperterminen "Busterminal"

  • 12.33-2pm: leisurely lunch in the heart of the Heidadorf

  • 2-4pm: circular walk along the Suone Beitra - total length: 6 kilometres; walking time: 2 hours; altitude:1300 to 1450 metres; difficulty: easy

  • 4.18-4.41/5.25-5.48/6.25-6.48pm: Return journey from Visperterminen "Busterminal" to Visp

  • 4.57pm/5.57pm/6.57pm: Visp station, train departure to Bern

    5.06pm/6.06pm/7.06pm: Visp station, train departure to Lausanne

Included in the price

  • Wine tasting, accompanied by a plate of mountain cheese and rye bread

  • Crispy pork schnitzel with roast potatoes and baked vegetables served with 1dl Heida or Pinot Noir

  • Bus ride Visp - Visperterminen return journey

If you have a Half Fare or GA Travelcard, please present your valid ticket to the bus driver.

If you are travelling with your own vehicle (and do not wish to take advantage of the included bus trip), please select the "SBB GA Travelcard" fare below.

Duration

People usually spend 8 hours here.
Location

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