Popular Accommodations in Valais
Highlights in Valais
- Hiking holiday
- Excellent ski resorts
- Castle of St. Maurice
- Fast-night tradition
- Valais Raclette
Most popular in Valais
Vacation rentals in Valais
In the Swiss region of Valais you can ideally combine cultural and nature holidays, for example when you book a holiday apartment in one of the largest towns such as Sion, Monthey, Sierre or Martigny. In addition, you have the opportunity to rent rustic vacation rentals near the ski resorts. The accommodation on Lake Geneva also offers wonderful views.Exclusive vacation rentals in prime locations
Valais not only has a charming landscape to offer you, but also numerous comfortably equipped holiday accommodations. A chalet in the mountains is in many cases equipped with a sauna and a whirlpool. In addition, some landlords provide a bicycle and ski rental service and are happy to pick you up from the station by shuttle service.
Holidays in Valais
Location and orientation
Valais is a Swiss canton bordering France and Italy, as well as the cantons of Vaud, Ticino, Bern and Uri. In linguistic terms, Valais is divided into the German-speaking Upper Valais and the French-speaking Lower Valais. The capital of the region is Sion. The landscape of Valais is characterised by the Rhône Valley, whose river, the Rhône, rises from the glacier of the same name and flows into Lake Geneva.
Travelers and Activities
In Valais, around 8,000 kilometres of well-marked hiking trails await you, leading you over mountain meadows, through larch forests, along rushing mountain streams to high peaks. It is not unusual to encounter chamois, ibex and marmots on the high-altitude and circular trails through untouched natural landscapes.A paradise for winter sports enthusiasts
Valais has almost 3,100 kilometres of ski runs and 603 kilometres of cross-country ski runs to offer, which you can reach shortly from 60 localities. Large ski area you will find in Champoussin, Champéry and Les Crosets. The Mattertal with its ski slopes in Grächen-St.Niklaus, Thyon and Törbel is also beautiful.
The breed of Saint Bernard dog has been bred on the Great Saint Bernard since the end of the 17th century. This tradition is still cultivated today in Martigny by Augustinian monks.
Top 3 travel tips
There are plenty of architectural contemporary witnesses in Wallis. Take a look at the castle of St. Maurice, a fortress with a medieval bridge that also has an interesting exhibition. Also worth seeing is the monastery of St. Maurice, which is a popular destination for pilgrims and hikers. Here you can see the treasure of the old abbey, one of the most important sacred goldsmith's treasures in the world. In addition, there is a large Mauritius shrine to be seen in the monastery.2. Experience ancient customs
Always at carnival, between Maria Lichtmess and the Gigiszischtag, the so-called "Tschäggättä" are up to their nastiness in the Lötschental. They are uncanny masked figures who roam the valley every evening and hunt everyone they meet. The costumes of the Tschäggättä consist of turned over old clothes, skins and a cow bell, the so-called "Trichla", which are fastened to a leather belt.3. Eating Valaisan
The cuisine of the Swiss canton offers a number of regional delicacies, such as Valais rye bread and dried beef from the Valais. A typical dish that you should try is the Valais plate, on which dried meat, raw ham, dried bacon, Valais cheese and rye bread are tastily put together. Furthermore, the Valais raclette together with a drop of Fendant white wine is a special treat for the palate.