You’ll probably know Switzerland’s sunniest region for its most photographed mountain in the world, the Matterhorn in Zermatt. And yet, its 8000km of hiking trails will take you through many, many, many more stones that have been left unturned. 13 of them, to be precise: the thirteen stars on the flag represent the thirteen districts which all boast their own, very distinct character. Enjoy the authentic grandeur of Saas Fee, mingle with the locals in the Val d’Herens, experience a stay in a traditional “mayen” chalet in the Val d’Anniviers, ski down the slopes of Crans Montana from the doorstep of your hotel, or perhaps you’ll visit the UNESCO-protected 23km Aletsch Glacier from the tiny hamlet of Belalp… the variety of landscapes here will leave you dumbstruck. Oh and one more thing: don’t forget to sip a glass of local win… the Valais is the number one wine producing region of Switzerland!
Follow our mountain guide in some of the country’s most impressive gorges for some adrenaline
Ski from the doorstep of your hotel or heli ski in the Alps
Hike on Switzerland’s majestic glaciers
Explore the best of the Alps aboard your mountain bike
Home Away from Home
A serviced traditional “mayen” chalet set in an idyllic secluded location
A ski-in, ski-out boutique spa hotel lost amidst the alps in a village that has beautifully kept its authentic spirit