Aletsch Glacier

Aletsch Arena
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet
+41 27 928 58 58

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The Aletsch Glacier (in German Aletschgletscher) is the largest glacier in the Alps, with a length of about 23 km and a surface of more than 120 sq km. It is situated in the Eastern Alps of the canton of Valais.

Bettmeralp

Aletsch Arena AG
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet
+41 27 928 58 58

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Clinging to the mountain slopes above the upper Rhone Valley, Bettmeralp is a car-free village, just like Saas Fee and Zermatt. You can get there by cable car... or on foot!

Blatten

Munizipal- und Burgergemeinde Blatten
Gisentell 41
CH-3919 Blatten
+41 27 939 12 05

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Highest inhabited part of Lötschental, 1540 m above the sea, this picturesque village and the neighboring hamlets are Swiss Heritage Sites, and the region is included in the Jungfrau-Aletsch protected area (UNESCO World Heritage site).

Bouveret (Le)

Office du Tourisme
Place de la Gare
CH-1897 Le Bouveret
+41 24 481 51 21

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This charming Valaisan village is situated at the mouth of the Rhone where it feeds into Lake Geneva. It is known for its beautiful beach and its amusement parks, the Aquaparc and the Swiss Vapeur Parc.

Brig / Brigue

Brig Belalp Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 1
CH-3900 Brig
+41 27 921 60 30

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Brig (in French Brigue) is the last town at the upper end of Valais, where very important railway lines meet, mainly the Geneva-Milano and the Bern-Lötschberg-Simplon lines.

Champéry

Champéry Tourisme
Résidence Opaline
CH-1874 Champéry
+41 24 479 20 20

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The charming Valaisan resort of Champéry is nestled at the foot of the Dents du Midi and Dents Blanches massifs at an altitude of 1,050m.

Derborence

Office du Tourisme de Conthey, Vétroz et Ardon
Rue des Fougères 18
CH-1964 Châteauneuf-Conthey
+41 27 346 72 01

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A hamlet in the Municipality of Conthey, in the canton of Valais (Switzerland), located at 1,450 metres in an isolated valley on the south side of the Bernese Alps. One of the highlights of any Swiss trip!

Euseigne

Administration communale d'Hérémence
Place de l'Eglise - Case postale 16
CH-1987 Hérémence
+41 27 282 50 20

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A village in Val d'Hérens (Valais), famous for its natural sand pyramids topped with rocks. A quite strange sight!

Fiesch

Eggishorn Tourismus
Furkastrasse 44
CH-3984 Fiesch
+41 27 970 60 70

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In the Goms Valley, at the foot of Eggishorn, a peak overlooking Aletschgletscher. Goms Valley stretches from Brig to 3 alpine passes connecting Wallis (Valais) to Tessin (Nufenen), Bern (Grimsel) and Uri (Furka). Great area for summer hikes and winter sports.

Fouly (La)


Office du Tourisme
CH-1944 La Fouly
+41 27 783 27 17

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In Val Ferret, at 1,600 m altitude, a village set in a wild alpine setting. It is a family resort with a bewitching character, and one of the stopovers of the Mont Blanc tour. Winter sports and summer hikes of every level.

Furka

Furka Railway Association postal address: Verein Furka-Bergstrecke
Steinacherstr. 6
CH-8910 Affoltern a/A
+41 848 000 144

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The Furka Pass, 2429 m over sea level, is a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps, connecting the Goms Valley (Valais/Wallis), to Andermatt (Uri, Central Switzerland), along the Rhône Glacier. Scenes of Goldfinger, with Sean Connery as James Bond, were shot here.

Gornergrat

Office de tourisme de Zermatt
Bahnhofplatz 5
CH-3920 Zermatt
+41 27 966 81 00

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The Gornergrat is, together with the Matterhorn, the big star of Zermatt. It is a summit ridge at 3133 m altitude offering breathtaking views of the glaciers and the highest peaks of the Alps.

Grand-Saint-Bernard

Office du tourisme du Grand-St-Bernard
Col du Gd-St-Bernard
CH-1946 Bourg-St-Pierre
+41 27 783 32 48

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The high mountain pass between Valais in Switzerland and Val d'Aoste in Italy. Home of the famous St-Bernard rescue dog, the one that has a keg around the neck!

Grimsel

Haslital Tourismus
Bahnhofplatz 12
CH-3860 Meiringen
+41 33 972 51 51

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The Grimsel is a Swiss high mountain pass, 2,165 m above sea level, connecting the Haslital (upper valley of the Aar river, in Bernese Highland) to the Rhone Valley, in Valais. It is situated near the source of the Rhone River.

Lötschberg

Reisezentrum Kandersteg
Bahnhof (Railway Station)
CH-3718 Kandersteg
+41 58 327 41 14

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Many mountain passes connect north and south of the Alps, but most are not accessible by car. Loetschberg Tunnel car shuttle train, between Kandersteg and Goppenstein, is the only connection open all year long between Bern and Valais.

Lötschental

Lötschental Tourismus

CH-3918 Wiler
+41 27 938 88 88

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One of the most remote alpine valleys of Switzerland, where during carnival week, in February, the dreadful figures of Tschäggätta, clad in furs and wearing grotesque masks, streak through the valley after dusk and invade the villages to hunt down and frighten anyone who is still out of home...

Leuk/Loèche

Leuk-Tourismus
Bahnhof 5
CH-3952 Susten/VS
+41 27 473 10 94

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Between Sierre and Gampel, a satellite communication station will catch your eye. It's the big ears of the Swiss Intelligence Service. Have a look to the left: you'll see the little city of Leuk, with its castle renovated by renowned architect Mario Botta.

Marécottes (Les)


Office du Tourisme Les Marécottes-Salvan
CH-1923 Les Marécottes
+41 27 761 31 01

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Les Marécottes is a family resort situated in the Trient Valley, connecting Martigny in Valais and Chamonix in France. A very beautiful area with many attractions for kids and parents alike.

Martigny

Office du Tourisme
Place Centrale 9
CH-1920 Martigny
+41 27 721 22 20

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A Gallic-Roman town, Martigny is a favorite destination for gastronomy, congresses, fairs, and it's an important crossroads of the Alps, with mountain passes to France (Forclaz Pass to Chamonix) and Italy (Grand-Saint-Bernard Pass to Aosta).

Matterhorn/Cervin

Office de tourisme de Zermatt
Bahnhofplatz 5
CH-3920 Zermatt
+41 27 966 81 00

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Matterhorn... or, in French, Cervin... The most mythical summit of Switzerland, or even Europe! South of Zermatt, on the border between Switzerland and Italy, peaking at 4,478 m (14,691 ft) above the sea.

Miex

Vouvry Tourisme
Grand-Rue 25
CH-1896 Vouvry
+41 24 482 12 21

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Miex, above the village of Vouvry, in Chablais, is the starting point for many beautiful hikes, especially to beautiful Lake Tanay.

Monthey

Tourist Office
Place Centrale 3
CH-1870 Monthey
+41 24 475 79 63

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Heart and economic capital of the Chablais and gate to Val d'Illiez, Monthey is known for its festive character and love of culture.

Mörel

Aletsch Arena
Furkastrasse 39
CH-3983 Mörel-Filet
+41 27 928 58 58

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Situated in the upper Rhone Valley, 10 km north-east of Brig, the small village of Mörel is the departure point for the cable cars to Riederalp and the Hohfluh and Moosfluh viewpoints on the Aletsch Glacier.

Ovronnaz


Office du Tourisme
CH-1911 Ovronnaz
+41 27 306 42 93

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10 km from the motorway, at the foot of the Muverans chain, the holiday resort of Ovronnaz enjoys a mild, tonic climate at an ideal altitude of 1,350 metres.

Pas de Morgins

Office de Tourisme de Morgins
Place du Carillon 1
CH-1875 Morgins
+41 24 477 23 61

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Pas de Morgins (1,371 m above sea level) is a mountain pass in the Alps connecting Monthey in Switzerland and Abondance in France. It's a nice stop for a walk or just to rest a while, as you'll find there a beautiful little lake in an enchanting surrounding...

Saas-Almagell

Service-Center Saas-Almagell
Dorfplatz
CH-3905 Saas-Almagell
+41 27 958 18 88

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Saas-Almagell is the last of the three villages lined up along the Saastal, the valley above which the famous destination of Saas Fee is perched.

Saas-Balen


Tourismusbüro Saas-Balen
CH-3908 Saas-Balen
+41 27 957 24 56

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Saas-Balen is the first of the three villages lined up along the Saastal, the valley above which the famous destination of Saas Fee is perched.

Saas-Fee

Saas-Fee/Saastal Tourismus
Obere Dorfstrasse 2
CH-3906 Saas-Fee
+41 27 958 18 58

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High above the Saastal, Saas Fee is like Zermatt a village without cars, at the foot of 13 mountains over 4,000 m above sea level.

Saas-Grund

Infocenter Hohsaas
Seilbahnstrasse 18
CH-3910 Saas-Grund
+41 27 958 18 55

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When driving from Visp towards Zermatt, in Stalden the alpine valley divides in two: the right branch is the Mattertal, climbing to Zermatt and the Matterhorn, and the left branch is the Saastal, nicknamed Free Republic of Holidays.

Saillon

Office du tourisme
Route du Centre Thermal 23
CH-1913 Saillon
+41 27 743 11 88

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A beautiful medieval village on a rocky hill in the middle of the wineyards of Valais, part of the Inventory of Swiss Heritage Sites, where was killed Farinet, a famous outlaw known as the Robin Hood of the Alps.

Saint-Gingolph (CH/F)


Le Château
CH-1898 St-Gingolph
+41 24 482 70 22

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This village, on the Franco-Swiss border on the south bank of Lake Geneva, boasts the longest beach on the lake, in a unique setting at the mouth of the Morge river, connecting the French Haute-Savoie with the Swiss Valais.

Saint-Léonard

Administration communale
Rue Centrale 22
CH-1958 Saint-Léonard
+41 27 205 76 00

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Located in Valais, along the Rhone valley, in the heart of the Swiss Alps, St-Léonard is not only renowned for its subterranean lake, the largest in Europe, but also for its orchards and wineyards.

Saint-Maurice

Office du Tourisme
Avenue des Terreaux 1 - Case postale 110
CH-1890 Saint-Maurice
+41 24 485 40 40

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A small town at the border between Chablais (Rhône Lowlands) and Valais (Swiss Alps), with a prestigious abbey and mysterious fortresses.

Salgesch / Salquenen

Gemeindeverwaltung Salgesch
Kirchstrasse 6
CH-3970 Salgesch/Salquenen
+41 27 452 21 31

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Situated at the linguistic border of Valais/Wallis, just East of Sierre and Pfyn Forest, Salquenen, or Salgesch in German, is a winegrowers village where you'll find some of the best Swiss wines. Really.

Sanetsch

Office du Tourisme de Savièse
Case postale 143
CH-1965 Savièse
+41 27 395 27 37

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Sanetsch Pass, 2252m above sea level, connects Valais to Saanenland (Gstaad area). It's open only from June till September, but it's really worth the visit!

Sierre

Office du Tourisme de Sierre, Salgesch et Environs
Place de la Gare 10
CH-3960 Sierre
+41 27 455 85 35

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Sierre, between Sion and Salgesch, is the self-proclaimed Swiss Wine Capital. And this little town deserves the mention, as it hosts the Valais Museum of Wine and Winegrowing, in Castle of Villa, a must-visit!

Sion

Office de Tourisme de Sion
Place de la Planta 2
CH-1950 Sion
+41 27 327 77 27

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Oldest town of Switzerland with some 7,000 year of history and capital of the Valais, Sion is rich of 4 castles, 4 museums and a beautiful historical center, but it is a modern city, with all facilities and much more.

Torgon

Office du Tourisme
La Jorette
CH-1899 Torgon
+41 24 481 31 31

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Situated at 1,100 m over sea level, the peaceful village of Torgon overlooks the Rhône valley and offers a splendid panoramic view of the surrounding French and Swiss Alps.

Verbier

Verbier/Bagnes Tourisme

CH-1936 Verbier
+41 27 775 38 88

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All the beauty and charm of a mountain village developed in harmony with its surroundings. More than 400 km of well-kept footpaths, and a ski area extending between 1,500 and 3,300 metres above sea level in a spectacular mountain landscape.

Viège / Visp

Tourist Info Visp
Bahnhofstrasse 10
CH-3930 Visp
+41 27 946 18 18

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Visp (in French Viège) is a town in the German-speaking part of Valais, at the lower end of the Mattertal and Saastal valleys climbing to Zermatt and Saas Fee.

Zermatt

Office de tourisme de Zermatt
Bahnhofplatz 5
CH-3920 Zermatt
+41 27 966 81 00

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Probably the best known Swiss place in the whole world: situated at the foot of the Matterhorn (Cervin), the most picturesque mountain of Europe, it is an ideal starting point to discover the highest peaks of the Alps, some 4,000 m above sea level.

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