Hiking, skiing, and mountain-biking – experience the beauty of the Valais for yourself
Alongside snowy mountains, glaciers and expansive vineyards, the region invites you to enjoy some fantastic food and drink
Linguistically, the Valais is split – French in the Lower Valais and German in the Upper Valais. Mind you, the somewhat rustic dialect of the latter can be difficult to understand even if you're Swiss.
If you love winter sports, you'll love the Valais. Countless pistes surrounded by majestic 4000-ers are bound to put a smile on your face. Snow is guaranteed on the 2,400 km of runs, because the region is home to the highest ski areas in Switzerland. The Matterhorn near Zermatt is known around the world, but there is more to the Valais than that – the Aletsch Glacier, for example. This stunning ice flow is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the largest and longest glacier in the Alps.
You'll encounter Valais traditions no matter what the time of year. During carnival season, for example, masked "Tschäggättä" wearing animal skins, terrifying hand-carved wooden masks and cowbells appear in narrow alleyways and give anyone out after closing time a proper fright. Cow-fighting is another tradition, in which the powerful Herens breed compete to be queen. They're special in that they fight each other for their place in the herd hierarchy. Humans simply make the rules, divide the cows into classes according to age and weight, and act as referees.
Food and Drink
With some 500 hectares of vines, the Valais is the biggest wine-growing region in Switzerland. It provides ideal conditions for more than 60 varieties, which are used to make numerous well-known wines.
A little-known fact is that the Dalai Lama himself has a property here. Farinet is the smallest officially recognized vineyard in the world, producing 1,000 bottles a year that are sold to benefit charitable causes. And if you haven't already tried it, a glass of white wine is the perfect accompaniment to raclette or fondue after a long hike.
Places to Stay
How about staying in a traditional chalet, prepared for you with lots of attention to detail? It's a tempting prospect. They may be a common sight in the Valais, but no two chalets are alike. Why not browse our website for inspiration?
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Wellness: Sauna, Steam Bath, Physiotherapy, Massages
Our appealing wellness area includes Finnish sauna with stone oven, steam bath, physiotherapy, massages, and a terrace for sunbathing and admiring the view. Towels, slippers, and bathrobe are included. Sauna: CHF 20.00 Steam bath: CHF 15.00 Sauna + steam bath CHF 25.00 Physiotherapy, massages, and donkey milk-based beauty products are available upon request. https://www.lanave.ch/spazio-benessere/#
Adventure in the "Tipi Redfire"
Immerse yourself in the world of the Indians! Authentic adventure feeling in the middle of nature. The "Tipi Red Fire" consists of one room and is equipped with a double bed and two single beds (bed linen included), which can accommodate four people. In addition, two camp beds can be set up. Cost per unit: two persons CHF 142, four persons CHF 163, all fees included.
Experience a Model Railway
Experience a fantastic hobby with a passionate model railroader. Paul Stadtmüller will be happy to show you his greatest passion. You will learn to build parts of the model railway yourself. Later you will be allowed to manoeuvre the train, possibly even using a model railroad part that you made yourself. This course is free of charge.
Press Flowers and Leaves
Do you love nature? We are happy to accompany you collecting flowers and leaves, which are then professionally pressed and dried. We will guide you in assembling them into a wonderful picture. Ideal to give as a gift or to enjoy yourself. This course is free of charge.
Discover Wild and Romantic Nature
Nature guide, Denis Büschi, will lead you on rarely-used routes through the Reichenbachtal. He will show you nature and the unique mountain world on short or longer hikes, in the summer and in the winter. Or learn more in our seminars about the power of thought and about GEH-spräche "Coaching while Walking". Further information: www.zwirgi.ch
Adventure in the "Jurte Khulan"
Have you ever wanted to go to Mongolia and did not find the time or the opportunity? An overnight stay in the yurt takes you to a special world. Soak up the colorful atmosphere. The "Jurte Khulan" has a small double bed and two single beds, plus a stove for heating and cooking. Cost per unit: two persons CHF 142, four persons CHF 163, all fees included.
Ride in an Historic Carriage Interlaken-Viktoria
Enjoy a ride in an historic carriage Interlaken-Viktoria. Let yourself be driven along the Höhematte, past Interlaken Castle, over the turquoise-blue Aar, and through the historic old town of Unterseen. Package starting at 2 nights with breakfast buffet and a carriage ride included, in a double or family room starting at CHF 320. Bookable with us now until the end of October.
Moon Ritual, He & She, or a Break with Girlfriends?
Celebrate. Centre yourself. Free your soul. Enjoy. Or just BE! Would you like to bathe in the moonlight and celebrate its presence? Do you want to spend time alone? Or with your friend? You are welcome to take a look at my special offers here: https://callofremembrance.com/remembrance_english.html Groups are welcome upon request. I look forward to seeing you!
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