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The Wine Trail in Valais.

Highlights

  • Hiking in the middle of the vineyards
  • Martigny
  • Sion
  • City walk
  • Wine tasting
  • Raclette tasting

Day 1

Arrival in Martigny

Travel by public transport from your starting point in Switzerland to Martigny. Overnight stay in Martigny.

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Day 2

Martigny – Saillon 

Bus ride to Branson to the starting point of the hike. Between Martigny and Saillon, you will find yourself in the land of Gamay and fascinating contrasts: at your feet the fully cultivated Rhone Valley, in the distance the glittering snowfields of Mont Blanc. The town of Fully is the capital of the Petite Arvine.

Details: approx. 12 km ↑ 420 m ↓ 370 m
Duration: approx. 3.5 h

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Day 3

Saillon – Sion

Steep limestone walls tower imposingly over the debris cones at Chamoson. The vines have gravel underneath them and almost burn in the sun. Vétroz is the cradle of the rare grape variety Amigne. Enchanting vine terraces with ancient irrigation channels surround Sion. Guided tour of Sion with wine tasting.

Details: approx. 20 km ↑ 785 m ↓ 690 m
Duration: approx. 6 h

Panorama over Sion with a view of the Rhone Valley

Day 4

Sion – Sierre

A sea of vines surrounds Sion and spills up to the castle-crowned twin rocks of Valeria and Tourbillon. The vine terraces are among the steepest in the world. Easy hiking trail to the Coteaux de Sierre, the largest AOC area in Switzerland. Evening raclette tasting in the Château de Villa.

Details: approx. 18 km ↑ 635 m ↓ 475 m
Duration: approx. 5 h

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Day 5

Sierre – Leuk

A quarter of the Valais Pinot Noir production comes from the Leuk, Varen and Salgesch region. The region is a paradise for nature lovers. Everywhere you can discover new and surprising things. Fantastic view from the hilltop church near Varen. 

Details: approx. 14 km ↑ 490 m ↓ 590 m
Duration: approx. 4 h

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Departure

Return journey by public transport from Leuk/Susten to your final destination in Switzerland or extension of your stay (on request).

Varen Pfyn-Finges-Nature-Park
Walliser Weinweg Karte

Tour characteristic

A wonderful hike through the vineyards of the Valais. The paths are well developed and easy to walk on. The sometimes long stages can be shortened without any problems by public transport. Basic fitness is nevertheless necessary. In summer it can get very hot on the plain.

The Chemin du Vignoble with SchweizMobil

Inclusions

  • 5 nights incl. breakfast in middle-class hotels
  • Rail journey 2nd class from/to Swiss start/end point
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Valais gourmet package: admission to the wine museums in Salgesch and Sierre, guided tour of Sion and tasting of local wines and a plate of Valais raclette.
  • Best worked out route guidance
  • Travel documents (1 x per room) including SchweizMobil Plus subscription
  • Service-Hotline
  • Price applies per person in a double room in low season, 2nd class rail travel, Half-Fare travelcard basis
  • Booking period: all year round
  • Travel period: Arrival daily except Friday, low season from 19.03. - 31.03. | 15.04. - 12.05. | 23.09. - 15.10.2023, high season from 01.04. - 14.04. | 13.05. - 22.09.2023

Good to know

  • Additional nights in Martigny and Leuk/Susten can be booked on request.
  • Visitor's tax, if due, not included in the tour price
  • Bus journey from Martigny to Branson not included in the tour price (approx. CHF 2 with Half-Fare Card)
  • Bookings can be accepted up to 5 working days before arrival (express fee CHF 50.00 for 5 working days before arrival)
  • Organisation of the trip: local cooperation partner

Travel documents

  • We provide you with all documents for your trip digitally.
  • Luggage tags are usually left for you at the arrival hotel.
  • On the road, you can easily find your way around using the SwitzerlandMobility app and other freely accessible aids. Background information and all other documents are delivered electronically and can be downloaded to your cell phone in advance.