Switzerland - Valais (Chapter)
This is the Valais chapter from Lonely Planet’s Switzerland guidebook.
Valais is a salacious natural beauty with landscapes that leave you dumbstruck - how can any hike, bike, ski tour be anything but great? The west speaks French, the east German, united by fine wine and glorious cheese.
- visit Martigny for fine art at Fondation Pierre Gianadda and cheese fondue with a difference
- walk a St Bernard dog on the soul-stirring Col du Grand St Bernard
- lounge alfresco on a chaise lounge in a bubbly whirlpool as snow falls on surrounding peaks at high-altitude thermal spa Leukerbad
- restaurants & accommodation
Coverage includes: Martigny & around, Verbier, Sion & around, Sierre, Salgesch, Crans-Montana, Val d’Anniviers, Leuk, Leukerbad, Visp, Zermatt, Saas Fee, Brig and Aletsch Glacier.
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