From Valais via the Gemmi Pass to the gentle Simmental and to the Plaine Morte plateau, this part if Switzerland is best discovered at a leisurely pace on foot. Experience waterfalls, mountain lakes, via ferrata, gorges and suspension footbridges ... the choice is yours! An amazing year-round backdrop from hot springs to glaciers ...
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Restaurant and hotel in the mountains. Skiing on the world-renowned slopes of Crans-Montana is not the only pleasure in store for you at this charming chalet. The wood façades have been well-preserved as well as the interior stone walls. With views of the snow-covered mountain peaks, the suites have open fireplaces and jacuzzis that serve as lovely compliments to the relaxing therapies offered by L’Alpage Spa. At the hotel’s gourmet restaurant, chef Franck Reynaud invites you to taste his creations in which “emotion” serves as a guiding force, while those desiring hearty cuisine will find what they seek at Bistrot des Ours. And no visit would be complete without admiring the painting of Felix, the hotel’s former resident donkey. ... Learn moreless
With panoramic views of the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, the Crans-sur-Sierre golf club is undeniably one of Europe’s most spectacular. Since the mid-20th century it has hosted the Swiss Open (now the European Masters), one of the most prized tournaments on the European Tour calendar. Winners include:...Read More less
A favourite spot for cross-country skiers, the Plaine Morte glacier dominates the plateau of the same name. At an elevation of over 2,750m, the glacier extends over almost 10km2 and in places is as much as 200m thick. In good weather, you can take in unrivalled views over the Valais Alps and Mont Blanc....Read More less
Every year since 1957, on the last Sunday in July, the Gemmi Pass has served as the meeting point for shepherds and their sheep with the inhabitants of Bern and Valais. Around 800 sheep are herded around the Daubensee Lake to the sound of traditional yodelling and local choirs. After the traditional...Read More less
Leukerbad is famous for its spas and for over 150 years, an entire world dedicated to the thermal springs has been created here. People come from far afield to take to the 51°C waters that are rich in calcium, sulphur and gypsum. The amazing footbridge crossing the Dala gorges winds for nearly 600m among...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. Large chalets surrounded by evergreen trees, a heavenly view over the mountains, this family hotel in the small ski resort of Kandersteg makes for a postcard perfect setting. Summer or winter, you are invited to savour the delights of the surrounding nature directly accessible from the hotel or to enjoy the many spa facilities (swimming pool, sauna, baths, relaxation area…) built to the latest environmental standards. The rooms are lovely arranged and offer expansive views of the forest or of the mountains. The fine reception, the warm atmosphere, and the wonderful traditional cuisine contribute all the more to reinvigorating the body and soul. ... Learn moreless
Time to move up a gear or two as you tear down the slopes at full speed! From May to October, the Oeschinensee summer toboggan run is one of this region’s most popular attractions. If only for a few moments, be a kid again! This ride delivers a sudden adrenalin rush and at its finish, you can survey...Read More less
Accessible by walking or taking the gondola from Kandersteg village, the amazing Oeschinen Lake draws fishing fans to an altitude of almost 1,578m. Glacier-fed streams flow into this natural lake dominated by sheer rock faces and large numbers of rainbow trout and Arctic char live in its waters. Fishermen...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in the mountains. The Bernese Highlands’ first spa hotel, called Bad Lenk, was built at the end of the 17th century downstream from Balmen, Europe’s richest mountain sulphur source. Today, this spring is an integral part of the architecture at Lenkerhof gourmet spa resort, a magnificent hotel boasting great views of the Wildstrubel and the Plaine Morte Glacier, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The 7-Sources Beauty & Spa is named after the spot where the River Simme rises, drawing energy from the flowing waters. It offers guests a chance to rejuvenate in a setting of natural timber and stone. Within a fabulous landscape, Lenkerhof provides the perfect opportunity to enjoy everything that the mountains have to offer, whatever the season. ... Learn moreless
At an elevation of 1,068m, the tiny village of Lenk looks out onto the impressive Wildstrubel mountain range. A spa resort and also the starting point for a very great many options for hiking (in winter, this site is extremely popular for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing). The village is famous for...Read More less
The Simmental valley is known as the “water valley”. In summer, hikers head to its many waterfalls. There are also natural springs and high altitude lakes with crystal-clear waters. Exiting Lenk, on the climb to the source of the river Simme (Seven Springs, altitude: 1,102m), you can also take in the...Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.