Since 1906, the funicular railway has carried residents and guests from the centre of Locarno up through the gorge to Orselina, the starting point of today's designer cable car to Cardada. The panoramic chairlift makes the final ascent to Cimetta, situated high above Lake Maggiore at 1,450m.
From St. Saphorin in a diverse route going uphill and downhill through the vines to Lutry. Indeed, it is on the Lavaux Vineyard Terraces where bon vivants get into top gear.
Apart from actually climbing the Matterhorn, there is hardly a more difficult hike in this area than the one leading from the Schwarzsee to Zermatt, passing by Trift and the Trift Gorge. But the effort is well worth it:singular vistas are the hiker's steady companion and an especially impressive part of the hike is that the Matterhorn seems close enough to touch.
A hundred kilometers of hiking trails follow the historic water channels ("bisses") around the sun-drenched resort of Nendaz. This route starts from the village centre and continues along the "Bisse du Milieu" (Middle Channel) to Planchouet, with its water catchments. Return to the village via the "Bisse Vieux" (Old Channel).