The "Poyas" Trail

"Poya" is the local word for the route taken by the cows to the alpine pastures in summer. The tour takes nearly 4 hours and is 15 km long. The starting point is the railway station in Estavannens. From there, the route goes via Grandvillard to Lessoc. The church in Lessoc has an ancient carved... more

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On the trail of history in the...

On the trail of history in the Simplon region more

On the trail of history in the Simplon region

The "Poyas" Trail

"Poya" is the local word for the route taken by the cows to the alpine pastures in summer. The tour takes nearly 4 hours and is 15 km long. The starting point is the railway station in Estavannens. From there, the route goes via Grandvillard to Lessoc. The church in Lessoc has an ancient carved wooden ceiling and noteworthy frescoes. In the centre of the village is a fountain with a well-known legend attached to it.

In the Intyamon valley, the “poya” is the annual ascent of farmers and cattle to the high pastures – a scene depicted in naïve paintings on wood that hang over the cowshed doors of many farms.

On the trail of history in the Simplon region

On the trail of history in the Simplon region

Simplon Pass was an important Pass Crossing connecting the Valais to Northern Italy as early as the Middle Age. The renowned merchant Kaspar von Stockalper used the route for his transactions, as did Napoleon later on. The region of the Simplon offers hikers an incredible mountain panorama and an impressive alpine flora. Alpine roses as far as the eye can see...

Storia & Palazzi.

The picturesque villages of the Engadin are known for their palatial houses built by old local families and elegant sanatoria now converted to fine hotels: both comprise this tour’s “Living Palaces”, alongside world-class historical sights.

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Storia & Palazzi.