With its beautiful walking trails, the Val Ferret is also a stage of the celebrated Tour du Mont Blanc trek and the newer but equally stunning Tour du Saint Bernard.
A chalet village of modest size, La Fouly offers numerous forms of accommodation, including campsites, ‘l’aventure sur la paille’ (sleeping in the straw), hotels and rental of alpine chalets. A renowned mountain climbing centre, it is also a popular place for learning rock climbing skills, on artificial walls or cliff faces, and on the famous Dalle de l’Amône. A supermarket and local sports store sell all the equipment you’ll need.
From the high mountain pastures of the Val Ferret comes a fine, flavoursome cheese that adds an undeniable distinction to our fondues and raclettes. The educational trail of the shepherds – on an accessible mountain path - explains how the animals are raised and tended in the mountains.
Not to be missed on the trail: the mountain farmstead of La Peule, awarded the ‘Suisse Pure’ label in 2005 for its accommodation ‘sur la paille’ (in the straw), and the demonstration of traditional cheesemaking.
Skiing reigns supreme, over a modest but varied landscape equally appealing to both children and ‘old hands’. The ski school offers lessons for all levels of ability. Free ride ski routes are available (with a guide). The valley is ideal for cross-country skiing, with routes cut for both classic and skating techniques. Snowshoe trails provide the icing on the cake in this winter paradise. For more information, visit: www.telelafouly.ch.