The Valaisian Suonen Museum is in the heart of the little village of Botyre (Ayent Community).
Small irrigation channels are alimented by glacier water. They have been in place since the 14th Century. Today there are well-groomed hiking trails which follow them.
The Massa Hiking Trail gives hikers a good illustration of how the alpine irrigation system (bisses) worked in the olden days.
Stroll along sleepy trails to the gentle babbling of the Suonen. Discover and experience this Valais legacy for yourself.
In der Gegend um Grächen finden sich gleich vier der berühmten Walliser Bewässerungskanäle.
Scorched by the sun and difficult to access, the steep Valais hillsides are often watered using the so-called "suonen", or irrigation channels. Dug into the ground,...
The "bisses" are traditional irrigation channels used to bring precious glacier water to the cultivated land around Crans-Montana.
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Make your boyhood dreams come true as an apprentice fireman on the legendary Brienz–Rothorn mountain railway! Besides learning all about the line and the vintage 1892...