The bisses, for example, are the oldest works of agricultural engineering in Switzerland. These irrigation canals, dug into the ground and rock or built of wooden boards, are important witnesses of the long struggle to provide reliable irrigation for cultivated areas. The almost level footpaths that run alongside them now offer delightful hiking opportunities, taking walkers on a journey through time – from the 15th century until today. The soul of Nendaz also fi nds expression in the old villages, and in the buildings shaped by local culture: barns, grain stores, traditional houses, mills and chapels.
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