Alp-Paintball

Boost your adrenalin levels!

This sport involves two teams fighting with the aid of markers and biodegradeable paint "bullets". If you have never tried it, or if it gives you an indescribable rush, come to Evolène.

Living heritage: patois, carnival and national dress

The dialect in the Val d'Hérens is particularly strong. On high days and holidays, people wear traditional costume with bright head-squares and aprons made of velvet and silk. On 6 January, bells ring in the start of Carnival; the "Carnaval d'Hérens" is famous for its "Peluches" (wooden masks) with cat, fox and wolf faces. The people wearing the masks mingle with the spectators and play all kinds of pranks.

Evolène - A sports via ferrata

The rock wall between Evolène and Vilaz is a challenge. Difficult stretches with some steep overhanging rock and a traverse set up for beginners. Exit points are located between the individual sections. Helmet, safety harness, hip belt and mountain shoes are essential. This equipment may be hired at sports outlets.

A sports via ferrata in the French style, with very steep, compact rock with a few slightly overhanging passages and an airy traverse. Short walk-in (marked); the via ferrata comprises several sections, and there is a possible exit point at the end of each section.