Cow fights in Valais (VS)

Cow fights take place as cows seek to establish their ranking in the herd. This natural behaviour takes place when the cattle are brought together for the Alpine summer. The strongest cow, known as the "queen", will lead the herd. In addition to these spontaneous clashes, there are also organised... more

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Valais rye bread AOP: the real thing

Rye bread from Valais is the only bread in Switzerland that can proudly bear the AOP label. This carries an obligation: only rye that has been... more

Valais rye bread AOP: the real thing
Charcoal Miners Trail

Charcoal Miners Trail

This 4-hour hiking tour takes you around Mt. Noble, through the Vallon de Réchy (Rechy Valley) and the Ar du Tsan, which boasts an extraordinary... more

Cow fights in Valais (VS)

Cow fights take place as cows seek to establish their ranking in the herd. This natural behaviour takes place when the cattle are brought together for the Alpine summer. The strongest cow, known as the "queen", will lead the herd. In addition to these spontaneous clashes, there are also organised fights in the spring involving Eringer and Evolène cows to determine a regional and cantonal queen.

Cow fights take place throughout the region in which the Hérens breed has its home (Central Valais, Valle d'Aosta in Northern Italy).

Cow fights in Valais (VS)
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Valais rye bread AOP: the real thing

Rye bread from Valais is the only bread in Switzerland that can proudly bear the AOP label. This carries an obligation: only rye that has been grown, milled and processed in Valais can by used to make Valais rye bread AOP. The rustic sourdough bread tastes best when it has been kept for two or three days. It can also be made with walnuts or dried fruit.

Rye bread from Valais is the only bread in Switzerland that can proudly bear the AOP label.

Valais rye bread AOP: the real thing
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Charcoal Miners Trail

This 4-hour hiking tour takes you around Mt. Noble, through the Vallon de Réchy (Rechy Valley) and the Ar du Tsan, which boasts an extraordinary fauna and flora.

This 4-hour hiking tour takes you around Mt. Noble, through the Vallon de Réchy (Rechy Valley) and the Ar du Tsan, which boasts an extraordinary fauna and flora.

Charcoal Miners Trail
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