Anniviers is apparently derived from Latin "ad nives", which means "at the snow". The eternal snow of the Valaisian Alps forms a stark contrast to the vineyards in the Rhône valley.
How well tourism and mountain farming go together at Lenzerheide is quite evident on a hike from Alp Scharmoin through Alpine forests and past the impressive waterfall of Sanaspans to the Alp of the same name.
The historic pass walk from Leukerbad into the Bernese Oberland via the Gemmi pass can, without exaggeration, be described as the classic among classics. A sense of expectation accompanies the view upwards from Leukerbad to the gigantic rocky peaks of the Gemmi region. Wherever can there be space for a path, is what the justified questions seems to be.
The holiday destination of Charmey is surrounded by numerous fantastic vantage points for views. One of the most beautiful views is visible from Vounetse. The immense peaks of the Vaud and Fribourg Alps tower in the foreground. Behind those summits you can see all the way to Dents Vertes, even up to Mont Blanc. Far below in the valley, the reservoir lake Lac de Montsalvens, glitters in the sunlight.