Crêt du Midi – Rhone Valley and the Alps

Crêt du Midi – Rhone Valley and the Alps

The picturesque holiday village of Vercorin is found at the farthest edge of the Val d'Anniviers, on a piece of land jutting out over the Rhone Valley. From the edge of the village a gondola has been running up the Crêt du Midi, the closest peak between Val d'Anniviers and Vallon de Réchy, since...more

Piora – Ritom funicular railway

Piora – Ritom funicular railway

One of Switzerland's steepest cable cars takes visitors from Piotta to the Alp of Piora. Built in 1921 to aid in the construction of the dam,...more

Muottas Muragl – a front row seat

Muottas Muragl –...

Box seats with a spectacular view are available on the Muottas Muragl, a...more

Dent d'Hérens 4171 m

Dent d'Hérens 4171 m

Way up high, in fact no longer in the drainage basin for the valley, is...more

Crêt du Midi – Rhone Valley and the Alps

The picturesque holiday village of Vercorin is found at the farthest edge of the Val d'Anniviers, on a piece of land jutting out over the Rhone Valley. From the edge of the village a gondola has been running up the Crêt du Midi, the closest peak between Val d'Anniviers and Vallon de Réchy, since 1973.

Sweeping views extend from far into the Val d'Anniviers valley to the glistening white four-thousanders, the Bella Tola on the other valley side, and across the Rhone Valley as far as the Vaud and Bernese Alps.

Crêt du Midi – Rhone Valley and the Alps
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Piora – Ritom funicular railway

One of Switzerland's steepest cable cars takes visitors from Piotta to the Alp of Piora. Built in 1921 to aid in the construction of the dam, nowadays the small red cable car takes 100 visitors per hour to the beautiful hiking region surrounding the mountain lakes of the region of Ritom-Piora.

One of the steepest funicular railways travels from the Leventina to the Ritomsee lake. A special excursion with some extraordinary and varying sights along the way.

Piora – Ritom funicular railway
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Muottas Muragl – a front row seat

Box seats with a spectacular view are available on the Muottas Muragl, a mere 10-minute ride by funicular from the lower parts of the Engadine Valley. Painters and poets admired this scenic beauty early on.

With his keen eye for beautiful landscapes, and unique light conditions, Segantini discovered this special patch of the earth. And sunsets from here are truly remarkable.

Muottas Muragl – a front row seat
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Dent d'Hérens 4171 m

Way up high, in fact no longer in the drainage basin for the valley, is the Dent d'Hérens, from a mountaineer's point of view in the shadow of the Matterhorn, just a few kilometres away. The usual starting point for the difficult route that most people take to the top on the Italian border is the Rifugio Aosta on the southern side of the ridge. The first ascent of the Dent d'Hérens was on 12 August 1863.

Dent d'Hérens 4171 m
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