Emosson – railways and reservoir

Emosson – railways and reservoir

Three unusual trains take visitors to the Emossen Reservoir Lake. Even getting to Emossen by taking the train from Martigny towards Chamonix, traveling through the almost impassable ravine, is an adventure.more

Café- Restaurant de Plan-Cerisier

Café- Restaurant de Plan-Cerisier

This restaurant is situated above Martigny in a small paradise that is protected by law. Valais specialities are: Raclette, fondue, cheese platter...more

Martigny – Leuk Wine Trail

Martigny – Leuk...

This wine trail leads through the Valais vineyards from Martigny to...more

Crossing the Great St. Bernard Hill

Crossing the...

You can set out on a real hike across the Alps, leaving from the Great...more

Emosson – railways and reservoir

Three unusual trains take visitors to the Emossen Reservoir Lake. Even getting to Emossen by taking the train from Martigny towards Chamonix, traveling through the almost impassable ravine, is an adventure.

Four scenic railways lead to the Emosson reservoir. And adventure commences in Martigny, on through the cut out Trient Valley, finally arriving at the 180 meter-high dam walls.

Café- Restaurant de Plan-Cerisier

This restaurant is situated above Martigny in a small paradise that is protected by law. Valais specialities are: Raclette, fondue, cheese platter and brisolée (in autumn). In summer, salad buffet and barbecue. Extensive selection of regional wines (30 specialities white and red).

Café- Restaurant de Plan-Cerisier

Martigny – Leuk Wine Trail

This wine trail leads through the Valais vineyards from Martigny to Leuk. There are three versions: a footpath, a bike trail, and a road for vehicles. Wines can be tasted without appointment at many points along the route. One section of the footpath (3 or 4 days’ hiking in all) is the Vineyard Path from Sierre to Salgesch, with its informative wine museum.

Opened in spring 2007, the wine trail is an ideal way to discover the Valais and birthplace of some delightfully palatable regional wines.

Crossing the Great St. Bernard Hill

You can set out on a real hike across the Alps, leaving from the Great St. Bernard hill accompanied by friends or family and arriving at the vilage of La Fouly, via the wild Val Ferret. The thousand-year-old hospice in Great St. Bernard is the point of departure for this hike.

The thousand-year-old hospice in Great St. Bernard is the point of departure for this hike.