The Irrigation Channels of Nendaz : The Historic Water Trail

The Irrigation Channels of Nendaz : The Historic Water Trail

Top 100 Excursions – Scorched by the sun and difficult to access, the steep Valais hillsides are often watered using the so-called "suonen", or...more

Ascona

Ascona

Holiday destinations and Cities – Ascona is Switzerland's lowest lying town. It is located at 196 meters above sea level on the...more

Vitznau

Vitznau

Winterdestinations – Vitznau lies in an idyllic bay of Lake Lucerne at...more

San Gottardo - Nostalgia on the Tremola

San Gottardo -...

Summer mountain tips – Even the Romans avoided the...more

The Irrigation Channels of Nendaz : The Historic Water Trail

The Irrigation Channels of Nendaz : The Historic Water Trail – Scorched by the sun and difficult to access, the steep Valais hillsides are often watered using the so-called "suonen", or irrigation channels. Dug into the ground, hanging from rocks or carved from them, they are a constant reminder of the farmers' struggle against drought. Today, picturesque hiking trails follow these historic water channels.

A wonderful waterworld: 100 kilometres of hiking trails run through the sun-drenched Nendaz region along these historic irrigation channels.

The Irrigation Channels of Nendaz : The Historic Water Trail
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Ascona

Holiday destinations and Cities – Ascona is Switzerland's lowest lying town. It is located at 196 meters above sea level on the northern shore of Lago Maggiore, also called Lake Langen. Ascona is famous for its mild climate, its Old Town and a lake promenade which is dotted with street cafés and boasts a Latin ambience.

Ascona is Switzerland's lowest lying town. It is located at 196 meters above sea level on the northern shore of Lago Maggiore, also called Lake Langen. Ascona is famous for its mild climate, its Old Town and a lake promenade which is dotted with street cafés and boasts a Latin ambience.

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Vitznau

Winterdestinations – Vitznau lies in an idyllic bay of Lake Lucerne at the foot of the Rigi. This holiday resort in central Switzerland is a popular starting point for numerous excursions around the lake, primarily however up the famous Rigi, lookout point and walkers’ paradise: a rack railway leads from Vitznau to Rigi Kulm.

Vitznau lies in an idyllic bay of Lake Lucerne at the foot of the Rigi. This holiday resort in central Switzerland is a popular starting point for numerous excursions around the lake, primarily and naturally, up the famous regional mountain.

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San Gottardo - Nostalgia on the Tremola

Summer mountain tips – Even the Romans avoided the immense mass of the Gotthard. The Pass only gained significance around the year 1200, when the Schöllenen Ravine between Göschenen and Andermatt was developed. Today the Gotthard Pass is the most important North-South connection.

Even the Romans avoided the immense mass of the Gotthard. The Pass only gained significance around the year 1200, when the Schöllenen Ravine between Göschenen and Andermatt was developed. Today the Gotthard Pass is the most important North-South connection.

San Gottardo - Nostalgia on the Tremola
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