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Walk to the "Pierres à cupules"

Stones like these, with round or oval hollows measuring from 1 – 30 cm are not only found in the Alps but also in Australia and South Africa. Were they made by man? For what purpose? The 11 km round trip to the "Pierres à cupules" goes from...more

Alp-Paintball

Alp-Paintball

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Living heritage: patois, carnival and national dress

Living heritage:...

The dialect in the Val d'Hérens is particularly strong. On high days and...more

Evolène Region

Evolène Region

Evolène is the fourth largest commune, in area, in Switzerland. Its...more

Walk to the "Pierres à cupules"

Stones like these, with round or oval hollows measuring from 1 – 30 cm are not only found in the Alps but also in Australia and South Africa. Were they made by man? For what purpose? The 11 km round trip to the "Pierres à cupules" goes from Evolène via Villa, Mayen de Cotter and Volovron back to Evolène. It takes about five hours. It climbs 800 m and then goes down again.

Alp-Paintball

Boost your adrenalin levels!

This sport involves two teams fighting with the aid of markers and biodegradeable paint "bullets". If you have never tried it, or if it gives you an indescribable rush, come to Evolène.

Living heritage: patois, carnival and national dress

The dialect in the Val d'Hérens is particularly strong. On high days and holidays, people wear traditional costume with bright head-squares and aprons made of velvet and silk. On 6 January, bells ring in the start of Carnival; the "Carnaval d'Hérens" is famous for its "Peluches" (wooden masks) with cat, fox and wolf faces. The people wearing the masks mingle with the spectators and play all kinds of pranks.

Evolène Region

Evolène is the fourth largest commune, in area, in Switzerland. Its territory offers an extensive choice of activities for everyone.

Evolène is the fourth largest commune, in area, in Switzerland. Its territory offers an extensive choice of activities for everyone.