A stroll through this village is the highlight of any visit to the Val d'Anniviers. The narrow, pedestrianised main street is lined with sun-blackened wooden houses adorned with hundreds of fiery red geraniums. In the cellar of the Burgher House, a white glacier wine is aged in the “Tonneau de l'Evêque” cask.
The Val d'Anniviers is a place you have to see. The well paved mountain road up by the gorge is a delight in itself, especially when the snowy mountains suddenly appear at the end of the valley.
The picturesque Valais village of Grimentz at an altitude of 1,564m belongs to the municipality of Anniviers in the eponymous valley. A tour of the village reveals all of its charms - and the Burgher House from 1550 forms the center of the village. In its cellar, a white glacier whine matures in old larchwood barrels – a speciality of the nomadic farmers of the past. Historically, this wine was only served if the bishop came to visit during the year.
The Val d'Anniviers has 100 kilometres of scenic hiking trails and biking routes. In the glacier forefield of the Moiry-glacier one can observe various geomorphological forms, as well as areas of ice and block glaciers that are covered by a lot of moraine debris. The skiing area ranges up to an altitude of 3000 meters in the winter. The offerings are complemented by a Fun Park, guided tours, cross country ski runs, a toboggan run and winter hiking trails.
Adrenaline junkies can prove their courage on a 410-meter long Via Ferrata with a shaky rope bridge and a spectacular Tyrolienne near the Moiry Reservoir Lake.
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Anniviers Liberté - Your freedom pass from June to October
By accommodating in Anniviers between June 1st and October 31st and by paying your tourist tax, you can benefit from the Pass Anniviers Liberté, which gives you access freely to more than 20 activities and free transport. All the information is available on www.anniviers-liberte.ch