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Hiking in the surroundings

Chemin des Bisses
Chemin des Bisses
Stage 5, St-Martin–Vercorin
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Chemin du Vignoble
Chemin du Vignoble
Stage 2, Sion–Leuk
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 4, Sierre–Martigny
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Biking in the surroundings

Valais Alpine Bike
Grône
Val de Réchy

Val de Réchy

The Val de Réchy, which is located to the south of Sierre, is an untamed natural valley. Its unspoiled state, natural streams, mountain lakes and blanket mires with their interesting flora make Val de Réchy a very worthwhile hiking destination.
Whereas in the past, water pipes were installed for the irrigation of agricultural plantations, today the water in many places is harnessed for the production of electricity. Valais is the Swiss canton with the highest number of reservoirs. Despite this, some valleys have remained unspoiled and the Val de Réchy south of Sierre is one of these.

The valley is accessed from its upper section by road and provides optimum conditions for peaceful walking and the observation of wildlife. The landscape has typical Ice Age features: glacial knobs, moraines and so-called "Karmulden”, i.e. cirque hollows formed by past glaciers.

The mountain stream "La Rèche” follows its natural course and there is an extensive blanket mire with a wide variety of plant species in the upper part of the valley.
The Val de Réchy, which is located to the south of Sierre, is an untamed natural valley. Its unspoiled state, natural streams, mountain lakes and blanket mires with their interesting flora make Val de Réchy a very worthwhile hiking destination.
Whereas in the past, water pipes were installed for the irrigation of agricultural plantations, today the water in many places is harnessed for the production of electricity. Valais is the Swiss canton with the highest number of reservoirs. Despite this, some valleys have remained unspoiled and the Val de Réchy south of Sierre is one of these.

The valley is accessed from its upper section by road and provides optimum conditions for peaceful walking and the observation of wildlife. The landscape has typical Ice Age features: glacial knobs, moraines and so-called "Karmulden”, i.e. cirque hollows formed by past glaciers.

The mountain stream "La Rèche” follows its natural course and there is an extensive blanket mire with a wide variety of plant species in the upper part of the valley.

Val de Réchy

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Bundesamt für Umwelt
Bundesinventar der Landschaften
und Naturdenkmäler von nationaler Bedeutung (BLN)
BLN-Objekt-Nr. 1718
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bln@bafu.admin.ch
www.bafu.admin.ch/bln

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Hiking in the surroundings

Chemin des Bisses
Chemin des Bisses
Stage 5, St-Martin–Vercorin
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Cycling in the surroundings

Chemin du Vignoble
Chemin du Vignoble
Stage 2, Sion–Leuk
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 4, Sierre–Martigny
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Biking in the surroundings

Valais Alpine Bike