Cycling in Switzerland

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Hiking in the surroundings

Chemin des berges du Rhône
Chemin des berges du Rhône
Route 258, Ardon–Sion
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Chemin du Vignoble
Chemin du Vignoble
Stage 1, Martigny–Sion
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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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Châteaux de Sion et environs
Châteaux de Sion et environs
Route 140, Sion–St-Germain–Sion
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Biking in the surroundings

Valais Panorama Bike
Valais Alpine Bike
Valais Alpine Bike
Nendaz-Barrage de Cleuson Bike
Nendaz
Cow Fighting Competitions

Cow Fighting Competitions

Valais is proud to possess a bovine breed that is unique in the world: the Héréns breed. This robust cow has the particularity of being a natural fighter in order to establish the hierarchy within the herd. In springtime, they challenge each other to see who will be their leader.
The Val d'Hérens, one of the largest tributary valleys in Valais at around 20 km (12 miles) in length, is the original home of the animals that exude a sense of tradition no longer found elsewhere in Europe today. Year after year, the able-bodied, dark brown fighting cows – only the women – step into the ring to fight for supremacy within the herd and the canton.

The traditional cow fights often attract more than 15,000 spectators. The path to the final in Sion leads the rowdy cows through several heats in the tributary valleys. The winner will achieve fame not just in the canton but also across the nation.
Valais is proud to possess a bovine breed that is unique in the world: the Héréns breed. This robust cow has the particularity of being a natural fighter in order to establish the hierarchy within the herd. In springtime, they challenge each other to see who will be their leader.
The Val d'Hérens, one of the largest tributary valleys in Valais at around 20 km (12 miles) in length, is the original home of the animals that exude a sense of tradition no longer found elsewhere in Europe today. Year after year, the able-bodied, dark brown fighting cows – only the women – step into the ring to fight for supremacy within the herd and the canton.

The traditional cow fights often attract more than 15,000 spectators. The path to the final in Sion leads the rowdy cows through several heats in the tributary valleys. The winner will achieve fame not just in the canton but also across the nation.

Cow Fighting Competitions

Adresse

Wallis Tourismus
Postfach 1469
rue Pré-Fleuri 6
1951 Sion
Tel. +41 (0)27 327 35 90
info@valais.ch
www.valais.ch

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Nendaz
Nendaz
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Hiking in the surroundings

Chemin des berges du Rhône
Chemin des berges du Rhône
Route 258, Ardon–Sion
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Cycling in the surroundings

Chemin du Vignoble
Chemin du Vignoble
Stage 1, Martigny–Sion
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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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Châteaux de Sion et environs
Châteaux de Sion et environs
Route 140, Sion–St-Germain–Sion
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Biking in the surroundings

Valais Panorama Bike
Valais Alpine Bike
Valais Alpine Bike
Nendaz-Barrage de Cleuson Bike