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Anzère

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Anzère
Grand Bisse d'Ayent
Grand Bisse d'Ayent
Route 213, Tseuzier, Barrage–Le Samarin–Forniri–Pertou–Arbaz, Etang-Long
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Cycling in

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Chemin du Vignoble
Chemin du Vignoble
Stage 2, Sion–Leuk
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Châteaux de Sion et environs
Châteaux de Sion et environs
Route 140, Sion–St-Germain–Sion
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Mountain biking in

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Valais Panorama Bike
Valais Panorama Bike
Crans-Montana Bike Marathon
Villages Bike
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Anzère

Anzère lies on a sunny terrace 1500 m above the Rhone Valley and only 15 kilometres from Sitten, the canton capital. It emerged as a winter sports resort in the 1960s and commands magnificent views of the Rhone Valley and Valais Alps, making Anzère wonderful walking country in summer, too, with interesting tours along the historic suonen
Anzère is part of the central Valais community of Ayent at the foot of the Wildhorn massif. It nestles amidst larch and pine forests and enjoys an almost Mediterranean micro-climate.

Anzère is still a young resort: before 1960 it was simply a collection of five small chalets. Thanks to its favoured location, Anzère quickly grew to become a modern but compact holiday village. The surrounding countryside is dotted with alpine huts, usually built in stone or timber toasted a rich brown by the sun.

Because the Ayent-Anzère occupies such a sunny location and has one of the driest climates in Switzerland, farmers in the region have constructed a network of suonen, the irrigation channels ('Bisses’ in French) so typical of the Valais. Three main suonen, 70 km in length, traverse the community. The first suonen date from the middle of the 15th century, and there is an interesting little suonen museum in Anzère.

Summer

The gentle slopes and babbling waters have made the suonen popular as walking trails, including the three-hour tour from Anzère to the reservoir at Tseuzier (and beyond via the Rawil Pass to Lenk in the Bernese Oberland).

There are mountain trails up to the Wildhorn Glacier at 3247 m, and a total of 166 km of marked footpaths in the region. Anzère in summer is ideal for mountain bikes (1 downhill trail black and 4 routes). It also offers climbing, riding, fishing, a hang-gliding school, mountain huts, tennis courts, a heated open-air and indoor pool, mini-golf, beach volleyball and a giant children’s playground. Close by are wine cellars, golf courses, thermal baths and an observatory.

Winter

The ski region stretches from altitudes of 1500 m to 2500 m. There are 14 lift facilities and a wide range of courses and trails for downhill and cross-country skiers, snowboarders and winter hikers. Toboggan enthusiasts will find a super toboggan run, and there are plenty of opportunities for winter hikers and snowshoe walkers.

Highlights

  • Tseuzier Reservoir: a beautiful lake in a partially wooded basin, accessible from Ayent along a narrow road or from Anzère along a suonen trail with views into the Liène Valley.
Anzère lies on a sunny terrace 1500 m above the Rhone Valley and only 15 kilometres from Sitten, the canton capital. It emerged as a winter sports resort in the 1960s and commands magnificent views of the Rhone Valley and Valais Alps, making Anzère wonderful walking country in summer, too, with interesting tours along the historic suonen
Anzère is part of the central Valais community of Ayent at the foot of the Wildhorn massif. It nestles amidst larch and pine forests and enjoys an almost Mediterranean micro-climate.

Anzère is still a young resort: before 1960 it was simply a collection of five small chalets. Thanks to its favoured location, Anzère quickly grew to become a modern but compact holiday village. The surrounding countryside is dotted with alpine huts, usually built in stone or timber toasted a rich brown by the sun.

Because the Ayent-Anzère occupies such a sunny location and has one of the driest climates in Switzerland, farmers in the region have constructed a network of suonen, the irrigation channels ('Bisses’ in French) so typical of the Valais. Three main suonen, 70 km in length, traverse the community. The first suonen date from the middle of the 15th century, and there is an interesting little suonen museum in Anzère.

Summer

The gentle slopes and babbling waters have made the suonen popular as walking trails, including the three-hour tour from Anzère to the reservoir at Tseuzier (and beyond via the Rawil Pass to Lenk in the Bernese Oberland).

There are mountain trails up to the Wildhorn Glacier at 3247 m, and a total of 166 km of marked footpaths in the region. Anzère in summer is ideal for mountain bikes (1 downhill trail black and 4 routes). It also offers climbing, riding, fishing, a hang-gliding school, mountain huts, tennis courts, a heated open-air and indoor pool, mini-golf, beach volleyball and a giant children’s playground. Close by are wine cellars, golf courses, thermal baths and an observatory.

Winter

The ski region stretches from altitudes of 1500 m to 2500 m. There are 14 lift facilities and a wide range of courses and trails for downhill and cross-country skiers, snowboarders and winter hikers. Toboggan enthusiasts will find a super toboggan run, and there are plenty of opportunities for winter hikers and snowshoe walkers.

Highlights

  • Tseuzier Reservoir: a beautiful lake in a partially wooded basin, accessible from Ayent along a narrow road or from Anzère along a suonen trail with views into the Liène Valley.

Arrival and return Anzère

Adresse

Anzère Tourisme
Place du Village
Case postale 33
1972 Anzère
Tel. +41 (0) 27 399 28 00
info@anzere.ch
www.anzere.ch

Services

Places of interest

Irrigation Channel Museum
Irrigation Channel Museum
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Hiking in

Anzère
Grand Bisse d'Ayent
Grand Bisse d'Ayent
Route 213, Tseuzier, Barrage–Le Samarin–Forniri–Pertou–Arbaz, Etang-Long
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Cycling in

Anzère
Chemin du Vignoble
Chemin du Vignoble
Stage 2, Sion–Leuk
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Châteaux de Sion et environs
Châteaux de Sion et environs
Route 140, Sion–St-Germain–Sion
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Mountain biking in

Anzère
Valais Panorama Bike
Valais Panorama Bike
Crans-Montana Bike Marathon
Villages Bike