212 Chemin des Bisses de Sion
212 Chemin des Bisses de Sion

Hiking

Bisses de Lentine et de Mont d’Orge

Bisses de Lentine et de Mont d’Orge

Drône–Lac du Mont d’Orge–Pont-de-la-Morge

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Bisses de Lentine et de Mont d’Orge

Bisses de Lentine et de Mont d’Orge

Two channels are at the heart of this walk: you’ll follow the one from Lentine until it joins Lac du Mont d’Orge with its nature reserve. The Mont d’Orge channel leads you to well-known wineries, such as «Domaine du Mont d’Or». On the way down to the valley you’ll enjoy a view of Sion from the terraced vineyards.
The walk begins at the hamlet of Drône, which is part of the community of Savièse along the Bisse de Lentine. A part of it flows in concrete conduits. The vineyards (home of Fendant, Johannisberg, Dôle and other Valais wines), orchards, Mediterranean forests, «Guérites» (huts used for work in the vineyards) and views of the Valais Alps and the Rhone Valley accompany hikers on the way to Lac Mont d’Orge, which is dominated by the ruins of a medieval castle and surrounded by unspoilt nature (included in the inventory of natural heritage sites).

The path then winds through the Domaine du Mont d’Or, a 24-hectare estate spread over 220 terraces. The Bisse du Mont d’Orge, built in 1885, carries water from Lac du Mont d’Orge and supplies the southern face of the hill, including the renowned Mont d’Or estate. A short descent through a terraced vineyard takes hikers to the Bisse with views over the city of Sion and its famous medieval castles (Tourbillon and Valère) sitting atop two hills.

The walk ends on the plain in Pont-de-la-Morge. The eponymous river originates in the Sanetsch area, where a mountain pass separates the cantons of Valais and Berne at an elevation of 2,252 metres.
Two channels are at the heart of this walk: you’ll follow the one from Lentine until it joins Lac du Mont d’Orge with its nature reserve. The Mont d’Orge channel leads you to well-known wineries, such as «Domaine du Mont d’Or». On the way down to the valley you’ll enjoy a view of Sion from the terraced vineyards.
The walk begins at the hamlet of Drône, which is part of the community of Savièse along the Bisse de Lentine. A part of it flows in concrete conduits. The vineyards (home of Fendant, Johannisberg, Dôle and other Valais wines), orchards, Mediterranean forests, «Guérites» (huts used for work in the vineyards) and views of the Valais Alps and the Rhone Valley accompany hikers on the way to Lac Mont d’Orge, which is dominated by the ruins of a medieval castle and surrounded by unspoilt nature (included in the inventory of natural heritage sites).

The path then winds through the Domaine du Mont d’Or, a 24-hectare estate spread over 220 terraces. The Bisse du Mont d’Orge, built in 1885, carries water from Lac du Mont d’Orge and supplies the southern face of the hill, including the renowned Mont d’Or estate. A short descent through a terraced vineyard takes hikers to the Bisse with views over the city of Sion and its famous medieval castles (Tourbillon and Valère) sitting atop two hills.

The walk ends on the plain in Pont-de-la-Morge. The eponymous river originates in the Sanetsch area, where a mountain pass separates the cantons of Valais and Berne at an elevation of 2,252 metres.
8 km | 1 Stage
40 m | 380 m
2 h 05 min
easy (hiking trail) | easy

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Drône, village
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Arrival / return travel Pont-de-la-Morge, centre
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Contact

Office du Tourisme de Sion
Place de la Planta 2
1950 Sion
Tel. +41 (0)27 327 77 27
info@siontourisme.ch
www.siontourisme.ch

Services

Accommodation

Auberge de Jeunesse Sion
Auberge de Jeunesse Sion
Sion
Hôtel du Rhône
Hôtel du Rhône
Sion
TCS Camping Sion
TCS Camping Sion
Sion
Chambres d’hôtes B&B de la Madeleine
Chambres d’hôtes B&B de la Madeleine
Vétroz
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Places of interest

Valère and Tourbillon
Valère and Tourbillon
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Swimming

Outdoor pool Blancherie in Sitten
Outdoor pool Blancherie in Sitten
Outdoor pool Sitterie in Sitten
Outdoor pool Sitterie in Sitten
Indoor swimming pool de l'Ancien Stand Sion
Indoor swimming pool de l'Ancien Stand Sion
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Signalization

Signalization
For hiking, follow the logo indicated on the yellow signposts. Take a printout of our web map on your hike for safety's sake.
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