36 Chemin du vignoble
36 Chemin du vignoble
36 Chemin du vignoble
36 Chemin du vignoble
36 Chemin du vignoble
36 Chemin du vignoble

Hiking

Chemin du vignoble

Chemin du vignoble

Martigny–Leuk

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Chemin du vignoble

Chemin du vignoble

The 74-km Wine Trail leads through the band of vineyards between Leuk and Martigny. The stretch can be covered in four stages, the best times being spring or autumn – in summer it’s hot and humid in the vineyards.
Wherever you see the River Rhone in the Valais, the vineyards on the steep mountain flanks immediately catch your eye. They stretch down the valley for 100 kilometres from Visp to Lac Lèman, covering an area of 12,850 acres. The largest band of vineyards, an almost continuous ribbon on the north slopes, lies between Leuk and Martigny. The Valais Wine Trail winds gently up and down through this area for 66 kilometres and can be easily covered in four stages.

Below the vineyards, flanked by Alpine ridges, flows the Rhone. The river has fashioned the landscape for thousands of years, and still does today. Characteristic are the hills and steep slopes, which are favourable for top-quality wine cultivation. The four main types of grape are Chasselas (Fendant), Johannisberg, Pinot noir and Gamay. But local types such as Amigne, Humagne, Petite Arvine, Resi (Rèze) or Cornalin are also being increasingly planted. Alongside these are rarer «specialities» such as Lafnetscha, Himbertscha or Gwäss, but also better-known types like Malvoisie (Pinot gris), Marsanne blanche (Ermitage), Heida (Paien) and Syrah.

The best times for vineyard visits are spring and autumn. In summer it’s hot and humid. A vineyard hike in winter is also an attractive alternative.
The 74-km Wine Trail leads through the band of vineyards between Leuk and Martigny. The stretch can be covered in four stages, the best times being spring or autumn – in summer it’s hot and humid in the vineyards.
Wherever you see the River Rhone in the Valais, the vineyards on the steep mountain flanks immediately catch your eye. They stretch down the valley for 100 kilometres from Visp to Lac Lèman, covering an area of 12,850 acres. The largest band of vineyards, an almost continuous ribbon on the north slopes, lies between Leuk and Martigny. The Valais Wine Trail winds gently up and down through this area for 66 kilometres and can be easily covered in four stages.

Below the vineyards, flanked by Alpine ridges, flows the Rhone. The river has fashioned the landscape for thousands of years, and still does today. Characteristic are the hills and steep slopes, which are favourable for top-quality wine cultivation. The four main types of grape are Chasselas (Fendant), Johannisberg, Pinot noir and Gamay. But local types such as Amigne, Humagne, Petite Arvine, Resi (Rèze) or Cornalin are also being increasingly planted. Alongside these are rarer «specialities» such as Lafnetscha, Himbertscha or Gwäss, but also better-known types like Malvoisie (Pinot gris), Marsanne blanche (Ermitage), Heida (Paien) and Syrah.

The best times for vineyard visits are spring and autumn. In summer it’s hot and humid. A vineyard hike in winter is also an attractive alternative.
65 km | 4 Stages
2400 m | 2300 m
easy (hiking trail) | medium

Arrival | return travel

Arrival / return travel Branson, Pont du Rhône
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Arrival / return travel Leuk
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Services

Accommodation

Martigny Boutique Hôtel
Martigny Boutique Hôtel
Martigny
Restaurant et Camping de la Sarvaz
Restaurant et Camping de la Sarvaz
Saillon
Chambres d’hôtes B&B de la Madeleine
Chambres d’hôtes B&B de la Madeleine
Vétroz
Auberge de Jeunesse Sion
Auberge de Jeunesse Sion
Sion
Hôtel du Rhône
Hôtel du Rhône
Sion
Guesthouse Petit Pré
Guesthouse Petit Pré
St-Léonard
Chalet Diognysos bed + breakfast
Chalet Diognysos bed + breakfast
Crans-Montana
B & B La Forge de Diogne
B & B La Forge de Diogne
Crans-Montana
Castel de Daval
Castel de Daval
Sierre
B&B zum Schleif
B&B zum Schleif
Varen
Hotel-Restaurant Relais Bayard
Hotel-Restaurant Relais Bayard
Susten
Schlosshotel Leuk
Schlosshotel Leuk
Leuk Stadt
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Bookable offers

36 Chemin du vignoble
36 Chemin du vignoble
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Places

Saillon
Saillon
Sion
Sion
Sierre, Salgesch et environs
Sierre, Salgesch et environs
Leuk
Leuk
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Places of interest

Musée de la Fausse Monnaie
Musée de la Fausse Monnaie
Vigne et Passerelle à Farinet
Vigne et Passerelle à Farinet
Valère and Tourbillon
Valère and Tourbillon
Irrigation Channel Museum
Irrigation Channel Museum
The underground lake of Saint-Léonard
The underground lake of Saint-Léonard
Valais Wine and Vine Museum
Valais Wine and Vine Museum
Pfyn-Finges Nature Park
Pfyn-Finges Nature Park
Bridge over the Dalaschlucht
Bridge over the Dalaschlucht
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Swimming

Bains de Saillon
Bains de Saillon
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
Municipal swimming pool in Grône
Municipal swimming pool in Grône
Outdoor Swimming Pool Lac de Géronde
Outdoor Swimming Pool Lac de Géronde
"Guillamo" indoor swimming pool in Siders
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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.
Signalization