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Route 258, Ardon–Sion
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Route 140, Sion–St-Germain–Sion
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Stage 3, Sierre–Martigny
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Veysonnaz

Veysonnaz is a mountain village typical of the Valais canton, situated on a slope above Sion, with beautiful views over the Rhone valley and to the Bernese Alps. The hiking area extends right up to the high peaks of the Valais Alps. In winter, Veysonnaz forms part of the "Four Valleys" skiing area, with over 400 km of prepared slopes.
The little resort of Veysonnaz, located at about 1200 m, is 13 kilometres by road from Sion, the capital of the canton of Valais. Far below is the broad Rhone valley, and opposite, the northern chain of the Valais Alps, with the wide glaciers of the Plaine Morte. To the west, you can see as far as the bend in the valley where Martigny is situated. Veysonnaz combines a modern tourist infrastructure with its original village features and the authentic way of life of the upland and alpine economy. Taking the cows up the mountain in June and the (bloodless) cow fights between the naturally combative Eringer (Hérens) cows of the Valais are traditions that are still alive and well here.

Summer

There are about 300 km of footpath in the area around Veysonnaz, and there are also opportunities for more challenging tours in the high mountains. The walks take you through unspoilt nature: in Veysonnaz, the flora and fauna and grazed pastureland are all protected. The "Bisse de Vex", a traditional open irrigation channel ("Suone") typical of the Valais and dating from the 15th century, has been extensively restored for 12 kilometres of its length and now the water is flowing again. These "Suonen" give some idea of the concerns local people had about water, and nowadays provide pleasant walks with no great differences in altitude, but mostly with fantastic views.

For families with children aged between 4 and 8, in the peak summer season there is a children's entertainment programme provided every day in the "Bears' Club". Older children can meet up in the "Sun + Fun Club".

Winter

As soon as the snow comes, Veysonnaz becomes a winter sports paradise. World Cup races take place on the "Piste de l'Ours" above Veysonnaz. The huge "Four Valleys" skiing area stretches from Veysonnaz and the adjacent Les Collons / Thyon 2000, taking in Nendaz and Mont Fort (3330 m), and extending as far as Verbier and La Tzoumaz, opening up no fewer than 410 km of slopes and 95 lifts for skiers of all abilities. Naturally, there are winter sports schools for children and adults, as well as lots of alternative winter activities for non-skiers.

Highlights

  • Suonen – these are ancient irrigation channels which run along the contours of the land, generally with no great differences in altitude, making for very pleasant walks.
  • Sitten (Sion) – visit the capital of the Valais during your holiday, for a cultural excursion, a shopping trip or a gourmet meal out.
  • The pyramids of Euseigne – the village of Euseigne, where the valley divides into the Val d'Hérens and the Val d'Hérémence, has unusual rock formations, created by natural erosion and visible from far away.
  • Grande Dixence dam in the Val d'Hérémence - at 285 metres high, the highest dam in the world. Daily guided tours inside the dam wall.
Veysonnaz is a mountain village typical of the Valais canton, situated on a slope above Sion, with beautiful views over the Rhone valley and to the Bernese Alps. The hiking area extends right up to the high peaks of the Valais Alps. In winter, Veysonnaz forms part of the "Four Valleys" skiing area, with over 400 km of prepared slopes.
The little resort of Veysonnaz, located at about 1200 m, is 13 kilometres by road from Sion, the capital of the canton of Valais. Far below is the broad Rhone valley, and opposite, the northern chain of the Valais Alps, with the wide glaciers of the Plaine Morte. To the west, you can see as far as the bend in the valley where Martigny is situated. Veysonnaz combines a modern tourist infrastructure with its original village features and the authentic way of life of the upland and alpine economy. Taking the cows up the mountain in June and the (bloodless) cow fights between the naturally combative Eringer (Hérens) cows of the Valais are traditions that are still alive and well here.

Summer

There are about 300 km of footpath in the area around Veysonnaz, and there are also opportunities for more challenging tours in the high mountains. The walks take you through unspoilt nature: in Veysonnaz, the flora and fauna and grazed pastureland are all protected. The "Bisse de Vex", a traditional open irrigation channel ("Suone") typical of the Valais and dating from the 15th century, has been extensively restored for 12 kilometres of its length and now the water is flowing again. These "Suonen" give some idea of the concerns local people had about water, and nowadays provide pleasant walks with no great differences in altitude, but mostly with fantastic views.

For families with children aged between 4 and 8, in the peak summer season there is a children's entertainment programme provided every day in the "Bears' Club". Older children can meet up in the "Sun + Fun Club".

Winter

As soon as the snow comes, Veysonnaz becomes a winter sports paradise. World Cup races take place on the "Piste de l'Ours" above Veysonnaz. The huge "Four Valleys" skiing area stretches from Veysonnaz and the adjacent Les Collons / Thyon 2000, taking in Nendaz and Mont Fort (3330 m), and extending as far as Verbier and La Tzoumaz, opening up no fewer than 410 km of slopes and 95 lifts for skiers of all abilities. Naturally, there are winter sports schools for children and adults, as well as lots of alternative winter activities for non-skiers.

Highlights

  • Suonen – these are ancient irrigation channels which run along the contours of the land, generally with no great differences in altitude, making for very pleasant walks.
  • Sitten (Sion) – visit the capital of the Valais during your holiday, for a cultural excursion, a shopping trip or a gourmet meal out.
  • The pyramids of Euseigne – the village of Euseigne, where the valley divides into the Val d'Hérens and the Val d'Hérémence, has unusual rock formations, created by natural erosion and visible from far away.
  • Grande Dixence dam in the Val d'Hérémence - at 285 metres high, the highest dam in the world. Daily guided tours inside the dam wall.

Arrival and return Veysonnaz

Adresse

Veysonnaz Tourisme
Case postale 103
1993 Veysonnaz
Tel. +41 (0) 27 207.10.53
tourism@veysonnaz.ch
www.veysonnaz.ch

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Veysonnaz
Chemin des Bisses
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Stage 4, Veysonnaz–St-Martin
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Chemin des Bisses
Stage 3, Nendaz–Veysonnaz
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Chemin des berges du Rhône
Chemin des berges du Rhône
Route 258, Ardon–Sion
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Chemin du Grand Bisse de Vex
Chemin du Grand Bisse de Vex
Route 255, Les Mayens-de-Sion–Les Mayens-de-Sion
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Cycling in

Veysonnaz
Chemin du Vignoble
Chemin du Vignoble
Stage 1, Martigny–Sion
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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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Veysonnaz
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Veysonnaz
Rhône Skate
Rhône Skate
Stage 3, Sierre–Martigny
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