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La Fouly VS

La Fouly VS

La Fouly is a tranquil resort on the St. Bernhard Pass in a setting of unspoilt, rugged beauty. Traditional alpine farming and cheese-making are still important to the valley’s economy.
La Fouly at an altitude of 1600 metres is the last village in the Val Ferret and a centre of mountaineering surrounded by well-known climbing peaks such as Dolent, Tour noir and Aiguille d’Argentière. La Fouly is also a stage on the Mont Blanc and St. Bernard routes. The valley is an area of great scenic beauty with many hikes in the border triangle between Switzerland, France and Italy.

This small resort is dominated by characteristic mountain chalets. Many of the villages in the valley still operate communal bakeries (four banal) that are open several times throughout the year. They were originally built to safeguard against fire hazards. One of the most important historic buildings is the Ferret Chapel which dates back to 1707.

La Fouly is the starting point of a shepherd theme trail that explains how livestock are reared and tended in the mountains. Along the route is the Alp de la Peule, where cheese-making demonstrations can be watched. The famous Eringer fighting cows graze on the mountain pastures; they spend around 100 days a year on the alps and give around 500 litres of milk each. Three to five dairymen are responsible for cheese-making and tending the animals. 100kg of milk gives around 11kg of cheese. 200 cows take part in competitions at the traditional spring cow fighting events at the end of April – the best six in each category proceed to the cantonal final at Aproz.

The wolf is one of the valley’s new – and intermittent – inhabitants. Solitary wolves have been sighted regularly since 1994 and spark controversy among the region’s farmers. La Fouly has a host of outdoor leisure pursuits to offer: mountain biking, paragliding, hiking, mountaineering and rock climbing in summer and a wide range of snow sports in winter.

Highlights

  • Unspoilt villages and landscapes, Ferret Chapel built in 1707
  • Community bakeries at Rosière, Reppaz, Commeire, Soulalex, Verlonne, Prassurny, Somlaproz, les Arlaches
  • Shepherd theme trail explaining livestock husbandry in the mountains
  • Diverse network of hiking and mountain biking trails
La Fouly is a tranquil resort on the St. Bernhard Pass in a setting of unspoilt, rugged beauty. Traditional alpine farming and cheese-making are still important to the valley’s economy.
La Fouly at an altitude of 1600 metres is the last village in the Val Ferret and a centre of mountaineering surrounded by well-known climbing peaks such as Dolent, Tour noir and Aiguille d’Argentière. La Fouly is also a stage on the Mont Blanc and St. Bernard routes. The valley is an area of great scenic beauty with many hikes in the border triangle between Switzerland, France and Italy.

This small resort is dominated by characteristic mountain chalets. Many of the villages in the valley still operate communal bakeries (four banal) that are open several times throughout the year. They were originally built to safeguard against fire hazards. One of the most important historic buildings is the Ferret Chapel which dates back to 1707.

La Fouly is the starting point of a shepherd theme trail that explains how livestock are reared and tended in the mountains. Along the route is the Alp de la Peule, where cheese-making demonstrations can be watched. The famous Eringer fighting cows graze on the mountain pastures; they spend around 100 days a year on the alps and give around 500 litres of milk each. Three to five dairymen are responsible for cheese-making and tending the animals. 100kg of milk gives around 11kg of cheese. 200 cows take part in competitions at the traditional spring cow fighting events at the end of April – the best six in each category proceed to the cantonal final at Aproz.

The wolf is one of the valley’s new – and intermittent – inhabitants. Solitary wolves have been sighted regularly since 1994 and spark controversy among the region’s farmers. La Fouly has a host of outdoor leisure pursuits to offer: mountain biking, paragliding, hiking, mountaineering and rock climbing in summer and a wide range of snow sports in winter.

Highlights

  • Unspoilt villages and landscapes, Ferret Chapel built in 1707
  • Community bakeries at Rosière, Reppaz, Commeire, Soulalex, Verlonne, Prassurny, Somlaproz, les Arlaches
  • Shepherd theme trail explaining livestock husbandry in the mountains
  • Diverse network of hiking and mountain biking trails

Arrival and return La Fouly VS

Adresse

Office du tourisme de La Fouly
Batterie 350
1944 La Fouly
Tel. +41 (0)27 775 23 84
lafouly@saint-bernard.ch
www.saint-bernard.ch

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Bivouac du Dolent-La Maye CAS (unbewartet)
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Places of interest

The Flore-Alpe alpine garden
The Flore-Alpe alpine garden
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Hiking in

La Fouly VS
Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 26, Col du Gd St-Bernard–La Fouly
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Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 27, La Fouly–Champex
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