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Alpine Passes Trail
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Barme

Barme

The small Valais hamlet of Barme at the far end of the Val d’Illiez is popular with ornithologists, mountain climbers and hikers. It is the starting point of dozens of climbing and hiking routes and the most important stage on the Alpine traversal route for migratory birds.
This village on the border to France used to be a smugglers’ stronghold. A theme trail takes visitors back to the days when merchandise was smuggled between France and Switzerland over perilous mountain paths. Idyllic Barme is also a stop on the yearly route to the south for millions of migratory birds and thousands of birds of prey. An important bird banding station is situated on the Col de Bretolet pass. Between the months of August and October, the area is a paradise for ornithologists.

Hikes through the intact and idyllic landscape with its abundant flora and fauna are a special experience. There are various theme trails offering detailed, in-depth information about the region’s geology, fauna, flora and topography. There are a large number of challenging climbs and a mountain-bike trail that leads through the Val d’Illiez to Barme and back.

The milk from the native Hérens cows is made into cheese in the Alpine dairies. These specialities can be tasted at two guesthouses at Barme that are open from the end of May to the beginning of October.

Highlights

  • Ideal place for bird-watching
  • Abundance of climbing and hiking tours in all categories
  • Geology, flora and fauna theme trails
The small Valais hamlet of Barme at the far end of the Val d’Illiez is popular with ornithologists, mountain climbers and hikers. It is the starting point of dozens of climbing and hiking routes and the most important stage on the Alpine traversal route for migratory birds.
This village on the border to France used to be a smugglers’ stronghold. A theme trail takes visitors back to the days when merchandise was smuggled between France and Switzerland over perilous mountain paths. Idyllic Barme is also a stop on the yearly route to the south for millions of migratory birds and thousands of birds of prey. An important bird banding station is situated on the Col de Bretolet pass. Between the months of August and October, the area is a paradise for ornithologists.

Hikes through the intact and idyllic landscape with its abundant flora and fauna are a special experience. There are various theme trails offering detailed, in-depth information about the region’s geology, fauna, flora and topography. There are a large number of challenging climbs and a mountain-bike trail that leads through the Val d’Illiez to Barme and back.

The milk from the native Hérens cows is made into cheese in the Alpine dairies. These specialities can be tasted at two guesthouses at Barme that are open from the end of May to the beginning of October.

Highlights

  • Ideal place for bird-watching
  • Abundance of climbing and hiking tours in all categories
  • Geology, flora and fauna theme trails

Adresse

Champéry Tourisme
Rue du Village 54
1874 Champéry
Tel. +41 (0)24 479 20 20
Fax. +41 (0)24 479 20 21
info@champery.ch
www.champery.ch

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Hiking in

Barme
Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 31, Cab. de Salanfe–Barme
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Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 32, Barme–Morgins
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