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Arolla

Arolla, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, was a pioneering resort of mountain climbing tourism. Road access to the village didn’t become a reality until 1960, when the Grand Dixence dam and road were built.
The village of Arolla lies at an altitude of 1998 metres in the Vall d’Hérens to the south of Sion. It belongs to the municipality of Evolène and has a population of 200. Records show that Arolla was already settled in the Middle Ages.

This mountain village became popular with the advent of mountain climbing, and the Grand Hotel & Kurhaus, opened in 1896 and currently run by the fourth generation of the same family, bears witness to a longstanding tradition of mountaineering tourism. Arolla is the starting point of around 50 hikes, including the trail to the Col de Riedmatten pass, which has magnificent views of the Alps.

The area combines a remarkable breathtaking mountain and glacier landscape with an intact farming structure. The mountain pastures are grazed by the Hérens cattle, a traditional breed named after its valley of origin. There are 100 kilometres of mountain bike trails to explore and mountain lakes for trout fishing. Paragliding is also a popular leisure activity. Arolla is a lively winter sports region with pistes and trails for downhill and cross-country skiing as well as snowshoe trekking.

Highlights

  • Historic mountain hotel
  • Hiking area with numerous trails
  • 100km of mountain biking trails
  • Winter sports (downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoe trekking)
  • Paragliding (in summer and winter)
Arolla, surrounded by majestic mountain peaks, was a pioneering resort of mountain climbing tourism. Road access to the village didn’t become a reality until 1960, when the Grand Dixence dam and road were built.
The village of Arolla lies at an altitude of 1998 metres in the Vall d’Hérens to the south of Sion. It belongs to the municipality of Evolène and has a population of 200. Records show that Arolla was already settled in the Middle Ages.

This mountain village became popular with the advent of mountain climbing, and the Grand Hotel & Kurhaus, opened in 1896 and currently run by the fourth generation of the same family, bears witness to a longstanding tradition of mountaineering tourism. Arolla is the starting point of around 50 hikes, including the trail to the Col de Riedmatten pass, which has magnificent views of the Alps.

The area combines a remarkable breathtaking mountain and glacier landscape with an intact farming structure. The mountain pastures are grazed by the Hérens cattle, a traditional breed named after its valley of origin. There are 100 kilometres of mountain bike trails to explore and mountain lakes for trout fishing. Paragliding is also a popular leisure activity. Arolla is a lively winter sports region with pistes and trails for downhill and cross-country skiing as well as snowshoe trekking.

Highlights

  • Historic mountain hotel
  • Hiking area with numerous trails
  • 100km of mountain biking trails
  • Winter sports (downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoe trekking)
  • Paragliding (in summer and winter)

Arrival and return Arolla

Adresse

Evolène-Région Tourisme
Place du Clos Lombard 6
1983 Evolène
Tel. +41 (0)27 283 40 00
evolene-region@valdherens.ch
www.evolene-region.ch

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Hiking in

Arolla
Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 26, Evolène–Arolla
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Alpine Passes Trail
Alpine Passes Trail
Stage 27, Arolla–Cab. des Dix
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