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Vercorin

Vercorin's position on a plateau high above Sierre in the Rhone valley reminds you of an eagle's eyrie. This holiday resort in the Valais, between the conservation area of the Réchytal and the entrance to the Val d'Anniviers, is famous for its climate, so mild that you can even see cherry trees in bloom. In winter there are 35 km of prepared slopes on the Crêt du Midi.
The old houses and barns of this unspoilt mountain village, located at 1330 m, nestle snugly around the Romanesque church tower. Vercorin can be reached from the Rhone valley by post bus from Sierre or by cable-car from Chalais. There is a little lane leading directly into the Val d'Anniviers (Eifischtal).

Not far from Vercorin is the unique natural treasure of the Réchytal, an undeveloped valley with virtually no roads or buildings. With its abundance of edelweiss and varied wildlife, this nature conservation area is one of the most unspoilt landscapes of the Central Valais. When Nature slowly begins to prepare for her winter sleep, the stags wake up in the rutting season between September and October, performing a courtship ritual that can be heard from far away.

Summer

In this sunny region you can go hiking on over 250 km of footpaths. The Squirrel Path invites you to discover the virgin forest, while the "Celtic Trail" leads you to special trees which played an important role in the Celtic philosophy of life. Another popular excursion is to follow the alpine trail from Vercorin to Grimentz in the Val d'Anniviers, a walk which follows the tree-line, with no major differences in altitude.

At the middle station of the Crêt du Midi gondola, Alp Sigeroulaz, there is fun for all the family in the "Adventure Forest", on the rope ladders and suspended bridges of the longest course of its kind in the area. And the "Three Suonen Circuit" to the Sarrasin, Briey and Riccard "Suonen" (irrigation channels) will also get your adrenalin pumping, as you go boldly over rope bridges up to 220 metres long, and across overhanging slopes. For mountain bikers, there are about 170 km of attractive trails around Vercorin. For a change you could also hire a scooter from the Crêt du Midi, or visit the rock climbing area, the sports centre or the paragliding school.

Winter

The gondola lift takes skiers and snowboarders up to the Crêt du Midi (2332 m), where they will find eight ski lifts, 35 km of pistes and a snow park with a half-pipe. For lovers of deep snow, there are separate prepared fields. Three sledging runs, three winter hiking trails and six snowshoe routes, along with 12 km of cross-country skiing tracks, round off the list of winter activities.

Highlights

  • Val de Réchy (Réchytal) – a protected valley for hikers and lovers of Nature. Well-known for the roaring of the stags in the rutting season.
  • Adventure Forest on the Alp Sigeroulaz – swing, climb and balance from tree to tree in safety in the rope-park above Vercorin.
  • Grimentz village – a harmonious blend of hotel chalets and old barns and hay-stores makes up this village in the Val d'Anniviers.
Vercorin's position on a plateau high above Sierre in the Rhone valley reminds you of an eagle's eyrie. This holiday resort in the Valais, between the conservation area of the Réchytal and the entrance to the Val d'Anniviers, is famous for its climate, so mild that you can even see cherry trees in bloom. In winter there are 35 km of prepared slopes on the Crêt du Midi.
The old houses and barns of this unspoilt mountain village, located at 1330 m, nestle snugly around the Romanesque church tower. Vercorin can be reached from the Rhone valley by post bus from Sierre or by cable-car from Chalais. There is a little lane leading directly into the Val d'Anniviers (Eifischtal).

Not far from Vercorin is the unique natural treasure of the Réchytal, an undeveloped valley with virtually no roads or buildings. With its abundance of edelweiss and varied wildlife, this nature conservation area is one of the most unspoilt landscapes of the Central Valais. When Nature slowly begins to prepare for her winter sleep, the stags wake up in the rutting season between September and October, performing a courtship ritual that can be heard from far away.

Summer

In this sunny region you can go hiking on over 250 km of footpaths. The Squirrel Path invites you to discover the virgin forest, while the "Celtic Trail" leads you to special trees which played an important role in the Celtic philosophy of life. Another popular excursion is to follow the alpine trail from Vercorin to Grimentz in the Val d'Anniviers, a walk which follows the tree-line, with no major differences in altitude.

At the middle station of the Crêt du Midi gondola, Alp Sigeroulaz, there is fun for all the family in the "Adventure Forest", on the rope ladders and suspended bridges of the longest course of its kind in the area. And the "Three Suonen Circuit" to the Sarrasin, Briey and Riccard "Suonen" (irrigation channels) will also get your adrenalin pumping, as you go boldly over rope bridges up to 220 metres long, and across overhanging slopes. For mountain bikers, there are about 170 km of attractive trails around Vercorin. For a change you could also hire a scooter from the Crêt du Midi, or visit the rock climbing area, the sports centre or the paragliding school.

Winter

The gondola lift takes skiers and snowboarders up to the Crêt du Midi (2332 m), where they will find eight ski lifts, 35 km of pistes and a snow park with a half-pipe. For lovers of deep snow, there are separate prepared fields. Three sledging runs, three winter hiking trails and six snowshoe routes, along with 12 km of cross-country skiing tracks, round off the list of winter activities.

Highlights

  • Val de Réchy (Réchytal) – a protected valley for hikers and lovers of Nature. Well-known for the roaring of the stags in the rutting season.
  • Adventure Forest on the Alp Sigeroulaz – swing, climb and balance from tree to tree in safety in the rope-park above Vercorin.
  • Grimentz village – a harmonious blend of hotel chalets and old barns and hay-stores makes up this village in the Val d'Anniviers.

Arrival and return Vercorin

Adresse

Vercorin Tourisme
Rte de la Télécabine
Case Postale 68
3967 Vercorin
Tel. +41 (0) 27 455 58 55
vercorin@sierre-anniviers.ch
www.vercorin.ch

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Vercorin
Chemin des Bisses
Chemin des Bisses
Stage 7, Vercorin–Grimentz
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Vercorin
Chemin du Vignoble
Chemin du Vignoble
Stage 2, Sion–Leuk
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 3, Brig–Sierre
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Rhone Route
Rhone Route
Stage 4, Sierre–Martigny
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Vercorin
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