You won’t find any tips for peaceful holidays here. Instead, the team at Besson Immobilier is determined to offer you all the interesting little tips we know to ensure that your holiday in our region will be forever ingrained in your memory. Discover our selection of favourite walks in the neighbouring valleys here:
Gorges du Dailley in the Trient Valley (Salvan)
It’s thanks to this team of friends, who have nicknamed themselves the ‘Slaves of Dailley’ after over two decades of work, that this legendary route through the Gorges du Dailley was restored. This path crosses a forest of Scots pines and takes you from the Granges to Van d’en Bas. In the gorge, you’ll be able to follow the Salanfe river closely, thanks to daring constructions of walkways, galleries and dizzying stairs.
You’ll be seduced by wilderness, waterfalls, rocks shaped by the never-ending fall of water, and spectacular views. A real treat – for walkers, poets and dreamers alike. In summer, the cool air of the gorges is much appreciated by visitors.
Tips: for a short and easy walk, start your trip at the Granges. For a more taxing route, set off from Salvan. Find more information here.
Walks to the Fenêtres lakes in Entremont
This is a location straight out of the most beautiful mountain postcard scenes. You’ll be able to reach these 3 magnificent lakes, perched at an altitude of over 2500 m, from either the Val Ferret (Fouly) or from the Grand Saint-Bernard pass. There are several variations to suit everyone, from the least athletic to the more seasoned hikers. Take a good look at the map first to decide on your route.
Tips: after the walks don’t forget to stop at the Grand-Saint-Bernard pass and visit the Saint-Bernard museum.
Along the Emosson dam in the Mont-Blanc area
Lac d’Emosson © Valais Wallis
The Emosson dam is the 2nd largest dam in Switzerland, in terms of capacity (227 million m3). With its 180 metre-high wall, it’s the 3rd highest dam in Valais – after the Grande-Dixence and Mauvoisin dams. From Verbier, take the road to Martigny, then head towards Chamonix. Turn off before the border to reach the dam. Here you’ll find two options for your walk. If you’d like to start with the tunnels, you can set off directly to the right of the car park. This option does not offer access to the lake, but you will be guaranteed a fantastic trip. Or, if you’d prefer, you can start at the crown of the dam and head to Vieux Emosson, where you can admire another small dam and grab a drink or a bite to eat at the refreshment bar.
An attractive alternative for families: the Verticalp Emosson, which takes you from Le Châtelard to the remarkable natural site of Emosson. 3 facilities: funicular, panoramic train and mini-funic to reach the dam. An exceptional and unforgettable experience.