Discover the thrilling variety of mountain hikes in Valais With more than 8,000 kilometres of marked trails, our lovely Canton have routes to suit all tastes and levels. Hike through forests, along our famous “bisse” irrigation channels, across giddy suspension footbridges, along trails full of history and towards sparkling 4,000-metre summits!
Suspension footbridges are narrow walkways, suspended by cables, that allow you to pass high above an obstacle such as a glacier, valley, river or ravine. Some provide the goal of a hike; others offer an additional highlight along a scenic trail. The views that they offer are often breathtaking.
Valais has well-marked footpaths to suit all kinds of walkers, from experienced mountain hikers to families with young children. To help you choose, Valais Promotion has created maps showing the most spectacular alpine trails and the most beautiful paths along “bisse” irrigation channels. You can either browse them online or order free printed copies for a wealth of excursion ideas.