Valais

HIKING WITHOUT LUGGAGE INTO THE SUN

It’s true, the region in the canton of Valais in Switzerland promises around 300 days of sunshine every year. That’s a lot and makes it the ideal hiking destination for our Eurohike hiking holidays without luggage. But the canton in the south-west of the country offers much more than sunshine: alpine panoramas, glaciers, a mild climate and countless well-marked hiking trails - a real hiking paradise in the Swiss mountains.

Hiking in the Lötschberg country

Basic information about Valais

With a total of 13 districts, Valais is the third largest canton in Switzerland and belongs to ‘German-speaking Switzerland’, with French being spoken in the west of the region and German or ‘Valais German’ in the east. It is particularly easy to breathe a sigh of relief here, as the two mountain ranges of the Valais Alps to the south and the Bernese Alps to the north absorb most of the precipitation. The mild climate promises dry summers, cold winters and particularly clear air – perfect for a healthy hiking holiday with Eurohike. The landscape of Valais is diverse. Grapevines meet cacti, alpine lakes meet impressive mountain ranges and mountain streams meet idyllic valleys. Relax as you hike in Valais: in this region you can not only de-stress, but this Swiss canton with more than 8,000 kilometres of signposted hiking trails is also a real paradise for a hiking holiday without luggage.

The most popular hiking holidays in Valais

Hike at the Lötschberg South Ramp

Aletsch Panorama Trail & Lötschberg South Ramp

Our Eurohike hiking tour Aletsch Panorama Trail & Lötschberg South Ramp, 7 days is an absolute classic among hiking holidays. This seven-day tour combines the best of two popular hiking routes. As the first highlight of the tour, you march on the Lötschberg South Ramp and experience fantastic views. It continues to Belalp and finally to the Aletschbord. From here you have an impressive view of the glacier gate and the lower part of the Aletsch Glacier, the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage. Unforgettable highlights await you on the further daily stages from Riederalp – Fischeralp and on to Bellwald, before the hiking holiday comes to an end with an overnight stay in the tranquil mountain village of Bellwald.

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Mountain Hiking
Switzerland

Aletsch Panorama Trail & Lötschberg South Ramp

7 Days | Self-guided tour
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Facts and details about hiking in Valais

View to the Lötschberger country

Facts and details

  • Location: In the southwest of Switzerland
  • Glacier: The three largest glaciers in the Alps are located in the Valais – the Aletsch glacier, the Gorner glacier and the Valais Fiescher glacier
  • Mountains: The highest mountain in Switzerland is in Valais – the Dufourspitze at 4,634 metres
  • Special feature: Valais lies entirely in the Alpine region
  • Time to travel: The best hiking time is from June to October
  • Climate: Dry, warm, sunny with little rainfall – this is the best way to describe the Valais climate
  • Culinary: Particularly noteworthy is the regional cuisine, which has developed independently into classic Swiss cuisine. The culinary treasures of the region are the Valais rye bread, dried meat and saffron, whereby these products are registered and thus represent a protected trademark. The mild climate can also be tasted in the regional products such as the fine wines, the wonderful fruit and delicious spices.
Hikers at the Aletsch Panorama Trail

Tour character

Our Eurohike hiking tour on the Aletsch Panorama Trail & Lötschberg South Ramp, 7 days offers a real hiking experience with luggage transfer in the middle of the south side of the Alps. The daily stages are scheduled to last around four to seven hours and the tours require a good basic level of fitness as well as surefootedness due to the alpine conditions.

  • A particularly adrenaline-filled highlight on your hiking tour in Switzerland awaits you on the last stage: crossing the ‘Aspi-Titter’ suspension bridge in the Massa Gorge – a head for heights is required here.
Hiking break at the Lötschberg country

Hiking holidays without luggage in Valais

Sunny hiking holidays are almost guaranteed due to the mild climate and the many hours of sunshine in beautiful Valais in Switzerland – the perfect basis for a successful hiking holiday. At Eurohike, we ensure that all the other important elements of your active holiday are perfectly organised: from the detailed travel documents, the selected hotels and accommodation, personal on-site support and the smooth luggage transfer in the holiday destination – we at Eurohike are always there for you. And if you should have any questions during the trip, you can reach us at any time on our service-hotline.

Katharina Pertiller
We at Eurohike ensure all-round successful hiking holidays in Valais – and with us you hike without luggage!
Katharina Pertiller, Customer Service
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