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One of the bisse paths near Veysonnaz

Swiss Vapeur Parc

Vineyards near Sion

Veysonnaz is ideally located for a range of summer activities. Here are a few of the things that you can do in this area, and some suggestions based on our own experiences.

In the area surrounding Veysonnaz, there are over 300km of signposted paths. Walking routes range from short strolls through the forest to challenging routes along mountain ridges. The location of Veysonnaz means that any route will be guaranteed to have fantastic views. The ancient irragation channels - the "bisses" - that this region is famous for, offer easy walking routes, but all the time through fantastic scenery.

Mountain Biking
Veysonnaz has 5 signposted mountain bike routes - from easy routes of a few miles to difficult routes that climb high into the mountains. As well as these routes, that are lots of unsignposted tracks to discover - this site details some other routes in the area. Bikes can be rented from the sports shops in Veysonnaz. The Grand Raid Cristalp, probably the hardest mountain bike race in the world, passes through Veysonnaz in August each year.

Family days out
Within an hour's drive from Veysonnaz, there are a number of places that are ideal for a family day out. There are more details on these places in our area guide page.

Swiss Vapeur Parc - an absolutely brilliant minature railway park
Labyrinthe Aventure - the world's largest permanent maze, with an adventure playground, minigolf and other games and activities
Burgerbad thremal baths - a naturally heated swimming pool centre at Leukerbad, about 45 minutes drive from Veysonnaz
Happyland - a leisure park near to Sion that has a number of rides and attractions
Marécottes zoo and swimming pool - an alpine zoo and a 70 metre long heated swimming pool carved out of the rocks

There are five golf courses within a one-hour drive of Veysonnaz. The nearest, the Golf Club Sion, is only fifteen minutes away, and as a customer of our local rental agency, VIP, you will receive a discount on green fees. On the other side of the Rhone valley is the Golf Club Crans-sur-Sierre, home of the PGA Swiss Open, with its two world-famous courses, and two courses for beginners. Also nearby are the Golf Club of Sierre, the Golf Club Leuk, and the Golf Club Verbier. This being Switzerland, you can be assured of immaculately kept courses and breathtaking scenery.

Wine tasting
Switzerland may not be as famous for it's wines as some of it's neighbours, but it does produce some world famous wines such as Dole and Fendant. The dry, sunny climate of the area around Veysonnaz make this the most important wine producing region in Switzerland. The lower slopes of the Rhone Valley are covered with vineyards, and there are various cellars and other wine-tasting venues that invite you to discover the wine specialities of the Valais. There is more information about the wines of Valais here. Giroud, one of the main producers, has a new visitor and tasting centre on the road from Sion to Veysonnaz.

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Last updated 9 November 2009